5 Relaxation Techniques to Use During Labor

5 Relaxation Techniques to Use During Labor

As we know from some women’s birth stories and in documentaries such as Orgasmic Birth, childbirth is not always a painful, negative experience. Why is that? Well, relaxation is key to reducing or eliminating pain during labor and birth. Unfortunately, our...
How to Prepare for Labor Pain

How to Prepare for Labor Pain

When we ask the question “When you think of birth, what comes to mind?”, one of the most common responses is “pain.” Some cultures believe that the pain of childbirth is a right of passage. Many HypnoBirthing moms report feeling only pressure rather than pain –...
How to Push a Baby Out Fast

How to Push a Baby Out Fast

In HypnoBirthing, we break childbirth into 2 phases: labor and birth. Labor is when the cervix is thinning and opening to prepare for the baby to move down through the birth path. The actual birth phase is when the baby is moving down the birth path (vagina) and out...
10 Tips for Turning a Breech Baby

10 Tips for Turning a Breech Baby

In the United States, an ultrasound is typically scheduled for 35 weeks of pregnancy. Providers are looking for a few different things during this imaging, one being the position of the baby. The optimal position for childbirth is a baby in the head-down position....
5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Birth Doula

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Birth Doula

When one parent suggests hiring a doula (and it’s the dad/partner more often than you think), one of the most common responses the other parent expresses is “Do we really need one?” Partners may feel like supporting the mom/birthing person is their job. The...
Signs that Labor Could Be Near

Signs that Labor Could Be Near

As the end of pregnancy approaches, there is a lot happening in the pregnant mind & body. There are feelings of excitement and anticipation all while your body is physically preparing to birth this new life. In the movies, we usually see a scene where the pregnant...