Carrie was the backbone of my birthing experience! This was my first birth and after doing my share of research and asking around, I was set on using Hypnobabies. My midwife referred me to Carrie and going to her was the best decision I made. My husband and I took a private class with her at her home. She made us feel comfortable, gave us all her attention, and made sure all our questions & concerns were addressed. Carrie has a pronounced passion in what she does. And because I was drawn to her warm and caring heart, I asked her to be my doula.
My daughter came 2 weeks early, so it wasn't long after we finished our Hypnobabies class did we have to put all we learned to the test. This being my first birth, I had nothing to compare how effective Hypnobabies really was. But the following are the 4 things that sold me: 1) As Carrie was speaking my birth prompts to me, even my sister ended up falling into a deep relaxed state! Her face slowly fell right to the floor, since she was in the same room hearing everything. 2) My sister had 2 births before me and she was amazed how I was handling the contractions all the way to pushing time. 3) My midwife had to use a catheter to empty my bladder. My sister told me it was a very painful experience for her. So when she witnessed Carrie saying scripts for me to induce self anesthesia, she could not believe that I didn't feel anything. 4) Lastly, my biggest concern was to not tear. I expressed my fear to Carrie and she encouraged me to make that my main affirmation. So I did, over and over again while I was driving I listened to my affirmation CD. Well, with all the pushing I did I did not tear! Even my midwife was surprised that I didn't. Thank you, Hypnobabies!
I will be forever grateful for the attention and care Carrie provided from our classes to my birthing day! I can honestly say (and my husband can agree) that I could not have done it without Carrie. When she arrived at our home, my husband had a sigh of relief and was able to rest. Carrie was my strength during the moments I wanted to give up. She tended and comforted me from beginning to end. She was the most instrumental person and I feel blessed to have had her by my side.