I have been an Occupational Therapist, since 2003, and have worked in many different health care settings. I have two amazing boys who were born in 2008 and 2010, both at Kaiser Santa Rosa. If there is a third child in the future I plan on having a home birth.
What a great experience I had each time I gave birth with the support of an amazing doula, that I became a doula to support other women who were birthing. However no matter how magical and peaceful the births I supported were, there was always a lot of pain. I knew that there was a better way. I also knew that the parents who spent a lot of time preparing for childbirth, had more satisfying empowered birth experiences.
What I wanted was a class that not only encouraged the partner to be involved, but that would help couples to grow into their new roles as parents together. So I went in search of different child birth education methods, and while there were many out there, only HypnoBabies offered a complete child birth education prep class with hypno-anesthesia. It was so clear that this class had all the elements that really could help make birthing joyful, calm, and comfortable.