Sophie's Hypnobabies Birth

I found Jenn’s info online and originally went to see her to deal with my outrageous fear of childbirth.  I had worked myself into such a state that I was having anxiety attacks.  Let’s face it, today’s society (TV, movies, and other women) puts a pretty negative spin on a process that should be normal, natural, and celebrated.

our beautiful baby girl was born exactly 40 weeks after some of my first sessions with Jenn

I attended my first private hypnosis session with Jenn and immediately after I already had a new outlook on pregnancy and childbirth.  Originally I had feared the changes to my body and lifestyle and especially the terrifying birth itself.  Dealing with all my internal fears and realizing that my body knew how to do this was very liberating.  And I am convinced that the visualization exercises we worked on helped my husband and I to conceive.  Because our beautiful baby girl was born exactly 40 weeks after some of my first sessions with Jenn.

After I met Jenn, I knew that I needed to work with her in every way possible to help make this the positive birth experience that I wanted it to be.  I completed 4 individual hypnosis sessions with her to deal with my initial fear and as soon as we knew we were preganant I signed up for her Hypnobabies prenatal class and also confirmed her as our Doula.  I am a worrier by nature and knew I would need the constant coaching to keep my positive attitude on track.

The amazing part of all this is that when I first met Jenn my fear was taking over. As I look back on our birth experience I now realize that not once did I feel a single moment of fear.

Our class was very positive, informative, and especially empowering.  Hypnobabies equips mom and dad with tonnes of knowledge about pregnancy and birth so they can make good decisions and the cd’s and hypnosis tools helped to calm me both leading up to and during the birth.

The amazing part of all this is that when I first met Jenn my fear was taking over.  As I look back on our birth experience I now realize that not once did I feel a single moment of fear.  It was intense and challenging, but never fear inducing.  And I can say that our experience was very positive despite a few changes in our plan.


Originally we had planned a home water birth (I had also feared hospitals). 

My first stage was very fast and it looked like baby was going to arrive soon. The home birth was progressing well. And then the pushing stage began.


A Change Of Plans

I have a very strong pelvic  floor and, it got in my way.  After two hours of pushing without big success and also our midwife noticing there was meconium in the amniotic fluid she suggested we move to the hospital.  The move did not disturb me as much as I thought it would have.  I was fine with it because I understood what was going on and I felt supported by the amazing team I had around me.

Our baby’s heart rate remained strong throughout and I never lost my focus or determination. I have to say it was an awesome experience and I am proud to share it now.


Hypnobabies and Jenn helped keep me focused and powerful through all of it.  In the end I pushed for four whole hours, but to me it did not feel like it.  In the course, they teach you to think of every 20 minutes feeling like just 5 minutes.  And honestly it did!  I had no idea it had been 4 hours of pushing until they told me after.

Our baby’s heart rate remained strong throughout and I never lost my focus or determination.  I have to say it was an awesome experience and I am proud to share it now.

Our little girl was born healthy and intervention free because we understood what was happening, we had control of the situation, and we made safe decisions without any underlying fear.


- KS, North Vancouver