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Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert

California
I love pregnancy and birth.  I am the mom of 3 boys and a Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula.
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Social Love – Enjoy Birth {day 21} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Having friends that support you in your desires for birth can be a great tool as you prepare.   This may be more challenging for moms who are preparing for an un ... Read on »
Professional Love – doula – Enjoy Birth {day 20} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It You may want to add a birth doula to your support team.  A doula can start helping you early in your pregnancy by referring you to care providers, birth location ... Read on »
Tool #3: The Power of Love (Emotional Support) – Personal Love – Enjoy Birth {day 17} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It It is important to feel loved in your birthing journey.  Being surrounded by supportive people is helpful every step of the way.  You will find them to be useful ... Read on »
Embrace the power of your body! – Enjoy Birth {day 16} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Your powerful uterus helps your baby to be born. Welcome the power of your pressure waves! Your uterus is the strongest muscle in your body when you are ... Read on »
Tool #2: The Power of your Body – Using different positions to harness the power of your... by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Your body knows what to do, and if you can harness its power you will find you have many tools you can use during your birth.  For example:   Changing Po ... Read on »
The Power of Your Mind – Visualization – Enjoy Birth {day 14} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It In Hypnobabies class we teach Moms to spend time every day visualizing their ideal birth. Each Mom has a different thing that is important to them. On ... Read on »
The Power of Your Mind – Letting go of Expectations – Being Flexible {day 13} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Being Flexible This may seem counter intuitive. You educate yourself about your choices, you create birth preferences and choose a care provider who is suppo ... Read on »
Tool #1: The Power of your Mind – Education – Enjoy Birth {day 12} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Education – We already talked about one mind tool a few days ago and that is education. When your mind is full of good information about birth, you will hav ... Read on »
Gather Tools (mental, physical and emotional) – Enjoy Birth {day 11} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It If I gave you nothing but a handful of seeds and a patch of ground, you could probably find a way to plant them and they would probably grow.   But if I gave you ... Read on »
Let go of fears – Enjoy Birth {day 10} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It I just shared a potentially scary story about how my first baby’s life was in jeopardy in utero, but doing kick counts saved his life.  I don’t want you to be sc ... Read on »
Kick Counting Can Save Your Baby’s Life – Enjoy Birth {day 9} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It So how can you harness your intuition?   There have been books written about the subject, but let me share an experience from early in my mothering caree ... Read on »
Learn to Follow your Intuition – Enjoy Birth {day 8} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Learning to follow your intuition is imperative in building your trust in your body’s ability to birth.  Education is important—it will help you know the options ... Read on »
Really you need to take a class & home study option – Enjoy Birth {day 9} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Sometimes the usefulness of taking childbirth classes is questioned. A study has shown that they may have no benefits, but that study didn’t take into account th ... Read on »
Choosing the best childbirth class for you – Enjoy Birth {day 8} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Taking an Independent Childbirth Class (typically one not affiliated with a hospital) is a great way to learn what normal birth is.   It is well worth the time a ... Read on »
Learn about normal birth – starting with your amazing uterus – Enjoy Birth {day 7} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Learning about normal birth is an important step. What exactly is ‘a normal birth’?  From the Lamaze website we read:  “A normal birth is one that unfo ... Read on »
Get a Bubble of Peace – Enjoy Birth {day 6} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It I’ve been sharing how important it is to let only positive messages about birth into your mind. It is easy to turn off a TV show. It can be more challeng ... Read on »
Affirmations help you stay positive about pregnancy and birth – Enjoy Birth {day 5} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Affirmations are positive phrases that either you say out loud read say in your in your mind listen to others saying Affirmations can h ... Read on »
Fill your mind with positive birth stories and videos – Enjoy Birth {day 4} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pin It Actively seek out positive birth stories.  Reading books like   Reading birth stories on websites can fill your mind with peacef ... Read on »
Take in Positive Birth Messages – Enjoy Birth {day 3} by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Step #1 to trusting your body and baby is – take in positive messages about birth The images we compile in our heads have a profound impact on how we prepare for and ... Read on »
Enjoy Birth {day 2} Trust your body and baby, they know what to do by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Women have been birthing babies for thousands of years.   Your body already knows how to birth a baby, but often our mind gets in the way of letting our body do what it kn ... Read on »