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.

HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy as it is a technique.

The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a "rebirth" of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago and as it was recaptured in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who, in the 1920s, was one of the first to forward the concept of natural birthing. The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor. You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony--as they were designed to--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.

I will be closing up shop for the month of July.

Next group class series begins Sunday August 3, 2014

Please email me: oceansidehypnobirthing@yahoo.com for any questions.





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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. 

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