I’m a wife, mother, Christian, reader, teacher and health enthusiast. I love hiking, hot yoga, being outside, learning anything beautiful or useful, healing my family, connecting with people and kissing my kids!

My journey to becoming a Hypnobabies instructor began in 2010 when I became pregnant with my first child. Birth was new but not foreign to me. As a teenager I attended my niece’s birth. My own mother has 6 children and she used to tell everyone about my positive and exhilarating birth – I was born in the car! After so many unmedicated births she used to tell us kids, “Why would anyone want to get high on drugs? Natural birth is the best high life has to offer!” Despite these preparatory experiences I didn’t know much about the changes happening to my own body and what to expect in 9 months.

I heard about the Hypnobabies Complete Childbirth Education course from a friend and knew that this was for me! I needed a complete education and I certainly found it in this 6-week course.

“Self-hypnosis for a peaceful, unmedicated birth? Sign me up!” My husband and I took the class together and it was one of the most bonding and unifying experiences of our early marriage. The course brought us together, gave us confidence and knowledge and armed my husband with specific skills so that he could be the best doula I could ever ask for! 

Classes meet on Wednesday evenings at Amanda’s home in Centreville or on Saturdays 1-4 pm at the NOVA Natural Birth Center in Chantilly.

The next class at the birth center starts Saturday February 25 and will meet March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and the last class will be April 1, 2017. Please go to Amanda’s website for more details and to register at http://www.healingbirthva.com/class-schedule/