Debra Geymayr,E-RYT, HBCE, CD(DONA), CLD, CPD, OSD, CHBE,
IMP, PES Directress, Certified Yoga Teacher with the
National Yoga Alliance Certified Childbirth Educator,
HypnoBirthing® Practitioner-Instructor, Happiest Baby on the Block
Educator, Labor & Postpartum Doula with DONA & CAPPA,
Operations Special Delivery (Volunteer Military Doula), Infant Massage
Practitioner & Placental Encapsulation Specialist
"The practice of yoga fills up the
reservoirs of hope and optimism within you. It helps you overcome all
obstacles on the path to perfect health and spiritual
contentment. It is a rebirth."
the World" begin with birth
I would like to thank you for sharing your great knowledge and teaching
us about HypnoBirthing® for all of us seeking a natural birthing
experience. HypnoBirthing® changed the way I perceived birth
forever. It gave me all the true knowledge about how the body and the
baby beautifully work together during labor, and most important it gave
me the power to believe that I could have a success birth story if I
just wanted to. With these tools in my hand I embarked on a journey
where I my mind had one goal, to birth my baby naturally with the
techniques taught in our HypnoBirthing® classes. The visualization
and relaxation techniques were an important part of my preparation for
the birth of my baby as they helped me to keep focused on my goal and
stay relaxed. They allowed me to block any & all negative thoughts
knowing that I was able to have the birthing experience that I
visualized. As I continued to labor, the breathing techniques and your
massages were the key in keeping myself serene and relaxed during each
labor surge, just letting my body and baby work together. Putting into
practice the techniques I had learned in your class, I was able to
dilate to 7cm and reach 100% effacement by the time we reached the
hospital. My son Derin Efe Yazici was born 10 hours after
arriving to the hospital on May 12, 2012, weighting 8.4lbs. My husband
and I know for a fact that your guidance and support with
HypnoBirthing® made this possible, and we are look forward to
repeating this experience for our second child in the near future.
I am proud to say that I birthed my baby Aug. 23, 2011. His name is
Luke Cameron and he weighed 6.5lbs/21 inches.
HypnoBirthing, I believe played a Critical role in the success of my
birth experience. I came into the course a bit anxious about birthing
and believe the prenatal yoga and HypnoBirthing course helped with my
focus, deep breathing & relaxation. I was totally in my own mental
state. My doctor even said he was very impressed that I was so focused.
In the video of my birth I noticed that I was in my own relaxed state
of mind. So for me, my story is a successful birth! Thank you for
teaching and exposing both me & my husband to HypnoBirthing. It
helped make my labor & birth such a good experience! I look forward
to Postnatal Yoga with baby!
I just wanted to say Thank you for teaching the Hypnobirthing
Childbirth classes!! Since I had not gotten a birth buddy yet, I wanted
to email You about the story...
thought you would be proud to hear about another Hypnobirthing
I birthed Mia Lucia MacIntyre on 11/5/09 @ 9:55pm. I DID
My birthing story started out when I was actually planning to go to
prenatal yoga that day... :) LOL.
I actually was having surges about 10 mins apart at 6am and my husband
and i thought they were not to regular so we decided to go to work that
day. He actually works on campus with me. When I got to work, I was
experiencing surges 4-7 mins apart but with the breathing it was like
having menstrual cramps...very tolerable. I worked throughout the day
with just temporary interruptions from the surges. I went walking
during lunch and started doing polar bear poses also.
I pretty much turned my office into a laboring room! My office staff
was on alert and very supportive. I also felt all day like I needed to
go to the bathroom. Then at 4:30pm, I went to the bathroom once again
and saw a lot of birth show in the toilet. Jackson Memorial Hospital is
across the street from me so I walked over with a friend while my
husband met me over there. By 6:00pm I was examined by the midwife and
she determined I was 5 cms. and baby was at (-1) station. Still doing
the breathing and relaxation techniques throughout.. By 8:00pm I was
7cm and by 9:00pm, 9 cm. I felt I was doing good..until that feeling of
pushing came... It was Strong and All I wanted to do was to push. No
epidural and just 3 birth breaths later she was here. Everyone was in
awe that I did all of that in a matter of 5 hours, being my first
pregnancy. I naturally tore slightly.. no episiotomy!! The nurse that
took care of me said "it can be done and you showed them it can."
Anyway, it was an amazing experience! I am glad I met you and was able
to have the birth I always wanted. Looking forward to bringing Mia
Lucia to see you soon at Mommy and Me Yoga.