I just wanted to shoot you a note thanking you so very much for all your help before we went through our birthing process. I went into the hospital on Sunday and gave birth to our boy on Tuesday. There were some complications so the birth was pretty tough, but I did get to do it vaginally despite quite a bit of c section discussion amongst the doctors. Ryan was a great coach, and it has been a remarkable experience that really brought us even closer than before. Thank you so much for all you did, Ashley. Without the tools we picked up in your class, I’m not sure I would have made it through this crazy process!
I went into HypnoBirthing® wondering if I was going to be able to get my wife on the count of three to cluck like a chicken. What I discovered was a natural, common sense approach to helping her (us) through the birthing process. Among the things I liked were:
– the way it helped us think through the whole “concept” of birthing.
– the way it allowed us to do this together.
– the way I felt educated and prepared entering the hospital.
– and last, but not least, the way it let us bring our little girl into the world drug free.
I’d recommend it to anyone, even though the chicken part didn’t pan out.
Hypnobirthing was a valuable tool both in pregnancy and labor. We really appreciated the information presented to us during class and were able to look forward to the birthing experience. We learned what to expect, but more importantly we learned to be flexible and accepting of what would come our way to make the birthing experience a rich one.
Loved the class! It was a great way to learn not just about HypnoBirthing, but how your body works and what your body is supposed to do during labor. I learned how to keep my mind from getting in the way of my labor. Ashley is a great teacher and is super helpful with any additional questions you may have. I loved the actual meditiation in class. Her voice is perfect!
I’ve thought a lot about how HypnoBirthing helped me in my pregnancy, labor, and delivery. The truth is that it made a huge difference in every stage. Before the class I thought I knew about pregnancy and birth, but it turns out there was so much more to learn. And we went into every stage with enough knowledge to talk openly and easily with our doctors. We knew what our birth preferences were and why we wanted things a certain way. We knew how to stand up to protect our baby, and we were given so many tools to stay calm, relaxed, loose, and limp. Without this class I know I would have requested pain medication and I know I would have been much more upset about a scheduled induction. But because I was able to make my own informed decisions, I have no regrets about our birth. I’d do it all over again!
We took the HypnoBirthing classes which prepared us for all possible outcomes of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. This was extremely helpful, especially when I found out I would need to have a c-section.