22 03, 2016

Visualization and Birth

In the 17 years I have been teaching HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education classes, one of my favorite parts is a little experiment I love to perform. In Class I, after the introductions, I ask each parent to talk about their vision for their baby’s birth. Some of the reactions I get remind me of when we were told in college that we’d have an exam the next day!  When the dads sort of relax and sink into the couch thinking this is something the mom is surely meant to answer, I add…”dads too.” I write down all the responses and let them know I

12 03, 2016

He says: Hospital Birth > She says: Home Birth

Have you, or someone you know, ever shared that they would love to give birth at home but their partner/husband is just not on board with it? I have had this scenario come up many times over the 17 years I have been teaching HypnoBirthing®.  With my background as a therapist, couples are willing to bring it up with me to process it.   Here are some suggestions: Share with each other your vision for the birth of your baby.  Each partner can take 5-10 minutes while the other partner just listens- no comments/questions until they’re done. Discuss/make a list of the pros

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