When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.
Women in the US are taught from a young age that they should fear birth. We are taught that birth is painful, scary, and something to be dreaded. But it doesn't have to be.
HypnoBirthing is a unique method of natural childbirth education that utilizes deep relaxation, breathing techniques, and guided imagery to help you use your natural abilities to birth.
In the class series you will learn what makes labor hurt for some women; but more importantly, you will learn why labor doesn’t have to hurt and what you can do about it. You will learn about the physical and chemical changes that take place when fear and anxiety are allowed to accumulate during labor. You will learn how to spend your labor outside of this fight, flight, or freeze response.
HypnoBirthing techniques will teach you how to release fear and anxiety about birth in order to free yourself of limiting thoughts and emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and resistant muscles.
You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony when your body is sufficiently relaxed and you trust birth. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth. You will learn to work with your body, rather than resisting it.
In the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.
When you have your baby with HypnoBirthing, you will not be in a trance or asleep. What you will experience is similar to daydreaming, or focusing, that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or a movie or staring into a fire.
You will be totally relaxed, but fully in control. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state, your body’s natural relaxant, endorphins, replaces the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain.
The overall effect of practicing Hypnobirthing techniques is that birthing parents are better able to appreciate the benefits of calm, gentle birthing, making the experience a joyful one for mother, baby, and birth companion.
The NEST Birth Center
Monday Evenings 7pm - 9:30pm
May 10 - June 14 (skipping Memorial Day)
Wednesday Evenings 7pm - 9:30pm
July 7 - August 4
Private classes are available in the comfort of your home or via Zoom.
The HypnoBirthing® course consists of five weekly 2.5 hour classes. The course includes the HypnoBirthing book, relaxation audios, spiral handouts, and everything you need to know to reconnect with your birthing instincts and create an amazing birthing experience. The class fee includes attendance to all 5 classes in the series for you and your birthing companion.
* Payment plans are available for those in need
Janie is the most patient, kind soul I have ever been around. Her ability to teach the techniques of HypnoBirthing really saved my husband and I a lot of headaches and pain during the later stages of pregnancy and labor. I recommend this to anyone that wants to deliver without any medical interventions! I loved how she gave me the confidence to take control over my birth plan and the hospital setting. I went to the hospital when I was 9 cm dilated and breathed my baby out! It was a painless easy birth and I loved every second of it! Thank you Janie! My husband, my baby boy and I thank you!
- KAMIEL H.
Janie taught these classes in a way so masterfully woven to help a new mom or mom of 3 to understand childbirth, and her body. My husband and I left this class feeling educated, equipped and empowered to take control of the birth of our 3rd child. I am constantly spouting off new things I learned in these classes, I wish I had taken this class with my first child. I highly recommend this class to anyone looking for " a more natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing experience."
- JESSICA H.
My birth went quickly (just under two hours). I was able to breath through my surges, and breath my baby down rather than pushing. I was also able to stay calm during labor and delivery, and I would not have been able to do so had I not attended this course.
- KRISTA P.
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I have 3 HypnoBirthing babies. Before I got pregnant with my first son, I was terrified of giving birth. I was so scared of experiencing pain that my idea birth involved an epidural at the earliest smidge of discomfort.
As I began to research childbirth, I was shocked at what I saw. The women whose stories I read weren't describing their births in terms of pain and misery. They spoke of birth as something empowering, joyful, exciting, and fun.
The more I researched, the more I knew that I wanted a natural birth. I wanted to experience birth, not just 'get through it.' My husband and I hired a midwife and began planning for a home birth.
Despite my excitement, I was still scared of giving birth. During my pregnancy, my midwife suggested we take a HypnoBirthing class. I was apprehensive about the class, given it's odd name. But we went for it anyway.
When I was 35 weeks pregnant, my my water broke and my labor began. I was heartbroken and worried because my baby was premature. I was also grieving because we had planned a home birth, but our baby needed to be born at the hospital. I soon accepted the fact that my birth would be different from what I had planned, and I was finally able to relax.
I laid in the hospital bed as my husband and I used all of the relaxation techniques that we had learned in HypnoBirthing. I immediately went into the state of deep relaxation that we had practiced for several months before the birth of our baby. I relaxed so completely that I slept between each surge until my body was fully dilated and I was able to breath my baby down, rather than utilizing forced pushing.
Giving birth was one of the most incredible things that I have ever experienced. I felt so empowered. After giving birth, I kept thinking, 'That was amazing, I can't wait to do it again!'
My experience would not have been what it was without HypnoBirthing. The class taught me to listen to the signs of my body, and fully relax. HypnoBirthing taught my husband how to support me during birth. It taught him how to make my birthing experience the best that it could be.
I used HypnoBirthing for the birth of my second child in June 2018, and my third in January 2021. I was able to give birth to my second and third babies peacefully at home surrounded by my wonderful birth team, my precious husband, and our other child(ren).
I teach this class because I believe that parents deserve to experience the joy and empowerment that can accompany birth. Birth doesn't have to suck. Birth may take you on unexpected twists and turns, but you CAN be equipped to meet those challenges with confidence and trust in your body.