Sunday, June 22, 2008

A VBAC HypnoBirth testimonial

I just wanted to let you know that little Baby Ella was born on Friday June 13, 2008.

I was able to have a successful VBAC, and was also able to do it naturally. It was an amazing experience and I couldn't have asked for it to be any better than it was. I truly have your classes to thank for so many reasons. I was able to use HypnoBirthing throughout the process. I think that the most helpful was that I was able to relax between surges. The surges were quite strong, and I didn't exactly fit the mold from all the videos we watched. However, I was always able to come back to a relaxed state before the next one. The other way in which your classes helped was that it showed me that I could have a natural delivery and VBAC. Prior to these classes I was not sure it was possible. I did actually switch to Dr. Biter who made it absolutely amazing. I also used Dawn Thompson as our Doula, who was also amazing. I really learned that by having the right people and the right frame of mind anything is really possible. It was an incredible day, and I thank you so much for your part in making it that way.

Thanks again for everything.

Jenni & Greg, 2nd time parents, Encinitas, CA

A HypnoBirthing testimonial

Hi Carol:

I want to take a few minutes and share with you that I, like many, had a misconception about hypno-experiences, as the idea of being out of control or susceptible to outer influences was a turn-off. I found that in Yoga classes I had too much mental chatter, for example I would make note list of all of the errands I needed to do; either that, or I would be in the back of the class cutting jokes and not entering “the zone” or finding the opportunity even remotely Zen-like. The other students seemed to find a peace and sense of surrender that I envied.

It was not until preparing to give birth that I came to realize that it is that exact type of experience that would enable me to have the most miraculous day of my entire life! Being alert, receptive, and non-sedated during every moment of the childbirth experience contributed to making my first day as Mom even a greater personal achievement. My husband, right at my side, was my coach (trained partner), and the exercises we had practiced helped us focus, block out pain, and most importantly, keep me calm! My commitment to learning the skills in the classes prepared me for a total drug-free experience; my reward being a brand-new human being that literally crawled across my body in her first minutes. Fully present, I watched her latch right on to the “leche mobile”. It was pure heaven!

There is absolutely nothing that has been a more rewarding/organic experience as the morning my firstborn entered this world. Without the skills that are instructed in HypnoBirthing, I would not have been so sure of my commitment to going totally natural, nor would I have had the discipline to stick with the initial pains of nursing. My surrender to a more healthful, less risky approach was a form of empowerment that has made me a stronger person, and to this day I use the same skills to get through physical pain, as well as to find calm during those days I wish I could just bury my head in the sand. I might need a HypnoLiving course (if there is such a course) soon, as a little refresher, though!

I praise you, Carol, for your gift that you offer the community and am happy to share my story. The money and time is an investment that will be life-altering to many. What a bargain!

Thank you,

Stacey Ross
San Diego Bargain Mama~For Moms Who Love to Find Deals


Friday, June 13, 2008

John McCain & Women's Health

Do you know where John McCain stands on women's health issues? Do your friends?

Planned Parenthood Action Fund just did a really cool thing—they took to the streets in their own version of the Bush-McCain Challenge—to see if folks knew where John McCain stands when it comes to protecting women's health.
Check out the video. It's amazing.
The video is fun to watch, but this is serious stuff and every woman (and man) you know should see it.
After you watch it, please pass it on to your friends and make sure they know about John McCain's record on women's health, too.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Great Babysitting Service

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Celebrity HypnoBirth Announcement

Jessica's Bro: Baby Looks Like an Alba to Me

While the rest of the world awaits her coming-out party, some choice people have had the honor of meeting Honor. Jessica Alba’s brother, Josh, has revealed some exclusive details to E! News about the baby and her arrival. “Jessica did everything natural,” he says. “It was all natural. It went really well.”
As for baby Honor Marie Warren, the first child for Jessica and husband Cash Warren? “She is gorgeous,” says Uncle Josh. “She looks just like my sister.”
While many celeb moms opt for a C-section, Alba's natural childbirth put a crimp in her family's plans. “My dad [Mark Alba] was on a business trip in Florida, and Jessica just flew him in last minute,” Josh Alba says. “He is so upset he has to fly back today.”
But the relatives aren't holding any grudges. “We are all just ecstatic,” says Josh Alba. “She definitely looks like an Alba to me.”

Jessica practiced HypnoBirthing to prepare for her birth. Here is the link to an article where she mentions it:

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Monday, June 2, 2008

You have GOT to watch this!

You have got to watch this movie, the winner of the Best Feature Documentary at the Artivist Film Festival held in Hollywood, CA in 2007. It is shocking, disturbing, scary & at the same time moving & inspiring to really focus on the fact that love conquers all. We must rise above & send loving light, healing light to the world in order for all of us to make the world a better place.

You can view Zeitgeist for free online: It's 2 hours long, but it is worth every minute of it. You can fast forward through the religious part if need be, but it's worth watching in my humble opinion.

*Zeitgeist was created in the hope that it will inspire people to start looking at the world from a more critical perspective, and to relay the understanding that very often things are not what the population at large think they are. The true understanding of events, both historical and modern, are crucial to the development, awareness and spirituality of the human condition. Zeitgeist is an exposé on the social fallacies that currently plague this fundamental progress by way of critically analyzing common political, religious and economic understandings which most have assumed to be true.*