TOMS RIVER, NJ - Peaceful Birth NJ is offering a 5-week class series on HypnoBirthing® at Array of Light NJ, located at 511 Dover Road in Toms River. 

Christina Ha of Peaceful Birth NJ offers birth services as a labor doula and as a HypnoBirthing® practitioner.

"My passion for peaceful birthing stems from my own birth experiences," Christina said. "I've been blessed to be able to share this powerful knowledge with clients to help them achieve the birth they envision for themselves." 

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One of Christina's clients and an LBI resident, Danni Hagler, recently birthed her baby boy at home with a midwife and Christina as her doula and Hypnobirthing instructor. 

As Danni approached 28 weeks pregnant with her second baby she began to get antsy and wanted to look into other options to have a completely different birth experience than she had with her first.

At first Danni switched from her OB to a midwife in the same hospital group, but then realized it still was not what she was looking for.

On Facebook she saw an ad for Peaceful Birth NJ then a few days later an article for their Hypnobirthing classes on TAPinto Stafford & LBI. She decided to give Christina a call. 

"The rest is history," Hagler said, "I met a fabulous woman, Christina Ha at the Starbucks in Target. We talked for well over two hours. I told her about my first birth experience, which was rife with intervention. I wanted this time to be different. I wanted to be in control of my own body." 

HypnoBirthing® teaches you (and your birthing companion) the art and joy of birthing in a more comfortable manner. You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant, and thus lessen or eliminate pain, discomfort, and the need for medication. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth, and mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all other creatures.

"Peaceful and calm births are often the outcome when clients use HypnoBirthing® to prepare for bringing their babies into the world," Christina added. "Becoming a HypnoBirthing® practitioner was born from this passion, and there is nothing I love more than helping Jersey Shore couples achieve their goal of a calm, gentle birth."

Hagler said:

When I first heard of Hypnobirthing I thought it was some sort of yuppie fad. I could NOT have been more wrong! Hypnobirthing (the version designed by Maria Mongan) is amazing stuff. It helps you take the fear out of birth and gives you the confidence to do so. The relaxation techniques are magic. The first time around I thought I’d be fine because I did yoga and knew meditation breathing. I couldn't have been more wrong. Over the next month and a half I would learn to release my fears, go into the deepest relaxation I have ever known and acquire the confidence to be able to have my baby naturally. For anyone having any kind of birth - home or in the hospital - you should take a Hypnobirthing course.

Peaceful Birth NJ offers you "class" and so much more!

"Christina was remarkable at helping me on my birth journey," Hagler said. She highly recommends Christina and her classes on Hypnobirthing.

This 5-week class series will begin on January 20 and will take place for 5 consecutive weeks with class beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. every Sunday through February 17.

Ashley Yanchus, Chiropractor, Friend, and Client of Christina's said that Hypnobirthing was a game changer for her pregnancy and birth of her second baby.

"I met Christina through the Holistic Moms Network of Ocean County. We became close and I asked her to attend my birth as one of my doulas!" Ashley Yanchus said.

"During my pregnancy she became certified as a Hypnobirthing instructor. She then proceeded to tell me how excited she was about the method and how she thought it could help," Yanchus said, "so I started the program and practiced daily."

Yanchus added:

I ended up utilizing Hypnobirthing during my home birth. My first birth I didn’t have a doula or use Hypnobirthing, so I am a good resource to tell people how much better my second birth went being able to have a doula and practicing Hypnobirthing during my labor. Christina was such a great teacher and a calm presence to have by my side. She knew exactly what I needed or wanted before I even asked! I felt like I was so much more prepared and at ease during my pregnancy labor and birth of my second child. I even continue to use the meditations from my Hypnobirthing instruction today! Again, I am always recommending Hypnobirthing and Christina to any pregnant women I come in contact with. It and she was a total game changer!

Class includes: 

- The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation
- Small classes for personal attention
- Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
- Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
- Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing
- A guide to good pregnancy nutrition
- A free hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
- Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
- Body toning exercises and practice
- A set of Birth Prompts for your birth companion
- Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
- Audio tracks for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone track, Rainbow Relaxation)
- 5 professionally written scripts for your home practice
- 5 information-packed class meetings, helping you to understand why labor doesn't have to hurt
- Your own copy of the HypnoBirthing® Text, HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method

For more information about Hypnobirthing and what's included please visit:www.peacefulbirthnj.com

You can also email: peacefulbirthnj@gmail.com.