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Best Birth Book To Read | Labor Like A Goddess

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing July 16, 2020

What you read matters during pregnancy and so does the time and effort you put in to preparing! Many of our “main stream” birth books are full of fear and remind you of the things that can go wrong in pregnancy, labor and delivery. But you know what? Pregnancy, labor and delivery goes RIGHT most of the time when we …


Do I Need A Birth Class?

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing July 9, 2020

For this chiropractor and his wife, having a long, first birth showed them a few things they wanted to change up for this next one. Home birth and more intimate care from one on one midwives was the first change they made. With a few refresher classes under their belts, this baby put them to the test. Listening to the …


How To Prepare For A Natural Birth

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing July 2, 2020

Hypnobirthing classes made the difference for this couples birth preparation. When Sami first found out she was pregnant, the words that ran though her mind were cesarean, morning sickness and pain. She’s also “throw-up-a-phobic” so that didn’t help her mindset either! Luckily, a few friends had recommended Hypnobirthing and that jump started their education. They hired a doula, switched providers …


Be Your Best Advocate…

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing June 25, 2020

In part two of Vanessa and Eva’s birth story, we are talking about advocacy. Out of hospital education can explain what your options are for birth BUT it is you who need to make your voice heard and advocate for yourself. In this video, Vanessa and Eva tell another section of their birth story where they needed to make a …


It’s Your Baby’s Birth | A Birth Story

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing June 20, 2020

Part one of a TWO week video series! For Vanessa and Eva, having solid education was important for planning what kind of birth they wanted for their daughter. As classes progressed, Vanessa and Eva’s confidence in their bodies’ ability to birth grew solid. It was that confidence that allowed the birth process to play out as it should, even with …


When Should I Start Birth Classes?

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing May 26, 2020

When Should I Start Birth Classes? You will get many answers as to when you should start Hypnobirthing classes. Obviously, taking classes before labor begins is a great time! Each family unit is unique so here are a few things you should consider. The first, is to look over both yours and your partners schedules so you can both attend …


Why Would You Switch To Home Birth?

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing May 14, 2020

Why would you move from a straightforward hospital birth to switching into a home birth at 39 weeks? Because you need to feel safe with your health care provider and you have choices in who that is. As the parents of this new baby, the hospital no longer felt like a good option. Once Brenna and Eric realized that their …


Can You Have A Natural Birth When Induced?

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing May 1, 2020

Can you have a natural birth when induced? Yes, and you’ll need all the tools to help you through it! This couple spent the last 5 weeks of their pregnancy in Hypnobirthing class where they gathered tools they needed for the “plan” and “the unexpected,” which is just what showed up! Because of the confidence this couple gained through education, …


You Created A Quarantine Baby!!

By: Care Messer Birth, Education, Pregnancy April 21, 2020

Congratulations!! All of this time inside(sex, sex and more sex) and now you’re having a baby!! Yay!! The sex doesn’t have to stop by the way! The emails and phone calls keep coming in and we are excited for you!! You are doing great to seek out birth information and contact us NOW instead of later! Birth workers around the …


What To Expect In Hypnobirthing Classes

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing April 8, 2020

What To Expect In Hypnobirthing Classes Hypnobirthing? Don’t let the name throw you off. It’s not just for the hippie, crunchy folks(although I may be one of them at this point)!  This method of birth education started me on a journey of a lifetime. In fact, I only took Hypnobirthing classes because my doctor said I was allergic to all …


A Doula In Your Pocket Is Better Than No Doula | Story 3

By: Care Messer Doulas April 5, 2020

From Willow: Recently I had one of my families go into labor knowing I wouldn’t be able to join them at the hospital. This was upsetting for everyone but this did not change my availability to them or my ability to support them. It did, however, require a bit more preparation. We had a specific prenatal visit going over everything …


A Doula In Your Pocket – Is Better Than No Doula | Story 2

By: Care Messer Birth, Birth Doula, Doulas April 2, 2020

This story of virtual doula service comes from Monet Combs of Mama Magic Birth Services. Having a VBAC(Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) can be a lot of work to set up depending on what type of hospital and provider you have. VBAC families need to be very educated and determined to flow with any last minute changes, both with their body …


A Doula In Your Pocket – Is Better Than No Doula | Story 1

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Labor April 1, 2020

With Covid-19, protocols in the birth room are changing on an hourly basis. This is making our birthing families feel very unstable and vulnerable. When families feel unsafe, so do their babies. The world needs to take mindful, proactive steps to ensure the safety and confidence of these parents so that their babies come into a room full of love …


How To Have A Great Birth!

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing January 16, 2020

Education gave this family all the tools they needed for what turned out to be a fast birth! Dad was along for the ride in classes but found that he was able to stay calm and move through the experience easily because of what they had practiced. Hiring a doula also gave this family reassurance as to when they should …


What Partners Need to Know About Birth

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing December 19, 2019

For this couple – kids were never part of their life plan. But the decision to have a baby brought this dad the “greatest experience of his life.” After the birth, he sat down to take in the whole labor and birth and came up with four pillars of the birth experience that have now become the foundation for raising …


Is Water Birth Better?

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing December 12, 2019

Is water birth better? Well – this mom thought so. It was accidental but just what she had envisioned when it came to her birth vision. One of the many lessons labor brought this couple was the importance of a sacred, calm laboring environment. Labor slowed as people showed up. Once people left and they got into their quiet interaction, …


A C Section | Can It Be Gentle?

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing November 21, 2019

How did this mom go from planning a natural birth to fully embracing a gentle cesarean birth with no regrets? Education and the right support proved once again to make an unwanted scenario something manageable and smooth. Kristine and her husband took HypnoBirthing, read all the books, got an excellent care provider and hired two doulas. The birth doula, who …


Pregnancy & Brushing for Two, or Three!

By: J. Shahangian Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy November 20, 2019

As a soon to be mom, you make all sorts of sacrifices. Of course, expecting moms gladly and gracefully give of themselves with full awareness of the much greater rewards once the baby is born. During nine months of carrying your baby, you may get a bit tunnel-visioned on making everything perfect for baby’s arrival and neglecting your own well …


A Home Birth

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing November 14, 2019

On Saturday evening before our estimated due date, I had a little bloody show that we took as a sign that we’d be starting labor soon. Although “Dr. Google“ suggested that it could still be as much as 2 weeks away… Regardless, I decided to treat myself to a relaxing Epson salt bath while listening to my birth playlist and HypnoBirthing …


Why A Home Birth?

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing November 14, 2019

Why not a home birth? Before classes, this mom had known that a home birth was the direction she wanted to head but her husband was not on board. Through education, healthy checkups and a lot of questions – things changed. Choosing the right support team (a doula, two midwives and a granny) this family created an amazing environment for …


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