EMPOWERED PREGNANCY AND BIRTH
Through Relaxation and Visualization
This CD is designed to honor this
journey as the powerful right of passage that it is.
Wonderfully relaxing, it enables you to connect deeply with your body and your baby, and alleviates anxiety and fear.
Regular use of this tape will:
- Reframe negative beliefs about pregnancy and birth and create new levels of awareness
- Encourage self-nurturing & self-reliance while enhancing trust in, and cooperation with, the intelligence of the body
- Enhance deep relaxation and decrease anxiety
- Help in lowering blood pressure
- Teach positive coping and stress reduction skills
- Encourage vaginal birth after a cesarean
Useful for all pregnant women and especially those that are extremely anxious, intending a vaginal birth after a c-section, being treated for complications such as hypertension or any condition requiring increased rest.
It is especially helpful for “post dates” and rupture of membranes when labor has not started.
Track 1 is for daily use during pregnancy. This will give you the time and space to create a beautiful daily ritual for yourself, when the busy-ness of life can prevent that from happening. The routine of using this CD as ritual is a powerful expression of your ability to care for yourself (and of course, of the amazing life growing inside of you).
Track 2 is to use at full term to prepare for birth and to aid in initiating labor. Do not listen to track 2 until you are ready to go into labor (at least two weeks before your due date).
Proceeds of this CD benefit the non-profit organization, Midwives for Midwives, an organization dedicated to improving women's health care through midwifery.Jennifer Houston has been a midwife for over twenty years, is a mother and grandmother. She’s a certified Hypnotherapist and a certified and experienced Neuro-Linguistic Programmer. She is aware of the interaction between body and mind, and the power of language. The desire to support natural birth and her witnessing to thousands of births, inspired her to create this tape. "I want to undo negative cultural messages, help women reconceptualize their experience, gain strength, wisdom and peace of mind."
"Creates a tranquil state with a strong sense of empowerment"
- Kim Trainor, Birth Gazette
"Houston's tape is a meeting with the true elders of the
circle. Their presence can be felt long after the tape is over. Their
comfort and strength follows the mother"
- Victoria Carr, Special delivery
"In our homebirth practice, we gift every client with the
"Journeying Through Pregnancy Tape"
- Connie Coker and Martha Roth, Nyack N.Y. Village Midwives
"From the minute I heard Jenna's voice, it began to weave
- Penni Harmon, Midwife
"This tape has been incredibly effective and is especially
helpful in initiating labor and helping VBAC mothers regain trust in
- Mary Riley, Doula
"This tape is an invaluable tool to help create the change in
consciousness that supports a healthy pregnancy and birth. I
recommend it to all the pregnant women I work with and is especially
useful for women with hypertension and postdates."
- Larry Perl, OB/GYN
"With my busy schedule this tape enabled me to spend time
intentionally relaxing and nurturing my intention for a natural birth."
- K Holland, Mother