My husband and I decided to try HypnoBirthing® with the birth of our second child. Even though we had an amazing first experience, I still knew it could even be better. After having spent time talking to Karlye about the Mongan method, I knew this was the technique for us to try. We attended the classes and did a little practicing and listened to our CD’s. We were so excited for our little one to come see us. Along the way we had a couple bumps in the road and Karlye was a great resource and comfort for various issues we had to deal with. In the end we decide to birth in the hospital with a midwife just like we did with our first daughter. When our daughter decided that she was ready to come and meet us, we had an amazing birth. The staff at the hospital who remembered my first delivery from a 1.5 year before couldn’t believe the difference. They kept walking in and out to observe this delivery. I was even interviewed by various nurses afterward because they were stunned by how relaxed I was. I had a wonderful experience with my first child, but I worked hard! With my second, I was calm, cool and pain free. I even fell asleep at 8 cm dialated without any medication. My husband even helped break my water, which helped to make him feel more a part of the experience. He felt left out with our first daughter’s birth, he didn’t know what to do, where to go or how to help. This time with Karlye’s help, he was a superstar. Karlye provided him with a folder that contained information for what to do and when. This was a lifesaver. He was finally my knight in shining armor and not asking me to hurry up his feet hurt;) I highly recommend this method to all of my patients who are looking for a positive birthing experience.
I went into HypnoBirthing® wondering if I was going to be able to get my wife on the count of three to cluck like a chicken. What I discovered was a natural, common sense approach to helping her (us) through the birthing process. Among the things I liked were:
– the way Karlye made it all comfortable and engaging.
– the way it helped us think through the whole “concept” of birthing.
– the way it allowed us to do this together.
– the way I felt educated and prepared entering the hospital.
– and last, but not least, the way it let us bring our little girl into the world drug free.
I’d recommend it to anyone, even though the chicken part didn’t pan out.
“I found myself pregnant for the first time at 43 years of age. I wanted to be able to “control” this pregnancy, or perhaps it was my older age that wanted to be sure I had a handle on everything I could expect, but I sought and found a lot of varying ideas about pregnancy. When I found the information on HypnoBirthing®, I found Karlye. Immediately, I knew this was going to be part of the positive experience I longed for in my pregnancy.
From the moment I made contact with Karlye, I felt even more confident I’d found the right thing for me. Karlye speaks so assuredly yet is not intimidating. She is confident in this process called birthing and in every woman’s ability to have a positive birthing experience, even if the woman isn’t so sure. She takes time to connect with her “students” and is a valuable resource for additional “natural” information. Karlye can handle any question and any situation with grace and integrity. I found the class to be very informative as well as useful for other areas of my life.
The tools given by Karlye and the HypnoBirthing® technique gave me the positive birthing experience I was looking for. The outcome was most perfect; a healthy, beautiful, calm baby.
I strongly recommend, and have recommended, Karlye and her instruction in the HypnoBirthing® method. She is well informed, well versed, has the experience and/or connections to answer your questions confidently and calmly so you feel as though you have a choice. Karlye brought insight to me regarding my birth and my choices and rights as a mother and a patient. I am very fortunate, and blessed, to now be able to call her my friend.