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Northern Virginia weekend workshop childbirth class

Northern Virginia weekend workshop childbirth class

My core teaching philosophy is focused on the mind-body connection through Hypnobabies, which requires a six-week (plus home practice) commitment. However, the mind-body connection as well as a host of other childbirth topics are easily covered in a 1-day intensive. For very busy couples and those uninterested

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What if I want an epidural? Can I still do Hypnobabies?

What if I want an epidural? Can I still do Hypnobabies?

Well, of course you can! You can have anything you want for your birth. (Duh.) During a Hypnobabies class, you can expect to receive information about some of the benefits of unmedicated childbirth, such as freedom of movement, and some of the risk associated with epidurals, such as

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What’s it like to attend a Hypnobabies birthing class?

What's it like to attend a Hypnobabies birthing class?

Before you invest the $450 class fee to secure your space, I bet you’d like to know what it’s like to attend a Hypnobabies birthing class, right? You can read some testimonials from folks who have attended my classes here, or you can read this class overview. People who

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A-Z List of Suggested Activities for Early/Pre-Birthing Time, Hypnobabies edition

A-Z List of Suggested Activities for Early/Pre-Birthing Time, Hypnobabies edition

I love a good list and I think many of my ideal clients are also list-oriented. People who take a Hypnobabies class gain so many ideas about what to do during your early birthing time when pressure waves (contractions) may be starting but you’re not ready to go to

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Ask the Sterling, Va. Doula: Birth Plans… What’s the Point?

Ask the Sterling, Va. Doula: Birth Plans... What's the Point?

“My birth plan was to have a healthy baby!” [end of post] Right?! No, there’s actually more to the story. As a doula in the Sterling, Va. area, part of my job is to keep tabs on the climate, so to speak, for childbearing families. Recently I

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Prepare Your Body and Mind for Birth: Enroll in a DC Area Childbirth Class

Prepare Your Body and Mind for Birth: Enroll in a DC Area Childbirth Class

Considering enrolling in a DC area childbirth class outside of the hospital? Nice work! Hospital classes can be great for what they are, and there are certainly gifted and knowledgeable instructors who teach these classes. The problem is more in the format: most are one or two

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Farewell and thank you: a new Hypnobabies doula is on her way to northern Virginia

Farewell and thank you: a new Hypnobabies doula is on her way to northern Virginia

Dear students and clients, It is with both sadness and excitement that I announce my family’s departure from the Atlanta area, relocating to northern Virginia later this summer. We will be living and working approximately 20 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. as my husband takes advantage of

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You get to decide how your childbirth will feel

You get to decide how your childbirth will feel

Come again? But isn’t birth always painful? Many people — friends and family, care providers, and hospital staff — will inform you of what you should expect during your labor. If you haven’t yet experienced this often well-intentioned but unhelpful form of advice, you probably will. But

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Hypnobabies home study vs group class

Hypnobabies home study vs group class

If you’re trying to decide between enrolling in the Hypnobabies home study vs the group class, here are some pros and cons for each. ✪ Home Study Pros ✫ Some introverts will learn better this way. ✫ May be easier from a scheduling standpoint. Work at your

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Let’s talk about doula advocacy.

Let’s talk about doula advocacy.

Advocate is not a dirty word. Here’s why this doula is more than OK with being called one. I’ve seen several posts written recently by doulas echoing the sentiment that they are not OK with being called an advocate. There are definitely some great points made in

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