… bonded, safe, comfortable, joyful, fear-free with little to no pain?
Does that tap into how you’re feeling right now?
Did you experience that initial euphoria of finding out you were going to have a baby, only to then have it replaced with gut-wrenching anxiousness about what the birth is going to be like?
Gripped by sky-high anxiety and fear as a result from your experience of your previous traumatic birth? #TimeToChangeItUp
Maybe you just don’t feel ‘ready’ (and feel like you never will) to give birth and worry about all the worst case scenarios in birth?
Or perhaps, you simply want to have a step-by-step guide and mentor to properly prepare you and your partner for your most intimate and precious pregnancy, and your dream birth, giving you all the answers to your questions, concerns and worries, and put you in the perfect mindset for the most beautiful birth possible? #YouCanHaveItALL
Perhaps, whether it’s your first or third birth, you’ve been bombarded with difficult birth stories told by well-meaning family, friends, and even health professionals; these images have been reinforced and made real by books, films and TV.
Maybe you have been conditioned to think that childbirth equals pain. #FearTensionPainConnection
You’ve been conditioned to think that labor is something that you simply ‘grin and bear’ through.
You’ve been taught to doubt that you, and your partner, can actually communicate with your baby, and deeply bond together, as well as help your baby’s development before, as well as after the birth. Hint: there’s now scientific proof to support it.
You’ve been conditioned to think that you and your partner don’t know what’s best, and not to trust your natural birthing instinct. #TrustYourself
But your heart is telling you it doesn’t have to be this way.
Perhaps you’ve heard a voice inside that keeps whispering, ‘It doesn’t have to be this way. I want more for my baby, I want more for me, my partner…’
Or maybe you’re feeling the mix of anticipation and fear, you want to give your baby the best natural birth possible- but you haven’t figured out how to get rid of your anxiety?
You simply want to experience the easiest, most beautiful birth possible, creating the deepest, eternal bonds and attachment between you, your baby, and baby daddy.
Well, if any of these thoughts resonate with you, then you are in the right place because I want YOU to LOVE your birth, and I’m going to show you HOW!
and here’s the thing, I have a few core beliefs…
I believe that every mama-to-be has the right to give her sweet baby the best possible start
in her womb, and at his or her birth.
I believe that every mama-to-be should have access to a complete toolkit from visualization, NLP, guided imagery and deep relaxation techniques to create and control their body's own natural anesthesia response reducing their pain (and in many cases eliminating it) instead allowing her to fully experience the joy and beauty of her child's birth, as well as to radically shorten it. #IntensityNotPain
I believe every mama-to-be should experience the rewarding and comforting feeling of being able to give their partner the warrior base of knowledge and tools, so that they can work together in birthing their beautiful baby together, producing deeper bonds and attachment, not only through labor and delivery, but beyond. #BestBirthingPartnerEver
I believe that every mama-to-be should be able to know how it feels to pinpoint any fears, concerns and anxiety they are carrying,
and then have experience of having them cleared out of any negative thoughts, feelings and emotions, as well as shedding their mind of conscious and sub-conscious negative habits, attitudes and patterns ready for a positive birth experience that she, and her loved ones, will cherish.
I want you to imagine all of this and more - because it’s possible.
You can feel your best. You can feel strong and healthy in your body. You can feel happy in your heart, connected and nurtured to your unborn baby. You can feel calm, centered and armed with the mental focus to have the birth YOU want, as well as be ready for any eventualities- you’ll also be ready for the reward, and the phenomenal feeling of achieving bringing your little miracle into the world.
The point is this, where ever you’re at in your pregnancy journey it only takes ONE STEP in the direction of your dream birth to start and I’m here to help you.
Hi and welcome! I’m Marie-Paul…
I’m the founder of EasyBirthing, a Clinical Certified Hypnotherapist (C.C.H.), Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (C.H.I.), an Independent Childbirth Educator, and a Birth Doula certified in Neo-natal resuscitation in Greater Los Angeles, and I’m dedicated to helping and teaching you how to connect intimately with your unborn baby, get clear on your vision for your perfect birth experience, conquer your fears, and create as an actionable step-by-step plan, and tools, to enjoy a drug-free, natural birth, with little to no pain with unwavering support every step of the way.
I’ve helped hundreds of parents-to-be have the fullest bonding pregnancy experience, followed by the most incredible and beautiful births - easier, more comfortable, and shorter.
One of the things I’m often asked is
‘How on earth did you get started in all this?
Born in Africa, raised in France (Europe), my life experience, and later mission in life, was framed by the fact that I was an unwanted baby-- I suffered total rejection from my father, who didn’t want a fourth baby, and certainly even less so a girl. This became the driving force behind my life, leading me to excel at most activities, and shaping me into something of a ‘tomboy’ as a I grow up, driven to tackling challenges to equal boys my age.
At 21, I went on a voyage of discovery, travelling the world for a year, eventually settling in the USA. Taking that time had led me to the realization that not only did I suffer from deep trust issues, but that hidden away inside of me I felt that I wasn’t deserving of love, I felt lost, unanchored and rejected.
At this pivotal time,
I learned that my father, with whom I had failed to form any meaningful relationship, died at the age of 54 due to smoking related illness. I made the decision after his funeral to leave France for good, setting up home in Los Angeles, California, USA.
It was my journey in trying to find closure to my emotional struggle to find peace and alignment, that I became intensely interested in hypnotherapy and deep relaxation techniques to heal and eliminate trauma, anxiety and fear.
I knew intrinsically that the gestation period and the birth experience was a blueprint of what happens with our lives (backed up with scientific evidence-See Bruce Lipton, biologist on The Biology of Belief).
This was a huge break-through for me.
I realized that my life’s mission was to teaching mamas to-be how to tap into their most natural, empowered and perfect mindset, to have the birth of their dreams, and on the way there, to help them connect intimately with both their unborn baby (helping his or her development and nurturing before they have even meet), and their baby’s daddy, so to foster deep roots to enable them to grow a healthy family foundation for life, and therefore create a happier world.
I was on cloud nine, when in 1989, (yep-I’ve been doing this a long time!) I became a Clinical Certified Hypnotherapist (C.C.H.), and was able to launch my practice and make my passion and mission a reality.
This passion was fueled further, when at that time, my boy-friend’s sister, who was pregnant with her first baby, asked me for help. She was a few weeks away from giving birth and had taken, Bradley classes, Lamaze classes, but didn’t feel ready at all. We spoke about her fears and concerns, and what she wanted as the result of our session.
We agreed to have a few more sessions to anchor different modalities into her to help her be comfortable and relax during labor and birth. During that first session, I came to know that I would only have one session with her, as the birth was coming much sooner than her due date. So that day, after I placed her under a deep stage of relaxation, utilizing hypnosis, I kept her a bit longer and suggested something that her mind would connect to while in labor to get her totally relaxed and comfortable with the birth process, a place to focus and be in partnership with baby. A few days following our session, she went into labor, and had, as planned, a natural birth in a hospital. She was so happy to have had that session with me, she told me later, as this session was what pulled her through the entire time, with her supportive partner who was there.
I worked with her to pinpoint any fears, concerns and anxiety that she was dealing with, and then using a powerful healing combination of hypnotherapy, visualization, NLP, guided imagery and deep relaxation techniques I cleared out those negative thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I also gave her a place to focus her mind and to follow the guidance of her baby. It worked so well, that she went into labor in the most natural way, using nothing but the new techniques we had worked on. Her experience was so positive that I felt pushed into wanting to know more and decided to go train for a while with midwives I knew in Hollywood, so as to embrace what was the most natural course in giving birth.
A few months later, not only was I asked to help a new pregnant mom with my techniques, for her second birth, but was also invited to be there at the time of the birth - I joyfully accepted. On the spot, I was able to use the same techniques, and of course, some hands on to make it even more relaxing. The birth was incredible- intense and beautiful but painless, and really fast (3 hrs 45 mins, as planned). She, her partner, and precious new baby were thriving.
I was so ecstatic that all we had planned during our sessions took place exactly as she described it. She had the birth she wanted, and never even thought about getting any pain medication. She didn’t need any pain management at all!
I realized that I had a further calling to help and support mamas to-be, and their partners, in the last leg of the journey of pregnancy- birth.
It so inspired me that, despite already having trained as a clinical hypnotherapist, I undertook further training in the birthing realm and became a Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (C.H.I.), as well as Birth Doula (certified in Neo-natal resuscitation) and an Independent Childbirth Educator.
It was incredible to coach, with hypnosis-known as hypnobirthing training, expectant mothers to call upon their own natural endorphin response as a natural anesthesia, and to tap into their control with a heightened state of awareness and connection to their inner strength, creating a much more loving, relaxing, and nurturing experience.
When my expertise started to receive recognition from renowned birthing institutions it was the culmination of a dream to show that birth doesn’t have to be a thing to dread, to just get through, but a life changing experience of such incredible beauty and bonding for all involved.
Which brings me to you.
I’m here to serve. My company and mission is built on a bedrock of love, and a commitment to be an unstoppable force for good.
Through my various services and programs, I’m in this to make a difference. To help you, your unborn baby, and your partner, to build the foundation of a life together that you truly love, bound together by the deepest attachment and bonding.
So, to do this…
I specialize in (let’s break it down!)
FOR PREGNANCY + BIRTH PREPARATION:
How to give your sweet baby the best possible start in your womb, and at his or her birth.
Learn how you and your partner can communicate with your baby, and deeply bond together, as well as help your baby’s development before, and after the birth.
I will teach you how to use visualization, NLP, guided imagery and deep relaxation techniques to eliminate any fear and tension that causes long labor and pain, replacing it with confidence, calm, and comfort, as well as combined techniques to produce a shorter, more comfortable labor for both you and baby. #EasyBirthing
I will teach you the powerful tools to create and control your body's own natural anesthesia response reducing your pain
and allowing you to fully experience the joy and beauty of your child's birth. #IntensityNotPain
I will walk you through everything you need to understand, as well as map out everything you need to know (as well as be well informed on in ‘conventional procedures’ and ‘advice’ that should be avoided) during your pregnancy. [Think: looking after yourself, and baby. Foods, relaxation, exercises and little hacks for comfort, and extra energy.]
I will share with you the A-Z on what newborn procedures can wait while you (your partner, and other children if you have them) bond with your thriving baby for his or her best possible start in this world- mind, body and soul.
[Did you know that 60% of a newborn’s brain cells migrate, depending on their experience, to either the higher brain, or the fight or flight side of the brain? What you do within the two hours after birth is incredibly important for your baby.]
The A-Z of empowering and enlightening your partner, and giving him the warrior base of knowledge and tools, so that you can work together in birthing your beautiful baby together, producing deeper bonds and attachment, not only through labor and delivery, but beyond. #BestBirthingPartnerEver
We will together work to pinpoint any fears, concerns and anxiety you may be dealing with or holding onto, and then clear out those negative thoughts, feelings and emotions;
I will then help you shed your mind of any conscious and sub-conscious negative habits, attitudes and patterns ready for a positive birth experience that you, and your loved ones, will cherish. [Think: first time moms feeling overwhelmed; mamas with previous difficult birth.]
I will coach you on incredible deep relaxation methods to ease pre-birthing contractions that can speed up this stage of your labor- so you and your partner get to meet your beautiful baby faster. [Hint: it can shorten first stage of labor by several hours.]
I will teach you how to stay focus to facilitate the process of giving birth,
working with your baby in tandem, in a loving gentle way, that will have you consciously enjoying the miracle of your birth. (Plus, reduce the risk of tearing- a win-win!)
I will share with you everything you must know about birthing, including due date stress and unnecessary induction (too early on could be a problem), and how to ensure there is no trauma to your baby no matter what happens during your pregnancy and at the birth. #LovingPreparationIsKey
I will coach you on the best strategies to follow in looking after your new-born baby to give him or her the greatest start in life,
as well as protect your little one from all sorts of conditions, as well as Sudden Death Syndrome, and that will help you have the easiest, in sync baby, who will work with you in beautiful tandem.
FOR THE LABOR + BIRTH
I will be able to help support and advice you in any challenges that might occur prior to your birth, especially if you’re planning a home birth, such as pressure from your birth team to induce, or a health concern. [See Claudia Reisenberger’s birth story and testimonial.]
I will be there to help you through each state of labor with the right nifty hacks and techniques
to keep labor progressing smoothly and comfortably.
If needed I will help in re-position baby before getting in labor, during labor (so you give birth faster and more comfortably), and where necessary use my strategy to kick start labor, reverse a stalled labor (not common while using hypnobirthing) and bring your baby right down. (In my practice I haven’t seen mom going into fight or flight syndrome in labor), which can sometimes happen by transfer to hospital where the ‘fight or flight’ reflex kicks in. Mamas have an innate instinct of birthing in privacy.]
If things don’t go to plan, I will provide you with the information, support and council to help you, and your partner, make an informed, empowered decision in the moment.
[And especially to protect you from an avalanche of unnecessary interventions.]
I will be your, and your partners advocate, as necessary, from pregnancy through to delivery.
I will be there right by your side with continuous, uninterrupted support using deep relaxation method to ease birthing contractions,
as well as skillfully combined techniques to produce a shorter, more comfortable labor for you.
I will be there to massage you, use pressure point techniques, and other strategies to reduce intensity of contractions where needed.
I will be your partner’s support,
and guide, in helping you have the most comfortable, joyful and safe birth.
I will remain with you, side-by-side after the birth to support and assist you, and be your advocate, where necessary, to forster natural bonding, and less medical interventions.
I will assist with initial latch and breastfeeding
(Amazing fact: the nipples secrete oils that smell like amniotic fluid and your baby uses this smell on his/her hands to find food- this is the reason why you place baby immediately on your tummy or chest as soon as your little one is born-- and definitely shouldn’t bathe them.)
I will help create and protect the safest environment immediately after birth and ensure that you are undisturbed and able to enjoy skin to skin cuddles for enhanced bonding of mother, baby, and birthing companion. [I will assist daddy with the tools to create mammal bonding which is equivalent to mom's breastfeeding.]
You have waited nine months to meet each other, this incredible and precious moment is to be enjoyed and celebrated,
I will do everything in my power to protect and guard this special time for you and your family.
In short, I will cover everything you need to know to have the happiest, stress-free, pregnancy and birth, giving you a chance to feel like you are in charge of everything that happens to you throughout, so that at no time is your power given away, and I will be giving you an understanding of medical jargon, so you, and your partner, can make informed decisions; and lastly ensuring that you experience the fastest post-birth recovery, with radically reduced chances of postpartum depression, so you and your partner can focus on your beautiful baby.
HERE’S HOW I CAN HELP YOU
I offer one-to-one, do-it-together personalized coaching - in person and through video communication - whether it’s just to prepare you for birth, or, if you want that extra on hands support, I can be there for the entire journey of pregnancy through to being with you through birth; I will help you get clear on your vision for your perfect birth experience, ditch any fears, as well as an actionable step-by-step plan, and tools, to enjoying a drug-free, natural birth, with little to no pain.
In short, I’m here to help in any way I can.
After all, navigating your way to the birth you want and dream of can be tricky and feel overwhelming, but it gets a whole lot easier with a mentor at your side.
So, are YOU ready to do the BEST for your baby, harness YOUR birthright and step into your POWER?
Whether it’s your first baby, your sixth baby, whether you’ve had a VBAC, whether you want a homebirth, hospital birth, Midwife assisted, Doctor assisted, whatever you’ve planned (or haven’t yet!) you have the power to create the birth of your dreams.
It All Begins With YOU.
Do you feel like we’re on the same page?!
Okay, What To Do Next…
I would love to hear from you, and see how I can help you.
There are a couple of ways you can do that:
Simply pick up the phone, and let’s schedule a free consultation and talk about your upcoming birth: 310-901-9440
Or, email me to arrange a time, or just with any questions you may have, I’m always happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, just to kick things off, you want to know more about how to get clear on your vision for your perfect birth experience, as well as an actionable step-by-step plan, and tools, to enjoying a drug-free, natural birth, with little to no pain?
No problem, I’ve got you.
Get my FREE ‘The Ultimate Guide + Toolkit To Having A Comfortable, Shorter, Joyful + Stress-free Birth’
It would be my honor to walk alongside you.
In the meantime, have a wonderful day, and enjoy your beautiful baby, and of course thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I’m thrilled we’re connected and I’m excited for the journey ahead.
With all my love,
Creating Your Beautiful Birth
‘The mind of a pregnant woman needs to be cared for’. Aristotle
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I believe every parent deserves to have the birth of their dreams.
Discover + Experience Your Own Perfect Birth.
I’m With YOU Every Step Of The Way.
Have any questions about easybirthing? Drop me a line or give us a call, we’re here to help!
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