September 16, 2019

This family was one of my first to work with as a young doula. I treasure the opportunity to work with them every time their family grows!

May 25, 2017

All of the images in this post were captured and developed by the very talented and newest (to the area) Richmond, VA birth photographer of Focus on Joy Photography

I had never heard of HypnoBirthing until my midwife recommended it to me. At the time, I wa...

January 15, 2017

"To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word miracle" -Paul Carvel

Every single time that I have the privilege to witness a family grow, whether I am acting as a doula or a photographer, it is an immense gi...

January 8, 2017

It has been quite a while since I have added birth photography to the blog. The baby in this post is almost a year old to give an idea of exactly how behind I am on this. Besides being quite busy,  I have also been questioning the best way to go about pub...

March 9, 2016

Marie Mongan, the founder of HypnoBirthing, is often quoted as saying "when you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change." Over the past couple of years, it would appear modern medicine is changing the way it views birth and is now pro...

September 21, 2014

 

 

 

1. Hypnosis is not weird.

 

When I attended hypnosis training  that was required prior to HypnoBirthing my first question was: What is the difference between hypnosis and meditation and the teacher replied: nothing.  Since then I have spoken...

May 27, 2014

Back in February I attended an acupressure for birth attendants workshop.  This was an amazing opportunity for me to enhance the experience of mothers that I work with.  The workshop covered basic Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, locating acupressure...

July 23, 2013

During HypnoBirthing training my teacher mentioned that her colleague had recently taken up placeneta encapsulation and that it was becoming very popular and I thought to myself “yak” but I was a little curious.  Then a couple of months later I was teachi...

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