Exercising While Pregnant: Why You Should Be Doing It!

Exercising While Pregnant: Why You Should Be Doing It!

It is commonly understood that exercising while pregnant is important. But why exactly? While exercising does not guarantee that your birth will be shorter or “pain-free”, it does engage the major muscles that are needed in childbirth. This means that you are priming...
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...
Little Reminders and Suggestions for Relaxation in Pregnancy

Little Reminders and Suggestions for Relaxation in Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a time filled with joy, excitement, and love, but it can also be a time of stress, anxiety, and fear. Studies have shown that “prenatal stress can have significant effects on pregnancy, maternal health and human development across the lifespan”. While...
Conversations to Have with Loved Ones Before the Baby is Born

Conversations to Have with Loved Ones Before the Baby is Born

It is important to prepare and plan as best as you can before the baby arrives (in HypnoBirthing®, we refer to the first 40 days after birth as the Fourth Trimester). While, you do need to get clothing, diapers, and crib, and all those things, preparing for a baby...