Taylor Taylor is a certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Instructor. After experiencing this method of childbirth herself, she decided to go through training and teach others about the experience as well.
jbCM: Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Taylor: My name is Taylor Taylor, I am a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor. I gave birth using this method back in February of 2019 and I loved it so much that I wanted to get trained on it. So I flew to Albuquerque to take the training class, and then I started teaching classes back in July.
jbCM: What is Hypnobabies?
Taylor: People confuse the term Hypnobirth with Hypnobabies, but there is a difference. Hypnobabies is a comprehensive childbirth education class. We prepare women for a comfortable birth, and talk about the post-partum period. We teach them how to be informed and empowered around their own decisions. The other difference is in the level of hypnosis that Hypnobabies helps women to achieve, which is called somnambulistic-hypnosis. The easiest way to describe what that is, is that it translates directly to ‘sleepwalking’. This method is so strong that it was first used on people who were allergic to anesthesia but had to have surgery. So that should give you an idea of how strong this stuff is. We use that level of hypnosis to teach the women how to transform the sensations of labor into more comfortable ones.
jbCM: Why did you get involved with this process?
Taylor: I have two and a half years of labor delivery experience as a registered nurse. The reason I chose a different path for my own birth is because unfortunately I saw a lot of women leave the hospital uninformed and unempowered about what happened. I knew it didn’t have to be that way. I believe there are two ways a woman can look at her birth; labor is hard and painful, or that it’s a natural part of life and that our bodies were made to give birth.
jbCM: What gave you the confidence to start this business?
Taylor: I knew that for myself the resources I brought together to help me prepare for my birth needed to be experienced and knowledgeable. I believed that as a registered nurse and with my personal and professional experiences, I was able to step into that role for other women and empower them, inform them, and help them with their experiences as well.
jbCM: Have you had any experiences since you finished training?
Taylor: I am currently in my second series; we have one more class left. It is a 6-week course and each class is about 3 hours long. You get a workbook to work through and a birth partner guide as well. It assigns a specific role to your birth-partner and they become so involved and end up being the biggest support for the birth-giver.
jbCM: How is the feedback from mother’s who have given birth after your class?
Taylor: Overwhelmingly positive!