Welcome to my website!
I hope that you can find what you're looking for and information to assist in building your birth journey. Here you'll discover what I provide through HypnoBirthing classes, doula services, lists of local resources to connect with others in the community and online links to research and help you make informed decisions to start you off.
Please inquire if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
We are up and running! New HypnoBirthing Class series beginning Sunday March 30, 2014
This is a 5 week class series held once a week from 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Click here for more details about scheduling and location.
Houghton's Birth Story
We had one of those proverbial “best laid plans”. We knew exactly how we wanted Houghton’s birth to play out and in true Type-A fashion, we took classes, practiced, visualized, planned, and typed up our birth plan to make it happen. Using HypnoBirthing techniques and with the help of our doula, we’d have a natural childbirth with minimal medical interventions. I was to receive Houghton myself and put him immediately on my abdomen for skin-to-skin contact. We’d delay clamping of the cord and the administration of all medications for at least 2 hours in order to bond. I’d attempt to breastfeed him immediately. Our midwife had reviewed our birth plan and confirmed that aside from any complications, there would be no problems with us having the birth we wanted. Ha! Clearly little Howie didn’t get the memo.