DOULA SERVICES, BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY & EDUCATION
Home Birth Doula
How can self hypnosis help with natural childbirth at home?
Using self hypnosis during your homebirth is one of the best ways to manage discomfort during labor. In the absence of narcotics and epidurals commonly used in a hospital setting, the HypnoBirthing and Hypnobabies techniques you have learned for self hypnosis offers relief and provides calm. With self hypnosis for your homebirth, you can have a natural, gentle and comfortable birthing experience. Many mothers even report an increased confidence in their ability to birth their babies. HypnoBirthing mothers also report a better understanding of their birthing options.
9.5% of HypnoBirthing® mothers chose to birth in the comfort of their homes. The national average is less than 1%
6% of HypnoBirthing® mothers chose to birth in freestanding birth centers. The national average is less than 1%
Why do I need a doula at my homebirth? I have my midwife, won't she do the same thing a doula does?
The short answer is that a doula doulas and a midwife midwifes. The roles are very different. A doula is by your side, comforting you and providing non medical support. A midwife is there to care for you and your baby medically, she is responsible for your health. A midwife has the role and responsibility of clinically managing your birth. Your doula is there to assist with your comfort, and cares for your in a non medical role. She will help by keeping you calm and in hypnosis, offering support, massage and pressure techniques to relieve discomfort, and she assits with position changes. Many pregnant women who decide on a homebirth choose to use both a doula in adjunct to midwifery care. Its a lovely combination giving you the best of both world's.
But, my midwife told me she brings an assistant or another midwife?
The role of a midwife's assistant is also different than the role of the doula. Your doula works for YOU! The assistant works for the midwife. While some midwifery assistants have trained as doulas and have that caring knowledge of how to support a woman in labor she is ultimately there as a support staff personnel to the midwife. Your support staff will be your doula, interviewed, choosen and hired, all by you.
Hospital Birth Doula
Aproximately 98% of pregnant women in the United States choose a hospital birth.
Having a trained birth professional by your side is so valuable. For many, the hospital is a very different environment to navigate. Doula support during your birthing time can help make your birth experience a very positive one.
Why should I choose a HypnoDoula instead of a traditionally trained Doula?
Think back to when you chose to take the Hypnobabies or HypnoBirthing class... They offered you specialized techniques to assist with your birthing. The doula you choose should too. Having a doula that is specially trained in hypnotic births will be one of your greatest allies on your birthing day!
A HypnoDoula will:
Know your gentle hypnotic language for your birthing.
Be on board with the philosphy, techniques, scripts and cues that you have so dilligently learned in your Hypnobabies and HypnoBirthing classes.
Help with fear clearing during birth
Explain the hypnotic birthing process and gentle birth language to the hospital staff
Assist with pushing techniques learned in Hypnobabies and HypnoBirthing classes.
Offer affirmations and use empowering language
Having a HypnoDoula that is knowledgeable in the Hypnobabies and HypnoBirthing program you have learned will help your birth be more successful by helping you remain in self hypnosis during the highly suggestible birthing time.
For example, many times, we find ourselves with a doctor or a nurse who just wont use the gentle birth language created by Hypnobabies and the HypnoBirthing Institute. Your partner and HypnoDoula will.
Birthing your baby can be an empowering and positive experience for a mother and father/or partner.
Using hypnosis during childbirth can decrease the length of your labor.
23% of HypnoBirthing mothers birthing vaginally had epidural anesthesia, compared to the national average of 71%
17% of HypnoBirthing mothers birthed via C-Section, compared the the national average of 32%
70-75% of Hypnobabies moms report being comfortable during their birth
Are you interested in taking a private or semi private HypnoBirthing® class?
There are many local options for group classes, if you want one on one attention or have a friend that wants to learn HypnoBirthing® too, this is a great option for you!
Practicing your newly learned hypnotic birthing techniques is a vital part to achieving the comfortable and gentle birth experience you are looking for.
Have you completed the Hypnobabies course?
Would you like to reinforce your newly learned techniques? A meeting with our Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula might be the perfect solution for you!
Let's get started on your Birthing Rehearsal today!
Did you use hypnotic birthing or mindfulness for a previous birth?
Everything you need to know your body and mind already knows. With a little practice, the techniques and cues you have previously learned will be even fresher in your mind.
This is a free group open to anyone enrolled in (or completed) a HypnoBirthing® course. This is a safe place where moms and their birth partners can come to discuss any aspect of their upcoming birth.
All sessions, meetings, and classes take place in San Jose unless previous arrangements have been made.
Capturing the most precious moments of your life is what we do. If you used a wedding photographer, chances are, you will want a birth photographer to do the same thing. Preserve moment by moment your most important day of your life. A photograph is just that. it is a real tangible thing you can hold in your hand that saves one exact moment in time. It is a memory of something that happened in time that you can pass to your children. Birth photography is also healing for many mothers and fathers too! Caught up in the moments, there are things you may miss, just like your wedding day. Having Kimberly capture those moments, you will be able to save them forever.
You can see her work at here, at CampbellKamine.com
To Contact Kimberly for photography, email her now.