Danielle Rodhouse
BA, CHT, CMP, CHBE, DFB


Facilitating the healing process: mind, body, spirit.

HypnoBirthing

The foundation of the HypnoBirthing class is built on the mind body connection and how this applies to childbirth.  There is a strong emphasis on relaxation and visualization techniques, and is also a fully comprehensive childbirth education class.  The class covers everything from stages of labor, to breathing techniques, comfort measures, birth plans, positions, and more.  Partners participate fully This class gets the partner involved by giving them tools to help the birthing mama stay grounded and relaxed and free of tension and fear.  There is also more info on the HypnoBirthing website.

Danielle teaches both group classes and private classes and is happy to tailor them to your specific needs. 

"Ray and I welcomed Joshua Chamberlain into our family on May 14th. I was able to have a completely natural childbirth and it was such an amazing and empowering experience. Ray was the epitome of the “silver backed gorilla” and we fought through every single contraction as a team.
 
I cannot thank Danielle enough for her class! The breathing techniques she taught were what really allowed me to relax my body and let things happen naturally. All the information she provided about the stages of labor, and techniques for easing the pain, and especially about advocacy all were critical factors in our successful labor. At one point, one of the nurses insisted on putting an internal fetal monitor on the baby and was already pulling out the equipment. Ray stood his ground for us and said that he would not allow her to do that unless our doctor ordered it, and when our Doctor got to the room she said there was absolutely no need for that and seemed unhappy the nurse even attempted to force that on us. We both credit Danielle for giving us the tools we needed to have the experience we wanted. I will tell every pregnant lady I see to call her!!"
"The nurses had my room completely prepared for me with my birth plan taped to the wall and all kinds of notes about my allergies.  They actually followed my birth plan and I was estatic.  I used everything that Danielle taught me and Hypno Birthed her into the world.  Joshua kept me totally centered and helped me to breathe and breathe and breathe.  In between contractions I was completely sleeping.  I remember Danielle told us to relax ourselves and use the time in between contractions to regroup.  I did.  I was sleeping.  I almost fell off the bed from literally sleeping while completely zoned out.
 
No one told me to start pushing.  My body knew it was time and I "J" breathed her down into the birth canal and literally nudged her out. I only pushed 4 or 5 times accorrding to Joshua and Halle came right out. With no medication she was sooooooooooooo alert.  I was soooooooooooo happy and excited.  It was the best experience of my life."