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Announcing Hypnobabies Classes in New Orleans!

Announcing Hypnobabies Classes in New Orleans!

We are so happy to announce that Deep Waters Birth Services is the first to be bringing Hypnobabies to New Orleans! 

The classes are being hosted at the beautiful Magnolia Yoga Studio, and will begin on March 25, 2017. The space is so beautiful and calming and will be perfect for Hypnobabies. Check out their Instagram; it's fresh and inspiring.

Registration is officially open for the class, so e-mail amy@batonrougebirth.com or call (225) 364-9180 to enroll. 

Exciting News about Hypnobabies Classes in Louisiana

Exciting News about Hypnobabies Classes in Louisiana

Hypnobabies classes are expanding!

Soon, Deep Waters Birth Services will be offering Hypnobabies classes in the New Orleans area. In order to be able to serve both Baton Rouge and New Orleans, we will be offering classes just once per quarter in each location. 

What does this mean for you?

If you are in the Baton Rouge area and expecting a baby with a due date of April 2017 or earlier, you will want to enroll in the December 2016 class series because the next class series will be too close to your due date. 

If you are in the New Orleans or Northshore area, you can travel to our Baton Rouge classes or request a private class in your home. We hope to have classes up and running in the New Orleans area for due dates of June 2017 and later.

Click here for more information about Hypnobabies classes, and join our newsletter below for updates!

FAQ Series Part 4: Can Hypnobabies Help me with Anxiety?

FAQ Series Part 4: Can Hypnobabies Help me with Anxiety?

I am often asked about how to deal with anxiety during pregnancy. Sometimes, the person has already been dealing with anxiety when she becomes pregnant, and is wondering how to manage it. Other times, the person has never really had anxiety, but it presents itself for the first time as perinatal anxiety (anxiety occurring during pregnancy or the first year postpartum). Even planned pregnancy is considered a stressful life event and can trigger negative emotions, especially when paired with other stressful life events like changing jobs, moving, remodeling, and changing lifestyle habits. (Or a flood.)

Some first-time moms are anxious about the unknowns of birth. They may wonder, "Will I get gestational diabetes? Will I tear while pushing? How can I avoid an episiotomy? Will I poop while I'm pushing? Will I have to be induced? How can I avoid a Cesarean?"

Mothers who have already experienced birth may have anxiety based on their past birth experiences, especially if they were particularly challenging or didn't go as planned. They might think, "That was too hard; I can't go through labor again." Or, "I'm scared that my birth will not turn out like I planned...again." Or even, "My first birth went so well, there's no way I'll be lucky enough to have another birth exactly the way I want." Sometimes mothers experience new anxieties and fears about birth that they didn't know they needed to process through until they become pregnant again.

One of the best-kept secrets about my Hypnobabies classes in Baton Rouge is that they teach lifelong skills that are applicable even after pregnancy. In Hypnobabies, you will learn SO many helpful tools for dealing with anxiety and fear about pregnancy and birth, including:

Joyful pregnancy affirmations

This is a unique and wonderful asset to your pregnancy. You can listen to this track throughout the day, as often as you like. It keeps you in a positive frame of mind and helps you to enjoy your pregnancy. You don't even have to "consciously" listen to it; you can play it in the background while you go about your day, and just watch how your anxieties melt away!

Mindfulness

This practice is lauded by positive psychologists, neuroscientists, spiritual leaders, and yoga instructors as one of the most effective ways to change your thinking. In Hypnobabies, we learn how to apply the benefits of mindfulness to pregnancy and birthing. Mindfulness has been life-changing for many of my students!

Hypnosis practice for deep relaxation

The core of Hypnobabies is the hypnosis techniques. Practicing the hypnosis techniques is relaxing and extremely enjoyable. It helps students to fall into a restful sleep, and can help them get back to sleep after middle-of-the-night bathroom trips. It also includes many, many post-hypnotic suggestions for an easy and comfortable pregnancy and birth experience.

I'm not a mental health professional or therapist, but I have first-hand experience with anxiety, and I have taught a good number of Hypnobabies students who have anxiety, with amazing results! Of course, please speak with your doctor, midwife, or mental health care provider and seek further treatment if necessary.

FAQ Series Part 1: When Should I Take Hypnobabies?

FAQ Series Part 2: Does My Partner Need to Come to Class?

FAQ Series Part 3: Is Hypnosis Compatible with my Faith?

 

 

 

 

3 Reasons I was Skeptical to try Hypnobabies (From a Birth Partner's Perspective)

3 Reasons I was Skeptical to try Hypnobabies (From a Birth Partner's Perspective)

When Amy told me that she was going to use Hypnobabies for the birth of our son, I was skeptical. It sounded weird, and I wasn’t sure that it was legitimate. I’ve personally been scammed by many self-proclaimed “magic cures”, or “spiritual solutions”, and wasn’t excited about rehearsing scripts and memorizing cues.  

My main points of concern as her birth partner were: 

1. Is hypnosis a legitimate tool for birth or anything else?  

2. Has it worked for other people?   

3. Will it work for us?  

It turns out that hypnosis isn’t what super villains use to brainwash people; it’s a scientifically proven technique. 

There are hundreds of positive testimonies from those who have used Hypnobabies. 

After our experience with Hypnobabies, I can say it absolutely was beneficial to our birth. The greatest benefit has been practicing with tools that really do work.  They’ve been proven to work. And, with practice, you get better and better. This creates confidence and beats back fear which is the enemy of a peaceful birth.  

The results have been undeniable. Hypnobabies has completely transformed our birth experience.