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Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

By Sheridan
Welcoming a new baby into your family can be an exciting time. There are also things that make this a challenging time too. Sheridan is a childbirth educator, birth doula and life coach. She is excited to share tips and tools with you, so you can enjoy your pregnancy, birth and baby!
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How to get an Amazing Book about Birth, written by a doula, for Free
Do you know about this free book I love to share with expecting moms? I am a birth doula with over 14 years experience. There are certain things I wish ALL pregnant women knew. So I consolidated these tips down into a simple to read book. Get your free copy at Enjoy Birth.
04:47
April 12, 2021
What is Hypnobabies and Do You Wonder if it is Too Good to be True?
What is Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis? Many of the birthing mothers who use Hypnobabies experience only pressure or tightening sensations during birth. They have their babies in a state of deep relaxation, with little or no discomfort or fear using real hypno-anesthesia. Think Hypnobabies is too good to be true? I have seen many of my doula clients birth using Hypnobabies and I have used it myself. You learn and practice so many different tools, so in your birthing time you can use what feels right to help you in each moment. Learn a lot more in this episode. You can view the full show notes at Enjoy Birth Links I mentioned in Podcast Episode Birth Videos of moms using Hypnobabies Dentists using hypnosis My Birth Doula Stats – with my first 23 clients Get your Free ebook – The Top Three Tips to Enjoy Birth Enjoying Pregnancy and Birth with Hypnosis book
07:59
March 15, 2021
VBA2C happens 5 hours before scheduled cesarean!
This is Shannon's version of her birth story. She worked so hard to get her VBA2C and it was lovely to remember all the wonderful things that happened as I read it.  Even though it has been 10 years, I could remember certain details as I read it. Enjoy hearing her birth story! You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
06:44
March 1, 2021
Attending Shannon's Birth Ended up Being Amazing!
She was going for her VBA2C (birth after 2 cesareans) and even after working so hard to find a supportive careprovider, she was with her original one that talked her into her second cesarean and we were at a hospital that wasn't supportive of VBACs!   How would it ever work out? A series of little awesome things happened that helped her get the birth that she wanted! You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
07:17
February 15, 2021
No, You may NOT hire me!
I had a Hypnobabies student that wanted to hire me as her doula.   At first I said no, but then after seeing how hard she was working for her VBA2C (birth after 2 cesareans).... I started to change my mind. You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
06:15
February 1, 2021
Birth Story - Imperfect Student: Slept through CD's but still had a great birth
I know some moms who use hypnosis worry when they sleep through their hypnosis tracks. I was one of those moms and the hypnosis still worked.  :) This is a birth story that Sita shared with me about her experience.  She felt like she was an imperfect student (who is a perfect student?) and also slept through her CD's.   She ended up having a great birth.  :) Sign up for my newsletter for a coupon for the Hypnobabies course, also get lots of great tips and information.  I also mentioned my book Enjoy Pregnancy and Birth with Hypnosis, which you can get on Amazon.  You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
06:14
January 18, 2021
Birth Story - I love Hypnobabies: Comfortable, Fast and Easy Birth
This is a birth story from my blog that a mom sent in.  I loved reading her experience and sharing it with you. Sign up for my newsletter to get a coupon for the Hypnobabies Home Study program as well as free access to one of my online classes and so much more!  :)  You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
11:00
January 4, 2021
Christmas Choir Birth Miracle
This is one of my favorite births I attended as a doula, many years ago.   A small miracle helped me to be able to attend a church choir performance, despite a first time mom starting her birthing time. Enjoy! You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
03:57
December 21, 2020
Basketball Coach births her baby an hour after coaching her team to victory
I read about a Texas Basketball Coach who led her team to a regional semi-final victory on a Friday night. She then went to the hospital and had her baby an hour later. The next day she went back to coach her team to another win moving up to the next level. I think she deserves a medal... how about you? You can get a Mom Medal here.  You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
03:21
December 7, 2020
Caddy vs doula - what is more important?
Does your husband think his caddy is helpful for a better golf game? Then you will love this analogy to help him understand the importance of a doula.  :) You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
03:41
November 23, 2020
Birth Story - The Worst Part Was Running Out of Time to Make Brownies
I love this birth story that Lisa shared.  It is great to see how she trusted her body and even though she had a few moments of concern, she was able to stay focused and have a fast easy birth!  The only thing she was disappointed about, was not making brownies to bring to the nurses.  ;) You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book, more positive birth stories and an online childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
08:24
November 9, 2020
Instant Access to a Clear Your Negative Birth Experience Class
 I often have moms who are pregnant and nervous about their upcoming births, because of past negative birth experiences.  I love working with them, because with energy work we can quickly and easily see a shift. I have even worked with moms that want to have another child, but are having such a hard time moving past their birth that they don’t want to get pregnant.  They are really stuck. I remember being scared to have another baby after my first birth, which was traumatic for my son and I.  I had to really dig deep to be brave enough to get pregnant. I was so worried the pregnancy and birth would be a repeat of the first experience.   Even though I logically knew that probably wouldn't happen, the fear was there. Once I was actually pregnant, then I had to face the birth.   I searched out tools to help me move past the fear.  At the time I used hypnosis to help me shift.  I think that is a powerful tool.  I still suggest moms use hypnosis.  Since birthing that baby (T3), I discovered energy work, which works faster and is an easier tool to help clear negative experiences.  Now, I also use Energy Work to help moms release their negative experiences and get into a grounded more positive space about an upcoming birth. If you are interested in learning more about energy work and how it can help you move past a negative birth experience, I am have  a free online class to share more about how energy work can help you!
03:03
October 26, 2020
3 Types of Social Support You Need to Have a Good Birth
Take time to create the social support team you need to have a better birth. From a supportive birth partner to online groups and everything in between.   Learn about the 3 different types of social support and how to build your team.   You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to: an amazing birth book  an online childbirth course  and other tips and tools at www.enjoybirth.com
06:13
October 19, 2020
Your Uterus is just one powerful physical tool for birth
Your physical tools are amazing.   Your uterus Listening to your body and so much more.  I will share different ways to let your body do what it instinctively knows how to do.   Birth your baby! You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to: an amazing birth book an online childbirth course and other tips and tools at www.enjoybirth.com
05:07
October 12, 2020
How you can use your mind to have a better birth
There are different mental tools you can use as you prepare for and then during your birth. Your mind is very powerful, so harness it!   In this episode I share a few different mental tools you can use.  :) You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
10:53
October 5, 2020
Let your Birthing Time Start on it's Own!
Believe it or not, you need to think about this months before your birthing time.  Because different careproviders and birth locations have different guidelines.  Some doctors love to induce their patients.  This would be important to learn before your third trimester. In this episode I will discuss some good questions to ask your careprovider. You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
04:40
September 28, 2020
Location, location, location. Important for Birth Too!
Hand in hand with your careprovider choice,  is WHERE you choose to birth your baby. Depending on where you live there may be many hospitals to choose from, birth centers and there is always your home. Each person will have a different comfort level.  But know there can be huge differences between hospitals.   In this episode, I will share some important things to consider in choosing your birth location.   Click here to get access to a free Enjoy Birth book as well as an online childbirth course.  You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
05:04
September 21, 2020
Choose Your Careprovider Carefully!
Some choices make a huge difference in your birth.   I think the most important may be your careprovider. How much time did you take to choose yours?   In this episode I cover what are some good things to take into account while carefully choosing your careprovider! You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
07:27
September 14, 2020
A Baby Named Kegal? Some Funny stories from teaching Hypnobabies.
I share some of my most memorable Hypnobabies classes and experiences teaching.  You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
08:28
August 31, 2020
I took Hypnobabies and HypnoBirthing, which program was best?
I needed extra support when I was pregnant with my second baby, after my first birth was traumatic.  Someone recommeded HypnoBirthing, Ioved how it helped me feel more confident with my pregnancy.  Then when I was pregnant with my third baby I wanted more tools and found Hypnobabies.   Let me share with you my experience with both.  You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
08:42
August 24, 2020
The First Birth I Ever Attended (other than my own)
I was so excited to be a doula for one of my first Hypnobabies students.  My biggest worry was leaving my nursing baby.  Luckily for me (and my baby) this birth was nice and fast!  You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
07:02
August 17, 2020
Trust Your Body and Your Baby - they know what to do!
You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
14:10
August 10, 2020
Kick Counts Saved My Baby's Life
My first baby was born by emergency cesarean after I noticed he wasn't moving one morning after doing kick counts after breakfast. I called the Dr. and went in for a Non-stress test.  He was under distress and was born via emergency cesarean minutes later.  My being aware of his movements saved his life. I want Mom’s to know how important this is. I have a confession, I had a friend who years ago (years before I was a childbirth educator or doula) mentioned her baby wasn’t moving as much as normal.  I am not sure why I didn’t say, “Call you OB and get it checked out right away.”  I am not sure what I said, but a few days later she mentioned it again.  That time I did tell her to call her OB.  She did and when she went in she discovered her baby had passed.  I still regret not having said something the first time. Now if anyone mentions anything about decrease in movements I say “Call right now and GO IN to get things checked out!” Not out of fear, but out of love. If there is nothing wrong, than mom is reassured.  If there is something wrong, hopefully the baby can be helped. You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
09:28
August 3, 2020
How the heck to choose your baby's name!
I struggled with choosing names, all 3 of my boys were not named until days after they were born. So maybe I am not the best to give you tips on this!  ;)  But in the end we love the names we gave them.   You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
10:11
July 27, 2020
Moms Deserve Medals
YOU DON’T GET A MEDAL FOR MOTHERHOOD, but maybe you should! The sacrifices that we make starting in pregnancy, through birth and then that first year are HUGE! FOR SOME MOMS THE SACRIFICES MIGHT START while they are trying to get pregnant. with morning sickness. with bedrest to help the baby stay in longer. with the birth. with struggling with breastfeeding. with sleepless nights. Regardless of when the sacrifices start, one thing is for sure. All moms make sacrifices! We don’t make these sacrifices FOR a medal, but we certainly do DESERVE one. In this episode I explain why I created a medal for moms! You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
11:14
July 20, 2020
What is a Birth Doula and Why You Should Get One!
I have been a birth doula since 2006.  In this episode I explain what a birth doula is and why you might want one!  You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
10:15
July 13, 2020
Welcome to Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Baby
I have been a Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator and a Birth Doula since 2006 and a Life Coach since 2014.   I am excited to share this podcast to help you enjoy this wonderful phase of life, welcoming a new baby into your home! You can see the show notes here. http://enjoybirth.com/podcast/ Also get free access to an amazing birth book and childbirth course at www.enjoybirth.com
03:13
July 6, 2020