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Alice McNulty
Alice McNulty
HypnoBirthing®
Moon Spirit Doula Service
Phone (203) 544-7197
mcnulty@optonline.net
http://moonspiritdoula.com

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HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method, is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by hypnosis techniques, providing the missing link, that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing in a way that most mirrors nature. Emphasis is placed on both pregnancy and childbirth as well as on HypnoBirthing®. As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow and as old as ancient times. It is presented in five childbirth classes. I am a certified Hypnobirth instructor and offer this class series on a regular basis.

I am the mother of four grown children and grandmother to four grandchildren. My own birth experiences led me to believe that there is an inner wisdom in women, which leads them to understand the birth process on a very deep level. It is possible today for women to explore choices about their delivery and I'm committed to making each birth the best it can be. I am also a DONA certified doula, an experienced healthcare provider, and a practitioner of yoga and meditation. Please contact me for more information.



Karen Kilson
Karen Kilson
BirthWays
Phone (203) 426-0879
birthways@earthlink.net
BirthWays
Practicing in Fairfield County
and just beyond

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I'm a certified childbirth educator with Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, and located in western Connecticut. My independent childbirth preparation series is titled "Choices in Birthing".

Good, solid education during your pregnancy about the birth process is one of the most important factors in enjoying healthy and empowered childbirth. I can provide you and your partner with a comprehensive childbirth preparation series founded on evidence and experience -- instruction that is true, reliable, and reflects what you will encounter in today's real world of birth -- and will also provide you with the tools you need to have the birth you seek. I truly and heartily believe that good information about childbirth decreases fear, builds confidence, and aids parents in their decision-making processes. It results in smoother, more productive labors and healthier babies. It helps create mothers who see their birth experience as an empowering and positive one.

Please visit my BirthWays website, where you will find more information on the "Choices in Birthing" childbirth preparation series, and how I can help you have a more satisfying and empowering birth experience through education. I'm also a certified birth doula with DONA International and have been supporting women in this way since 1996. Please see my listing on this website under Birth Doulas.




Liberty Liscomb
Liberty Liscomb
Phone (860) 288-2250
900 South Road
Harwinton CT 06791
lcliscomb@charter.net
Familes for Conscious Living

I am a former Bradley Childbirth Educator, who is constantly adding to my knowledge of childbirth and pregnancy issues. I offer private classes that stress the importance of proper nutrition in the development of a healthy pregnancy for mother and baby. I also focus on preparation for birth that follows the 'Birthing from Within' ideas found within that book. These include a great deal of inner seeking to uncover subconscious blocks and fears, communication problems with your spouse or other significant persons in your life and more. We will tailor information and techniques for birthing naturally within hospital or home that emphasize relaxation and the attentive support of a husband or other 'coach.' I believe strongly in prudent consumerism and critical thinking for parents-to-be, and can assist you in understanding the relevant terminology, anatomy and pro/con information about the various interventions that often take place. If you have any faith in your body or the totally natural process that surrounds most pregnancies and births, I can help take you through the maze to a wonderful and empowering finish--the beautiful and peaceful birth of your child! I offer various length classes and intensity, but please expect to invest a minimum of 8 weeks of regular class time together.



Janet Hall
Birth Partners
Phone (203) 729-9963
http://www.birthpartnersdoulas.com
Practicing in CT, Westchester Cty. NY
and Springfield MA areas

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We believe our program is the best offered anywhere! Our comprehensive, personalized course embraces our philosophy that with knowledge and support, couples can make the best and safest choices for themselves and their families. Taught only by our highly qualified birth doulas, Birth Partners' six- week series includes discussion of nutrition, exercise, relaxation techniques, stages of labor, birth options, and breastfeeding and the newborn. Our doulas bring years of actual birth experiences to each class, offering couples a unique and honest perspective on the process of labor and birth, as well as techniques for coping with pain that really work! Enhanced by videos and a lending library, and limited to only eight couples, Birth Partners' classes focus on each individual family's needs and desires for birth, not on rigid "methods". Since our classes concentrate on the emotional as well as physical and spiritual aspects of labor and birth, they are appropriate for couples birthing in a hospital, birth center, or at home.

We also offer private, condensed, and refresher classes! Held in the comfort of your own home, on a time schedule that works for your family, our series of private classes are geared toward your specific needs.



Shelley Albini
Shelley Albini, BA, MA, HBCE
Clear Concepts, L.L.C.
Phone (203) 558-0370
naturalmama0807@hotmail.com
http://www.natural-mama.net
Serving a large circle around Waterbury

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  • HypnoBirthing® Practitioner
  • Parent Education Consultation
  • Waterbirth Information
  • With the desire to teach tools to support natural childbirth, I became certified by the HypnoBirthing Institute. I teach personal couple classes as well as group classes; at the BirthPlace in Waterbury and in locations convenient to you. After taking this class you will understand how fears affect birth, how to breath to encourage your body's process, how to relax using self-hypnosis and how to trust your amazing self.

    I was also blessed to have a wonderful waterbirth 10 years ago and have been active in supporting Waterbirth International since then. I have been invited by Barbara Harper to join the Board of Directors at Waterbirth International for the next three years. I provide consultations on questions regarding waterbirth. I am also teaching at Yale New Haven Hospital (203) 688-9355 throughout the year.

    Parent Time is the last component of my business. For more information regarding this you may call or e-mail me.

    There are many wonderful providers in this state. I wish you a peaceful birthing.



    Julie Shubert
    Julie Shubert LCCE, CD(DONA)
    Beautiful Beginnings
    Phone (860) 267-7385
    Cell (860) 463-9901) beautiful.beginnings@comcast.net
    Beautiful Beginnings website
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    I am a mother of four grown children, grandmother of two, Doula and Childbirth Educator. My life's work has been devoted to women and children.

    In 2001 I trained and certified with DONA (Doulas of North America) and started my independent Doula service. Over the last six years I have worked with women and their partners in preparing them for their birthing experience. I found as I worked with couples that they were often unprepared for many aspects of the birthing experience, especially in a hospital environment. I found myself adding more and more information to present at my meetings with the couple as I visited them as a doula. It became apparent to me that there is a great need for birth education outside of the hospital environment. So in 2006, I trained and certified with Lamaze® International and now teach group classes in my community and also private classes in people's homes.

    I believe that pregnant and laboring women are healthy people, and birth is a normal body function. That a woman's body is intelligent enough to make a human being and in turn knows how to birth one. I enjoy working with woman and their partners as they learn about birth, their bodies and their inner wisdom. I have been honored throughout the years to watch these families grow as they participate in a depth of joy that can only be found in mothering and fathering. Witnessing and sharing in that joy is truly beautiful.

    Please visit my website, Beautiful Beginnings, at http://home.comcast.net/~beautiful.beginnings/web.htm.



    Cynthia Overgard
    Cynthia Overgard
    HypnoBirthing of Connecticut
    Phone (203) 952-7299
    http://www.HypnoBirthingCT.com
    Cynthia@HypnoBirthingCT.com
    Serving Greenwich/Stamford
    through Westport, CT and
    southern Westchester County, NY

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    HypnoBirthing® is a philosophy as much as it is an education in childbirth. You will learn self-hypnosis techniques that will make your birth faster, safer, and more comfortable. While most births last between 12-14 hours, the average HypnoBirthing® birth lasts 3 to 5 hours and reduces the need for drugs and medical intervention by 75%. HypnoBirthing also reduces breech presentation by 67% and results in substantially fewer Cesarean sections. How can this be? When a person reacts to fearful thoughts, the birthing body literally slows down in order to redirect blood away from the uterus and outward to the extremities. This causes "failure to progress", which not only slows labor, but causes the birthing body to counter-react by bringing on more intense surges. With HypnoBirthing®, you will learn the practical and mental techniques to remain calm, thoroughly relaxed and fully empowered. Statistics based on 496 births last year show that about 100% of HypnoBirthing® moms report to being "very satisfied" with their HypnoBirthing® birth experience. Discover HypnoBirthing®, and discover a safer, easier, more joyful and empowering method of childbirth.

    Cynthia Overgard discovered HypnoBirthing® when she was 7 months pregnant. Despite her baby's large size of 8 lbs. 14 oz., Cynthia birthed her son gently and easily in just 3-1/2 hours. Her son was born without drugs or medical intervention of any kind in a free-standing birth center in Connecticut. Cynthia is certified by the HypnoBirthing® Institute. The course is 5 sessions, either in small groups or private classes in your own home. Classes are always forming, and are typically held evenings or weekends. Serving Greenwich, Stamford, and lower Fairfield County as well as Southern Westchester County, NY. For pricing and testimonials, please visit http:// www.HypnoBirthingCT.com or contact Cynthia@HypnoBirthingCT.com



    Dr. Jen Johnson
    Jennifer Johnson, ND
    9 Months of Change
    Phone (203) 526-0109
    drjenjohnson@yahoo.com
    http://www.drjenjohnson.com
    Practicing in Greenwich and Westport

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    Birth is a normal and natural event - how else would women have done it all these years! Learning all about the process of pregnancy and childbirth and what to expect along your journey is essential to having the birth experience that you desire. By attending 9 Months of Change, you and your partner will be guided through the transition from pregnancy into parenthood. You will learn to identify and overcome fears, how to have trust in the process of pregnancy and birth, and how to care for your baby naturally. Topics and class format are inspired by Birthing From Within. This book has been described as a "landmark in the history of childbirth" -Michel Odent, M.D. Author, Pam England, delves into the emotional and psychologic changes involved with childbirth and parenting.

    Classes are interactive and fun. You will walk away with a complete understanding of how to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, and all the tools you need to have the birthing experience you choose. Topics include:

    • Pregnancy nutrition
    • Addressing and overcoming fears
    • Coping with labor pains - naturally
    • Basics of labor (stages)
    • Natural newborn care
    • Breastfeeding education
    • Parenting skills

    6 week course, 2 hour classes in Greenwich and Westport, CT. Weekend intensives also available. In addition to practicing naturopathic medicine, Dr. Johnson is also an experienced doula, and midwife's assistant. She loves to share her passion for birthing, pregnancy, and babycare. Her daughter provides her motivation to teach.



    SciHonor Bey
    SciHonor Bey CD, CCCE, CPD
    Earth's Natural Touch
    Phone (212) NY-MOM-01
    EarthDoulas@Yahoo.com
    http://www.myspace.com/EarthsNaturalTouch
    Serving Bridgeport and Beyond

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    Throughout history, young women grew up learning, seeing and interacting with their community's midwives and elders. Women gave birth with the support of other women. We learned at a young age the process of labor, birth, breastfeeding and childcare from other women. One of the most memorable events in a woman's life is the birth of her child. My role is to nurture the woman and her family to ensure a memorable, enjoyable birth experience.

    I am the mother of two children and have natural childbirth and breastfeeding experience. I have been trained and certified through Doulas of North America (DONA) and The Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) since 2001. I have completed the Introduction to Midwifery Course with the Ancient Art Midwifery Institute (AAMI) and am CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation certified. I am a member of The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) and a Secretary for Sistahs for Better Birthing, ICTC's New York City Chapter. In addition to teaching and providing labor and postpartum support, I currently work as a homebirth Midwife Assistant in the NYC/Tri-State area. I am available for speaking engagements and available to help you with Pre-Pregnancy Preparation, Childbirth Education, Labor Support in hospital, birth center and home settings, and Postpartum Care.



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    Kate Sullivan-Berg, HBCE
    Phone (203) 934-2778
    Cell (203) 843-0826
    joyfulbirth@yahoo.com
    Practicing in West Haven, but will travel in CT

    I believe thoroughly that HypnoBirthing will provide all families with a Joyful Birth which is why I would love to work with your growing family. HypnoBirthing helps eliminate Fear Tension and Pain before, during and after birth. Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers. Shorten labor to the average of 5hr and greatly shorten recovery time. Promotes special bonding for mother, baby and birth companion. I was given HypnoBirthing as a Baby Shower gift and had an amazing 5hr labor 6 years ago to our beautiful twin boys and now wish to share it with you and your family.

    Private Classes are $300, and Group Classes are $175 for this amazing 5 part series. Please call with any question. I am always available to talk.



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    Check back often! Thank you.



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