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Breastfeeding Myths

By Amy Lewis | September 17, 2020

Is taking a breastfeeding class a good idea? We say – Yes! There are so many myths and silly ideas swirling around about breastfeeding. Sometimes these myths can deter you from even trying or succeeding at breastfeeding your baby. Getting the facts at a breastfeeding class can help you get a good start on your…


The Benefits of Private Childbirth Classes

By Christie Collbran | August 26, 2020

Not everybody wants to leave their house to take a childbirth class. Therfore, we offer private childbirth classes that are taught in the comfort of your home, in person (or over a virtual platform.) Our certified childbirth educators bring all the learning to you, including all of the books, teaching props and gear. In this…

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What HypnoBirthing Taught Me

By Buddha Belly Doulas | December 1, 2019

I’m forever grateful for HypnoBirthing. World class athletes use hypnosis. Why can’t women in labor? I was 25 years old when HypnoBirthing came into my life. I was young but certain that I didn’t want to do what the other women in my family were doing. Part of me knew there was something more to…

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New Group Classes forming in January, 2020

By Amy Lewis | November 29, 2019

We’re pleased to add several new group classes to the Buddha Belly schedule in 2020! Group HypnoBirthing Class Series In our five-week group HypnoBirthing classes you will learn the full relaxation techniques of the program along side other pregnant couples. Some laboring women have found the HypnoBirthing method has resulted in a faster and shorter…

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What I Know About HypnoBirthing

By Buddha Belly Doulas | November 13, 2019

HypnoBirthing works in different ways for different women. What I know about HypnoBirthing is – for some women it’s the nudge they need to walk into the hospital without white knuckles. For some women it’s the tool for an orgasmic birth in their own bathtub. Much like two women could take the same yoga class…


What Is HypnoBirthing?

By Buddha Belly Doulas | May 31, 2019

What is HypnoBirthing?  To begin with, HypnoBirthing® (The Mongan Method) is based on a philosophy and technique that is thousands of years old. It resurfaced in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, a 1920’s English obstetrician who was a pioneer in natural birthing without fear and anxiety. Most importantly, the method teaches you how to…

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Group Childbirth Classes

By Amy Lewis | February 26, 2019

We are excited to announce that we will now be offering group Childbirth Classes! Our group childbirth classes prepare you to have a smooth pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. You will learn about the process of labor, birth and routine medical procedures. Our goal is to answer all of your questions and help you feel…

Why Do I Need Childbirth Classes?

I Trust My Doctor. Why Do I Need Childbirth Classes?

By Amy Lewis | October 19, 2016

At a childbirth education class recently, a father-to-be asked a very thought-provoking question: If you have a great care provider (OB/midwife), why do I need childbirth classes? Why do we need to know any of this stuff? Why not just trust them to make the decisions for you? While not comprehensive, here are a few ideas…

Benefits of a Childbirth Class

Are Childbirth Classes Still a Thing?

By Christie Collbran | May 25, 2016

Yes – taking a childbirth class is still a thing! Let’s breakdown the benefits of a childbirth class. I know we are now accustomed to Googling and using the Internet to find information. And while those are definitely a resource, taking a childbirth class in person is still a great option. I attended a 10-week childbirth…