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.
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.
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!
The HypnoBirthing class through Gold Coast Doulas was absolutely worth the time and money! I ran across the class during my research on natural birthing options, and I am so glad that I did. I feel more prepared for labor and delivery now, and feel confident that whatever happens during my birth I will be able to take it in stride and know what my options are. I would highly recommend the class to anyone feeling unsure about the entire process and hoping to have the most relaxed birth possible.
Not only did we learn the HyponoBirthing technique, I now feel so much more prepared for childbirth in general. The class covered the stages of labor, what to expect, breathing techniques to use, and so much more. Ashley explained, followed the flow of the book, and delivered the information in an understandable way. She was very easy to learn from! I am recommending this class to all of my friends – the information learned is truly invaluable!
We learned a lot of very valuable info. I enjoyed all the science and physiology behind HypnoBirthing.
When I realized a scheduling error and found we wouldn’t start this class until I was 35 weeks, I thought we would be too rushed to learn anything from the class and almost cancelled it, but it was a lifesaver! Because of this class, I was excited rather than nervous for birth! We arrived to the hospital confident with our birth preferences and equipped with a toolbox of resources to manage an unmedicated labor. Despite some unforeseen circumstances requiring extra intervention measures, I was able to focus and breathe through labor until our healthy baby girl arrived.
I would highly recommend any and all expectant parents to take the HypnoBirthing class series. HypnoBirthing totally changed the way I view birth and what a beautiful experience it can be. It really helped release the anxiety and fear I felt surrounding my birth experience and helped equip me with the confidence and calm I need to make educated decisions when bringing my child earthside and creating a birth plan that fits mine and my families needs.