“My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a safe, satisfying birth for both her baby and herself—one she’ll not need to forget.”

Marie F. Mongan, 1999

PLEASE only happy stories… My baby is listening.

Calm and Peaceful Baby on Board

Studies show babies born using Hypnobirthing® tend to be calmer, sleep better and feed better because they are gently and calmly breathed into the world at their own pace experiencing less trauma.

TenderBirthing Logo-01PRIVATE CLASSES IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME AVAILABLE

Call Laurie 818-261-5367

Tuition:

$450 – Private Sessions

Includes: Textbook, Rainbow Relaxation CD, all materials and class handouts

The HypnoBirthing® Advantage

  • 1. Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during and after birthing.

  • 2. Reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical anesthesia, episiotomy, and other interventions.

  • 3. Lessens fatigue during labor, leaving the mother fresh, awake and energized as she brings

  • 4. Shortens the thinning and opening phase of labor by several hours and allows the birthing mother to utilize the natural pulsations of her body to breather her baby down to the crowning sate, rather than pushing for long, exhausting periods of time. Reduces risk of pelvic floor damage.

  • 5. Brings the mother, the baby and the birthing companion together in a wonderful prenatal

  • 6. The birthing companion is an integral part of the birthing, not an onlooker.

  • 7. Special breathing almost entirely eliminates postnatal discomfort and “baby blues”.

  • 8. Babies are better adjusted and happier, resulting in better eating and sleeping routines.

  • 9. Mothers don’t run the risk of hyperventilating from shallow breathing.

  • 10. Birthing is returned to the safe, beautiful, peaceful experience that Nature intended.

The HypnoBirthing program is built around an educational process that includes relaxation, visualization, special breathing, meditation,  nutrition and positive body toning.

Parent Testimonials:

“When I found out I was pregnant my first thought was, ‘How on earth am I going to give birth? There is no way I can do that, it’s too painful!’ A girlfriend of mine told me about Hypnobirthing and I was instantly excited. Here was a way to give birth naturally and without running the risks of complications associated with epidurals and other medications. The more I read about it, the more I wanted to do it. People love to tell you their terrible/scary/painful birth stories, so that’s all you ever imagine the experience to be (why do people insist on scaring pregnant woman!?) Hypnobirthing taught me that it’s not like that at all. Giving birth does not have to be scary or painful, it’s all about how you use your mind to change your perception of it. Hypnobirthing showed me how to calm my mind, visualize what my body was going through, and above all, relax. That was the most important thing I could do, I just had to relax, let go of the fear I had, and let my body do what it was made for.”

“I have never thought of myself as ‘spiritual’ or in tune with my body. I’m terrible when it comes to trying to meditate or even concentrate on that matter. I am also a huge sissy and have no pain tolerance.”

“Laurie was amazing. She was so wonderful through everything. She spent months practicing with me, teaching me her techniques for breathing, affirmation, and visualization. She made me MP3s of her affirmations that I listened to every day. I played the Rainbow CD every night, practicing my breathing and relaxation. She provided material to read about additional things I could do to make the birthing experience easier (perineal massage) and above all, special.”

“She was even there when I had my son, keeping me calm and coaching me through. I was able to visualize my baby making his way, using my breath to guide him down. I imagined every contraction (or surge as we called it) as a wave I could float over. My actual labor was about 2 hours, I pushed for about 30 minutes and then it was over. No screaming, no crying, no tears of pain (only happy tears) I had a beautiful and healthy baby and I know I could not have done it without Laurie and her technique.”

“ When I first seriously started looking in to Hypnobirth classes I became a little frustrated with how they were scheduled. My husband is frequently gone for work related things and we would not be able to attend all of the classes with how groups are often scheduled. Then I came across Laurie. She was the answer I had been looking for. She does in home classes and worked around our schedule, sometimes coming up to our home twice a week so that we could get it all in before Noah left again for work.  The class was amazing. It was so nice to do the hypnosis in the comfort of our own home. The recordings from the institute were incredibly helpful as were the recordings she sent me to put in my phone.  My labor and delivery very much did not go as we had hoped, but hypnobirthing and Laurie’s guidance gave me the ability to work through 3 days of early labor and comes to terms with how our birthing day went.  Our son is beautiful and sassy (already!) and a total joy.
Thank you so much Laurie for everything. I actually tell everyone I see about you and I hope we can try this again in the future! H.W. Novato, CA”

“ We found Laurie through the HypnoBirthing site and decided to give her a call. We knew right away that she would be a good fit for us. She had a calming and disarming way about her, and she was empathetic to our previous experience with a high-risk pregnancy. During sessions, she was able to guide us through various relaxation techniques and hypnosis strategies, which were surprisingly effective in calming our bodies minds. Her voice is unbelievably soothing; Laurie is a natural hypnotist. We were skeptics at the outset, but her gentle yet confident presence, coupled with her specific skillset, made us immediate converts. She also worked with our unique, potentially high-risk situation to make sessions personalized and engaging. She instilled confidence in both myself and my birthing partner, and gave us plenty of tools for the big day as well as for the weeks leading up. She was also very flexible and worked with our specific, often erratic schedule. Highly recommend. Yumi and Graham Berkeley, CA ”

“ My husband and I went through a HypnoBirthing series guided by Laurie as we prepared for the arrival of our first baby.  After one class with Laurie, we knew we were in good hands.  Laurie is simply a wonderful and warm person.  She is excellent at easing your worries or fears about childbirth.  I felt supported and confident going into labor.  Laurie met us in our home and was very flexible with our schedule.  I felt so amazing after her classes, and she is very gifted at helping people relax.   I found her voice very soothing and her positive attitude very much appreciated.  Laurie also gave very practical advice for how to manage my demanding OBGYN.   I had a wonderful experience birthing my son – it was truly incredible and I owe a lot of this to Laurie.  She had a positive message for any hiccup or stress I faced in the weeks leading up to my due date.  She was great at helping my husband understand how he could support my HypnoBirthing experience.  In the end, I felt like my husband and I birthed our son. together.    Our little boy was calm throughout my entire birthing experience and he came out very happy and alert, with a 9/9 APGAR.   I think staying calm through the experience helped keep my boy happy. Emily and Rich Oakland, CA ”