I live in Santa Cruz County, California where I grew up, and am very fortunate to be surrounded by a loving family in a great community. I am married and have two wonderful grown children.
The birth of my children, my first by cesarean, the second one a natural VBAC, or vaginal birth after cesarean, transformed me as a woman, mother and doula. It was my own experience with childbirth and motherhood that gave me an understanding of how crucial informed support is for birthing parents. Even as a young mother-to-be, I felt late to the game for everything. I knew little about pregnancy, childbirth, or child rearing. I knew that not everything that was told to me by my care providers made sense, but I didn’t always know why and often didn’t know the alternatives. After years of research, study and training, I have come to understand and respect the different childbirth choices we have. I have seen the beautiful difference Hypnobabies can make in the way new families experience their birth, and am so proud to be able to offer this course to parents in my area. While the births of my children were truly the most wonderful moments of my life, I know that with the Hypnobabies tools and loving assistance of a doula by my side they would have been even better. If only they had Hypnobabies then!
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