The picture above is our group shot of practitioners from around the world at the 2015 HypnoBirthing Conclave in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Ashely and I attended and met so many practitioners from everywhere – Northern Ireland, Scotland, Brazil, Netherlands, etc. It was fantastic!
We have seen HypnoBirthing change the way birth is approached and not “managed”. It is amazing to know that everyone can have a calm, gentle and AWESOME birth. Just the way nature intended. Now, I’m not saying that hospital birth is not necessary. I’m just saying that not everyone needs to be managed the same.
Here are a couple of the stories that I’ve collected over the years. Please send me your story to share!
Christina, 2013 ~ I went from OBGYN to OBGYN trying to find a doctor who would support me in having a VBAC. A friend recommended I call Cheryl for support. I am SO glad I did because she is a reference guru! She referred an OBGYN at Baylor who fully supported my decision to try for a VBAC and with Chery’s help, I was successful! During my pregnancy Cheryl’s guidance and HypnoBirthing techniques helped me to release many fears that were grained into me by many Dallas OBGYN’s about having a VBAC. She also gave me references to a Chiropractor who helped prepare me physically. I also practiced yoga with Cheryl where I felt nurtured and cared for throughout my pregnancy! Throughout labor Cheryl was a huge help, not only for me but for my husband too. I labored for 14 hours and during that time she physically and mentally took over so that my husband could have a break. I could keep writing and writing but mama duties are calling… If you’re looking for a doula – call her! Don’t wait, just do it!
Karla, 2010 ~ I met Cheryl Pre-natal Yoga practice and she helped me modifying and empower me to continue my Yoga practice under her supervision as many Yoga teachers do not specialize on Pregnancy and prefer not to let you do certain poses. She can evaluate your level and would recommend accordingly.
Working with Cheryl as our Doula was the best decision we could’ve ever taken during our pregnancy. She is compassionate, friendly and truly cares about her mamas’. Always available to help with questions doubts , concerns. My OBGYN commented on how well I was managing my “labor” using HypnoBirthing techniques with Cheryl’s assistance.
She has a true vocation and passion for her profession, for us she went above and beyond her doula duties, and we will be always thankful of that.