HypnoBirthing Professional Doula
I have been teaching HypnoBirthing classes in French and English since 1997 in the Montreal area in Quebec, Canada.
I am a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator since 2011. I teach at Amsterdam, Utrecht & Hilversum locations in English.
Group and Private classes throughout NYC.
HypnoBirthing® Support Techniques for Birth Professionals
(doulas, midwives, doctors, nurses, etc.)
HypnoBirthing Support Techniques for Birth Professionals is a one-day certification workshop which provides you with the specific techniques and philosophical information you need to professionally support HypnoBirthing couples in hospitals, home or birth center settings.
Upon completion of the workshop and the accompanying study guide review, you will receive a certificate from The HypnoBirthing Institute.
Completion of this workshop will:
Certify you as a birth professional trained to support HypnoBirthing families
Increase your birth business by being able to confidently assure HypnoBirthing parents that you are well prepared to support them as they experience their wonderful, calm HypnoBirthing!
Qualify you for 6 continuing education hours through DONA International
You will spend the day learning, discussing and practicing the support techniques you need to know to easily “look like a pro” when you support HypnoBirthing families. You will become familiar with the softer language of HypnoBirthing. You will watch birth videos of HypnoBirthing couples in both hospital and home birth settings. You will learn how and why the HypnoBirthing philosophy fosters gentle birthing.
Included in your registration fee is the book HypnoBirthing- The Mongan Method by Marie Mongan
If you cannot attend due to a birth, you will be given the option to attend a future workshop or a refund minus the cost of supplies.
Instructor: Maeva Althaus
$195 fee includes textbook, 80 page syllabus, relaxation scripts and 6 CEUs from DONA International. Registration deadline is one week prior to the workshop.
Dena’s vast experience, education and keen intuition allows her to be in tune with you and your partner, creating an environment of tranquility, acceptance, team work, inventiveness and deep regard for you, your partner, your baby and the normalcy of birth. You will feel confident in Dena’s commitment, ability and desire to gently lead you through the entire process from pregnancy, right through your birth and the first few weeks of parenting. Dena’s support as an educator, doula, and midwife will leave you with a rich and exciting HypnoBirthing class experience. Dena is your best advocate. She will empower you with evidence based information and teach you what questions to ask so you and your partner can make informed choices concerning your birth and postpartum time with full self-assurance!
Dina teaches both group and private classes.
I teach the full HypnoBirthing curriculum in a beautiful birth center in South Ogden.
Parents birthing in a hospital setting, at a birth center, or at home are all welcome.
I also teach a private review class for the experienced HypnoBirthing family
I am a Professional Labor Companion or HypnoBirthing® doula and offer the following services in my labor and birth package.
• Hypnosis, affirmations, guided imagery and deep relaxation techniques before, during and after birth.
• Assistance in writing an effective birth plan
• Essential oils for labor and birth
• Acupressure and massage
• Baby positioning techniques
• Labor and birth positions
• Breathing techniques
• Assist the family in developing the confidence to create the birth they desire
I am a certified Hypnotherapist and offer private hypnosis sessions to address past traumas and fear release sessions.
Hi, my name is Alicia Contreras. I was born and raised in Mexico City.
I’m a happy wife and mother of three amazing boys living in the San Francisco Bay Area. In my life, their births were such a wonderful and empowering experience. I had normal and healthy and not so healthy pregnancies, but I had beautiful all natural, vaginal, water births with the three of them. That was something I always wanted, and I worked for it.
But usually when I share my story, I get to hear very different ones. I listen to women telling me…. “you are so brave,” “how could you do that!?”, “I had such a horrible time!”, “being pregnant was a nightmare,” “Oh no, I had a C-Section,” “I was so afraid in so much pain that I needed an epidural,” “It was so traumatic…”
And I just started asking myself WHY?
After ten years of living the question, researching, experiencing, and working as a woman, wife, mother, HypnoBirthing practitioner, and doula to answer the question, I am ready to bestow all my findings through posts, videos, courses, classes, workshops, and counseling.
I will share everything to help childbirthing become the best experience to everyone.
I teach HypnoBirthing Classes from the comfort of my home to birthing families in the Northern Utah area. (Tremonton, Brigham City, Ogden).
I am also a Professional Labor Companion or HypnoBirthing Doula.
My services include:
Hypnosis, positive mind management skills, guided imagery and deep relaxation, before, during and after birth.
Assist family in creating their desired birth plan
Acupressure and massage techniques.
Baby positioning techniques.
Labor and Birthing positions.
Breast feeding tips and helps.
Individual sessions to address trauma and fear release.
In 2007 I experienced the power of HypnoBirthing the Mongan Method when I birthed my second daughter gently and calmly, in complete peace, without the stress and fear that was such a big part of my first birthing experience. I knew from that moment that every woman needed to know about HypnoBirthing! This is such a wonderful gift! In my years as a Birth Doula, placenta encapsulator and HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, I have seen many women use the tools and techniques they learned in HypnoBirthing to have the birth of their dreams. I am so passionate about birth, about bringing back the normalcy of birth and eradicating the fear that society has pounded into our heads and our hearts. Birth is not something to be afraid of…birth is something to get excited about! It’s a journey that is going to change your life forever, so why not use the best birthing method out there to help you bring your sweet babe into this world.
I am a trained and certified facilitator of HypnoBirthing, HypnoFertility, HypnoMothering, Lamaze and Dancing For Birthing childbirth classes. I am also a DONA certified Birth Doula and a DONA trained Postpartum Doula.
HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator
HypnoBirthing Infant Massage Instructor
Pregnancy Massage Services/Labor Induction Massage Services
Fertility Massage Services
Hypnotherapy Fertility Services
Birth Doula Services
Physical Therapy Services
Maggie is a registered nurse who has been involved with birthing families ever since she had kids of her own. Her love for pregnancy, natural birth and breastfeeding led her to HypnoBirthing- The Mongan Method and it was a perfect fit from the start.
Maggie worked in Miami, FL as a Lactation Consultant and Doula for 17 years where she supported many women in their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. There she began her HypnoBirthing career educating families about natural birth and the power of the mind.
Maggie is also a Certified Hypnotist and Sleep Talk Intern. She has recently moved and brought all her skills with her to north Georgia and is serving families in Buford and the surrounding communities.
Maggie wants women to know their inner power and strength is there for them on their pregnancy journey and beyond. Supporting families with knowledge, love and understanding is the key to a woman’s birthing success.
Dr. Vivian Keeler has been a chiropractor since 1986 with a special focus on the health of pregnant women. She is a natural birth expert who has attended hundreds of births as a doula and is known for sharing her wisdom with gentle kindness. Dr. Keeler is a certified consulting hypnotist and has taught the Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing for the last 18 years. She is President of HypnoBirthing International and has received the HypnoBirthing Institutes Diamond Award for her contribution to the advancement of HypnoBirthing. She is responsible for creating several training programs that have inspired many birth professionals to become agents of change in their own communities. Dr. Keeler is the founder of Amazing Births and Beyond, a wellness and birth education center in Miami, and is co founder of Amazing Baby Spa and Contemporary Doula International.
Since beginning my private counseling practice in 1995 I’ve helped hundreds of people with stress, pain management, self-confidence, weight loss, smoking/chewing cessation, and other miscellaneous issues.
Teaching HypnoBirthing® was not my plan when I signed up for HypnoBirthing Practitioner training in 2006 with Marie Mongan. I confess, I took the class for continuing education credits. That quickly changed before the end of the first day of training. When I saw how organized the HypnoBirthing program is and saw the videos of how birth can and should be, I was sold.
HypnoBirthing changed the entire direction of my life and my practice. It motivated me to become a HypnoBirthing Practitioner as well as a DONA trained Doula and a Fertility Consultant. Families, babies and birth became my passion. Helping women have calmer, gentler births by using the power of their own mind.
Now I specialize in childbirth classes and personal sessions for fertility as well as anything related to pregnancy and birth. This may include previous birth trauma, postpartum mood disorders in addition to any anxiety or fear around giving birth.
I would be honored to be a part of this exciting time in your life by introducing you to HypnoBirthing. It really does work!
Offering comprehensive pregnancy, birth and postpartum services and classes.
““When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.” -Marie F. Mongan
Cassandra Newman, RN, HBCE, CD(DTI), RYT
I am a HypnoBirthing mom, a HypnoDoula, and a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner.
During my search to prepare for the arrival of my daughter, I discovered HypnoBirthing and was onboard from the moment I read Mrs. Mongan’s words above. I firmly believe that we ARE our thoughts and beliefs, so I was determined to fundamentally change the way I had been trained to see and think about birth. All the horror stories, dramatic movies, and cultural fascination with the “I almost died” one-up-manship was not what I truly knew about birth, yet all that misinformation still held a prominent place in my mind. I listened to my mother’s account of her births, my sister’s quick birth of my niece, witnessing my nephew’s birth (my first unofficial doula job twenty years ago), and read countless positive birth stories in Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth book and others — I KNEW a different way is possible.
My HypnoBirth was all that I had dreamed — truly exactly as I had envisioned! HypnoBirthing had such a profound effect on my birth, that when I trained to become a doula, I knew that I could only do it if I was a HypnoDoula and could guide families using the HypnoBirthing techniques. As a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner, I get the pleasure of introducing a different approach to birth, as well as see and hear how calm and gentle the birth experiences have been for most of the couples whom not only listen to me in class but actively practice and incorporate relaxation in their lives.