New Research Shows Smoking During Pregnancy May Damage Children’s Blood Vessels

If you are pregnant (or planning to have a baby in the future) and you smoke — Please call me! Hypnosis can help make quitting so much easier for you. Both you and your baby deserve to be healthy and happy. And then after, I can also teach you HypnoBirthing so your baby’s birth can be easier as well.

Smoking During Pregnancy May Damage Children’s Blood Vessels


Dutch scientists have conducted research that suggests smoking during pregnancy has long-term effects on the thickness and flexibility of their child’s carotid arteries, large blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain.

Cuno Uiterwaal, an associate professor of clinical epidemiology at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care at the University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, says, “with our findings, we think that smoking in pregnancy does play an independent role, although we know that exposure of children to [secondhand] smoke is damaging in many areas.”

“The challenge there was to show that it was really smoking in pregnancy and not exposure to cigarette smoke afterward,” says researcher Uiterwaal. “To further explore that, we did this study.”

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HypnoBirthing for an Easier Childbirth

HypnoBirthing takes the hard-labour out of Childbirth


Here is an excellent article about HypnoBirthing written by a fellow practitioner over in the UK.  Please have a read!

Jacqueline Grimsley writes: “MENTION labour and delivery to an expectant mum and the chances are her heart will begin to race at the thought of what’s to come. But HypnoBirthing helps mums-to-be overcome their fear and tension with a different way of birthing … HypnoBirthing enables mums to eliminate the ‘fear-tension-pain’ syndrome, resulting in a comfortable, relaxed birthing experience whilst being in complete control.”

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Natural Childbirth – Calm and Relaxed with Hypnosis!

HypnoBirthing: Instinctive Birthing through Relaxation


For most women who have given birth, the thought that natural childbirth could be calm, relaxed and even pain-free seems to be a completely ridiculous idea.  It was far from their experience, and they opted for pain meds in order to get through it.  But most of these women were unaware of the power of their mind, and how hypnosis can in fact help expecting mothers achieve “the impossible” — a calm, comfortable, joyful birth experience.  Yes, it is possible!  I have been teaching HypnoBirthing classes for the past few years now both privately as well as at Emerson Hospital, and many of my mothers have experienced wonderful natural births.  The following article was written by one of my HypnoBirthing colleagues, and is very informative.  Please take a moment to have a read…

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HypnoBirthing® Classes at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA

If you are expecting a baby (or know someone who is), please consider signing up for this class! I am the HypnoBirthing® instructor at Emerson Hospital and will be teaching the next set of classes starting on February 10th, 2013.  Please call either myself (508-246-2721) or Emerson Hospital’s Childbirth Education (978-287-3268) for more information.

HypnoBirthing® Classes Now Offered Again at Emerson Hospital’s Tender Beginnings. HypnoBirthing® is a unique program that will support a natural childbirth experience using hypnosis. You will learn simple breathing, relaxation and guided imagery techniques to help you release tension and fears, and increase comfort throughout your pregnancy and birth. This is a five week class.

Location: Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA
Dates: 5 Week class starting Sunday, February 10th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuition: $200/couple.

To register or to learn more, please call 978-287-3268.


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Hypnosis Used in Hospitals for Pain Management

Hypnosis and the hospital


“Hypnosis by trained professionals is approved by the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association as a way to treat a wide range of issues, from physical pain to improving compliance with taking pills or following medical instructions. Other claims include helping treat anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, menopause, trauma, abuse, burns, tooth grinding, insomnia, memory, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, weight loss, general stress, sexual dysfunction, phobias and fertility. Other hypnotherapists work with patients to try to overcome abuse, betrayal and conflict, or improve performance (in sports, theater, music or speaking), confidence, creativity, procrastination or career success.”

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Self Magazine Interviews Marie Mongan, founder of the HypnoBirthing Institute

This article from Self Magazine is better than the previous ones I posted on Jessica Alba’s enthusiasm for HypnoBirthing classes — as it also includes an interview with Marie Mongan, the founder of the HypnoBirthing Institute. (Marie was my instructor when I was being trained to teach these same HypnoBirthing classes here in my area of Massachusetts.)

Hypno What? Jessica Alba’s Strange-Sounding Birthing Class


“Jessica Alba had fans scratching their heads when she announced to the world that she’s a huge fan of HypnoBirthing classes. Does the pregnant star stare at a swinging stopwatch until she’s feeling very sleepy? And if so, why? We asked Marie Mongan, who wrote a book on HypnoBirthing all the way back in 1989, what it’s all about.”

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Jessica Alba Recommends HypnoBirthing Classes

Jessica Alba: I Recommend HypnoBirthing Classes


“Jessica Alba has some unique advice for other expectant moms. The 30-year-old actress recommends “hypnobirthing classes” — which are increasingly popular among pregnant women. Hypnobirthing involves the use of hypnosis during childbirth.”

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Pregnant Jessica Alba a Fan of HypnoBirthing Classes


“As she prepares to welcome baby number two, blooming mum-to-be Jessica Alba has spilled the beans on her pregnancy secrets, revealing she is a huge fan of Hypnobirthing classes.”

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Hypnosis Reduces Stress on Mother & Child during Pregnancy and Birth

HypnoBirthing method helps out Mom-to-Be


“A new childbirth method that utilizes the power of the mind to ease fears and eliminate pain could soon have expecting Highlands Ranch mothers thoroughly enjoying life’s most precious miracle.”

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Hypnobirthing: Self-Hypnosis eases the labor during childbirth

Self-hypnosis eases the labor during childbirth

“Hypnobirthing is described as a childbirth method that uses self-hypnosis to help expectant mothers manage the tension caused by fear and anxiety during labour, through visualisation and relaxation. It uses different breathing techniques to help the body reach a deep, relaxed state similar to “daydreaming”, thereby allowing the expectant mother to manage her labour pains. The techniques are also taught to birthing companions, who learn to help the mother reach deeper levels of relaxation.”

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Visit Facebook for More “Hypnosis In The News”…

Periodically I have been posting links to interesting articles related to Hypnosis over on my Facebook Business Page. I had found it easiest/quickest to post them on Facebook, but have realized a main drawback to only putting them there = that is, once there a lot of them there, the oldest ones become “out of sight, out of mind” and are not easy to find again. So I am now in the process of moving them all here to this blog site as well – hence the multitude of recent posts this month. Here they will be better organized, tagged, etc, so folks like you who want to learn about the many benefits of hypnosis, can easily find articles that pertain to your interests. For future new posts, I will also figure out how to make them a bit more visually appealing (i.e. pictures like those shown in the Facebook posts), and of course add more of my own personal comments.

In the meantime, you can as always continue to visit my Facebook page (and please become a fan if you aren’t already!)…


Warm Regards!

Linda Donalds, BCH

NGH Board Certified Hypnotist

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