20 04, 2016

What is your baby’s womb experience?

As a longtime birthing professional and baby advocate, I have grown to accept and understand how powerful the experience of the baby in your womb truly is.  Does it matter if you have a stressful job?  Is it of any concern that you and your partner speak harshly to each other because of the stress in your lives?  What if your house is in the middle of a remodel?  Do any of these things impact the baby in your womb? In my HypnoBirthing® classes, which I have been teaching for the past 17 years, I help pregnant couples become aware of what their

12 04, 2016

Stress and Fertility

Recently a new fertility client shared with me that her IVF doctor told her that stress had nothing to do with conceiving a child and pregnancy. I was taken aback because I was sure that doctors had come further along than that!! Are we not continually barraged with data about how stress affects our health on every level? To address this issue in more biologic/medical terminology, let’s speak for a moment about the Hypothalamus, the neural center at the base of the brain linked to the pituitary gland. It controls the flow of hormones in the body. The hypothalamus is sensitive to stress

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