Crimes and Misdemeanors: A Forced IV and Forced Apology

Crimes and Misdemeanors: A Forced IV and Forced Apology What would you do if your obstetrician threatened to kick you out of the hospital when you were 8 centimeters dilated and progressing smoothly? Angela, one of my HypnoBirthing students, was … Continue reading

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The Delicious Simplicity of Homemade Almond Milk

A Better Source of Calcium for Pregnant Women and Children My pregnant clients are sometimes surprised to learn that dairy is a poor source of calcium due to its acidic nature. Acidic foods not only lay the foundation for disease, … Continue reading

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Crimes and Misdemeanors: Enter Random Pediatrician

Crimes and Misdemeanors: Enter Random Pediatrician It’s remarkable how easily would-be perfect birth experiences can become tarnished. An unsupportive comment, a flippant remark — women remember these details all their lives, even when they’re made by inconsequential hospital staff or strangers. In … Continue reading

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Better Birthing: It’s About Time

I saw one of my HypnoBirthing clients, Jenny, at one of my postpartum workshops last month.  She was eager to tell me about her hospital birth. One of the first things she said was, “I still can’t get over that digital … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Break Up With Your Prenatal Caregiver

No doubt about it: Deep breathing, visualization and relaxation tools are powerful when it comes to having a positive birth. HypnoBirthing not only helped me, but hundreds of my couples to have comfortable, natural births. But the tools alone aren’t enough, and they … Continue reading

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