Practices for a Calm Birth: A Doula's Guide to Hypnobirthing

Breath and Meditation Techniques for Pregnancy and Birth | taught by Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei

Course description

Calm Birth and Hypnobirthing is a great way to focus on your body and your baby throughout childbirth, acknowledging the waves and surges that your body feels and that with each breath, you are one step closer to meeting your baby. Learning these techniques and practicing them daily in your final trimester will guide you to having your most positive birth experience possible!

In this course, you will prepare for the birth of your baby in a very mindful way using various hypnobirthing techniques.

You will learn:

  • What is a Calm Birth
  • Why the Language of Birth Impacts Our Birth Process
  • How to Harness Positive Energy for an Empowered Birth
  • Various Breathing Techniques for Pregnancy and Labour
  • Meditation for Pregnancy and Birth
  • Visualization Techniques
  • Birth Visions and Planning Your Birth


Your body was made for this and your birth will be an incredible experience that you will never forget. Harness and stand in your power. You can do this!

Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei
Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei
Owner, Birth and Postpartum Doula

Shannon began Sweet Stella's in 2010 following the birth of her first babe, Owen, to help her navigate postpartum depression. She was fresh off a very bad birth experience, complicated breastfeeding and was faced with PPD and anxiety. Sweet Stella's became her safe place, and one that has grown and evolved over the past several years. In January 2015, Shannon became a fully certified professional doula through Doula Alliance. She is located on the west side of London, Ontario.

I firmly believe that my role as your doula is to support the decisions that you are making for your family, and to never impress my own personal opinion on you. Being a parent can be hard; I want to make sure you feel supported, empowered and validated in your choices. When we work together, you will receive my support, knowledge and consistent check-ins. You are not alone in your journey; I am here to help guide you along your way.

Shannon is the mom of two boys and one babe who miscarried in 2013, holds her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and History from Wilfrid Laurier University and has served over a dozen families since becoming a doula in August 2014. She has attended both hospital and home births, has experience with birth trauma and miscarriage, is trained in hypnobirth with The Calm Birth School, and is a big supporter of self care for moms. Shannon is also taking her Certified Meditation Instructor program through the University of Holistic Theology and teaches Guided Meditation at North Yoga & Wellness.

When she's not assisting at a birth or leading her team, Shannon writes for Fit Pregnancy and Thyme Maternity, and enjoys the mental release and clarity of running and her own meditation practice, time with her best girls and a nice glass of wine. Shannon is also an active member on the House Committee at the London Hunt and Country Club.

Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei
Sweet Stella's
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doulas
London, Ontario
Ph: 519-719-3578
shannon@sweetstellas.com
www.sweetstellas.blogspot.com

Course Curriculum

What is a Calm Birth and the Language of Birth
08:52
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Breath Techniques for Birth
09:40
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Birth Wishes and Visions for Birth
06:31
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