Overview

Dayna Reader shares her birth story of overcoming a fearful, traumatic first birth to have a triumphant waterbirth at home with HypnoBirthing. Although she started HypnoBirthing as a skeptic, Dayna came out the other side a believer in how powerful both hypnosis and her own body is.

In this episode, Dayna says her goal was not a painless birth, but a Fearless one.

Resources Mentioned

Dayna Reader, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and EMDR in San Mateo, CA. See more about her at http://www.daynareader.com.

HypnoBirthing Institute is at http://www.hypnobirthing.com

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Further Thoughts

What to do with Birth Affirmations

I note in the episode that personally I didn’t like the HypnoBirthing Birth Affirmations. It’s o.k if you don’t. You can make up your own or you can forgo them completely and still have a beautiful birth.

But most women love Birth Affirmations. A wonderful way to listen to them is to have your partner or birth support person record them in their voice for you. That’s easily done on your smart phone. Most of them have voice recorders.

Here are some to get you started:

  • I breathe through fear to prepare for the birth of my baby.
  • I am a powerful woman.
  • My body is ready for birthing.
  • I am looking forward to meeting my baby.
  • I will be present for the moment of birth.
  • My Higher Power is with me and helping me.
  • My body opens easily to help my baby pass through.
  • I relax as we move easily through each stage of birth.
  • I see my baby coming smoothly from my womb.
  • I breathe deeply and evenly to reduce tension and to stay relaxed.
  • I put all fear aside and welcome my baby with happiness and joy.
  • My baby is fine and looking forward to meeting me.
  • My voice is a comfort to my baby.
  • Birth takes its own path and I will be open to those paths.

More Resources On the Website

Downloads to help your life. I offer several hypnosis files to help you feel calmer and less anxious.

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I specialize in hypnosis for anxiety and chronic conditions in Broward county and the Fort Lauderdale area. If you would like the magic of custom hypnosis, email me at drliz@drlizhypnosis.com.

Yours in health,
Dr. Liz

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