A View of HypnoBirthing from Dr. Tan in Singapore!

Dr Tan took HypnoBirthing in Singapore a year ago and has incorporated it into her practice.  She summarizes her results in this lovely story of gentle births with fewer interventions.   
Shared by Di Bustamante, HBCE and Faculty, USA
My First Year with HypnoBirthing
I took up HypnoBirthing out of curiosity. I had one mom that birthed via HypnoBirthing in 2013; and she really amazed me, smiling and saying ‘no pain’ up to the very end. I also attended a talk by Bee Ting and that made me more curious.
I went for the Practitioner course in February last year in Singapore. I wasn’t so sure how it works at first. I started introducing it at one of my antenatal talks in March 2014 and immediate a few mothers signed up. Yati just taught the lessons as we were instructed but the first few mothers were not so successful. It took me and Yati at least 5 to 10 moms to realize how it actually works.
I think one of your (Di’s) moms who birthed at Tung Shin asked me why is it that most doctors do not accept HypnoBirthing while I support it. I gave a thought and I think that it was because, firstly, I have a low Caesarean rate to start off with. I support vaginal births all along, and my total Caesarean rate for the years prior to HypnoBirthing was lingering between 10 to 15 % (both planned and unplanned). The other reason was I saw how much easier breastfeeding was with HypnoBirthing mothers, and I have always been a strong advocate of breastfeeding. So it just sticks to me, and I am loving HypnoBirthing more and more.
HypnoBirthing has actually changed my whole perception of birth. We were always told that pain from childbirth is the most painful thing a woman can ever experience. Now I realised that childbirth is not that painful at all. With the right mindset and support from the entire team, all women can endure the pain of childbirth. Childbirth was not supposed to be a painful experience. My mothers have never stopped amazing me. Mothers sleeping, eating or taking baths at 8 or 10 cm. I just had one mom last week who slept for 4 hours at 10 cm dilation until the membranes released.
All along we were told that first time mothers need to be taught to push. Nowadays, I tell mothers that if I leave you alone like the cat, you would birth anyway. Animals do not need to be taught how to push. Why should humans! And because the baby would come out slower, there is less tearing. Birth was not supposed to leave any tear. Vaginas are supposed to expand slowly to accommodate the baby.
Conventionally, we were taught that during the second stage, women need to hold their breath to push. With the birth breathing, it works as well, and even better. Women do not need to hold their breath at all.
In the past, I have never heard of delayed cord-clamping. We have always known that breastfed babies are anemic but formula fed are not because of the fortified iron in formula milk. Now I realized that it was not meant to be like this. Babies were not supposed to have the cord clamped too early so that the baby has enough iron stores for the next 6 to 12 months. And this is important for the development of the baby.
Controlled Cord Traction for the placenta has always been a routine practice. In fact, I have never learned about natural third stage. In the past, I had cases of retained small pieces of placenta that came back a few weeks later with bleeding as well as infection. To cope with that, I routinely scanned all uteri after delivery. With that, the cases reduced but I still got it occasionally. Nowadays, I routinely wait for all my placentas, irrespective of whether HypnoBirthing or not. No more cases of retained pieces of placenta so far. And I no longer scan the uterus.
Episiotomies have never been a routine practice in the past, so that did not change. But my practice of suturing the wound has changed. The first few cases that refused suturing came back with perfectly healed wounds with no traces of a tear at all. I would say that the wound healed better without suturing. Nowadays, I give the option to all skin nicks and first degree tear of not suturing as long as no active bleeding and no zigzag tears or multiple pieces.
Breastfeeding was a miracle. I have always struggled whenever there were flat nipples, inverted nipples. With HypnoBirthing mothers, the babies latched on so naturally after birth. It does not matter whether flat nipples, inverted nipples, or no nipples! They would just latch the moment they are on the breast. It made me realize that all babies were meant to have no problem with breastfeeding. It was the sedative pain killers that sedate the baby and made the baby lose the natural ability to breastfeed.
Breastfeeding has always been a struggle during the first week due to poor supply. I have always asked my mothers to persist for one week, and the supply would be abundant. I now realize that it was not supposed to be like that. The reason why the supply was low was because babies were sedated during the first few days of life. Sedative pain killers remain in the babies’ bodies for 72 hours. They feed less because they are sleepy all the time. By day 4, they would be alert and very hungry and mother’s supply still low because hardly breastfed during the first 3 days. With HypnoBirthing, babies are very alert during the first 6 hours and would suck and suck non-stop. This stimulation would encourage early initiation of established milk supply.
How has HypnoBirthing changed my practice? Without realizing it, my Caesarean section rate was only 6% last year (for both planned and unplanned). Lowest ever. Why? I don’t think I have reduced my threshold of Caesarean in general. I think I just had more and more moms who really want natural or vaginal birth. And with their mindset for a natural birth, my Caesarean rate goes down naturally.
Irrespective of whether HypnoBirthing or not, I have changed certain practices. I allow more ambulation and intermittent CTG. I allow different birth positions even if they had Pethidine or Entonox as long as they don’t look overly sedated. Delayed Cord Clamping for all. Skin-to-skin for all. Bonding and breastfeeding for 1 to 2 hours for all. Options to suture for all. Natural third stage for all.
I have changed my way of induction too. I know that some of you are against induction. But in certain special circumstances, it may be necessary. I routinely use the Foley’s balloon for all. There are 2 ways. I can insert the Foley’s balloon and allow them home. Most moms would admit in the next one week in labour and give birth naturally. Or, I may admit them for Foley’s and proceed with further induction. Moms love the Foleys because it’s totally pain-free.
What are my future plans? I have started giving skin to skin and initiate breastfeeding in the Operating Room. Lots of resistance from the Paediatricians. I usually quietly do it. I have the support from the Medical Board Chairman who actually asked me to do it for all, but the Paediatricians still never say yes. I am trying to slowly convince them to allow.
Rooming-in was never allowed. Now they allow it for single rooms only. I am planning to make it available for all in this coming meeting with the Paediatricians because it’s actually one criteria set by Ministry of Health for hospital licensing.
I am now discussing with the CEO of another hospital, Pantai Ampang, to start this mother-friendly care services. Our plan is to create a 2-room delivery suite where one room is for all other family members. Husband, parents, the elder child can all accompany the mom during the whole hospital stay. I will soon be giving training to the staff on HypnoBirthing and WaterBirth. The only problem I face is that all the Paediatricians in Pantai Ampang collectively do not want to accept WaterBirth cases. Luckily, my hubby has agreed to receive all those cases that the other Paediatricians do not accept. But still pending approval from the hospital side. They have never allowed spouses that work as a team to protect the other doctors. But, I hope that this can be an exception.
My next target would be Sunway Hospital at Sunway Velocity. Hah! Still waiting for Nadine to come up with the proposal. They plan to build another hospital at Sunway Velocity. I am going to propose to them to have some delivery suite like the ones at Pantai Bangsar. Hopefully I have less trouble with the Paediatricians.
It has been a busy year, and I foresee a busier year ahead. I have a total of 386 births last year. Busiest ever, compared to 376 in 2012 (Lots of Dragon babies). March 2015 marks the busiest month with 52 deliveries. Thanks to all of you for your support. I am sure that the birth rates went up so markedly due to your support and spread of news via your groups and friends. I will try my very best to further promote HypnoBirthing. A very big THANK You to all of you.
“Towards a Gentle Birth For ALL”
Dr Tan EE Ping
Malaysia
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HypnoBirthing Fosters Calm, Gentle Birthing for Mothers and Babies

Love this testimonial from Dr Tan EE Ping in Malaysia, a new Practitioner, on the outcomes of using HypnoBirthing techniques to foster more calm, gentle birthing for women and babies:

I have had more than 10 HypnoBirthing patients so far. The differences that I observed are:
1. Patients are very calm during labour. No cry or scream, unlike those given pethidine or entonox.
2. Some of the patients were induced with oxytocin or prostin but they were still very calm and do not require any other methods of pain relief.
3. Second stage is without active pushing but big babies can also be born easily. My biggest HypnoBirthing baby delivered was 3.8 kg, first baby. No active pushing. Just breathe down. It’s amazing. Without HypnoBirthing, most patients would push for hours and may need vacuum or forceps due to maternal exhaustion.
4. Patients are very fresh and alert after giving birth because they were at deep relaxation state throughout the whole labour process. So, they are very keen for immediate bonding, skin to skin and breastfeeding. Patients without HypnoBirthing are usually very tired and exhausted and usually spend limited time on bonding and breastfeeding.
5. HypnoBirthing babies are also alert and very keen to breastfeed immediately after birth unlike those with no HypnoBirthing, many babies are sedated and often not keen to breastfeed.
6. Most HypnoBirthing patients can spend the next few hours breastfeeding because both mother and baby is fresh and alert. I have observed that these babies have less problems breastfeeding over the next few days. Unlike the non HypnoBirthing babies, they can be sedated for the next few days because pethidine takes 72 hours to eliminate from the baby. So, babies sleepy most of the time and with no stimulation, the mother takes more days to establish breastfeeding.
7. Breathe down method of birth also reduce the chance of episiotomy and less tearing because the baby descend slowly and allow more time for the perineum to stretch.

With every HypnoBirthing patient I have, I am amazed by the advantages of HypnoBirthing. This is definitely one method of birth that I would teach my daughter.

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Nurturing Instincts…What’s in a business name???

I have reflected much on why I chose the business name “Nurturing Instincts!”  It’s not easy choosing a business name as an entrepreneur!  There is much conversation and brain storming and prayerful meditation at least.

My entire life has been journey of education and research and practice…coupled with meditation and pondering and spiritual promptings…AND…what I have learned is that God gave us everything we needed!  We just need to know where to find it!  I would hope that my efforts in working with others would be a testament of that fact!

With regards to birthing, for instance, I have had numerous witnesses over the past 30+ years that women have everything they need to birth a baby without intervention or interference!  Our bodies were perfectly created to birth our young!  In fact, that’s the only reason we have a uterus!  Each month a woman’s body cycles with innate hormonal fluctuations…we dont’ control it consciously, it just does it as long as we are in good health…the uterine lining “rolls out the red carpet” to receive a fertilized ovum.  If that fertilization does not take place…then the “beautiful red carpet” is sloughed off and the process begins anew.  Childbirth is THE normal, natural, physiologic function of the uterine muscles.  They were created for this purpose…and, as with any muscle group…when one muscle (of the muscle group) if working, the paired muscle should be relaxing!  It is so with all paired muscle groups in our body!  When the biceps are working, the triceps are relaxing…when the quads are working the hamstings are relaxing, etc.  This is the case with the longitudinal muscles and the circular muscles of the uterus.  When the longitudinal muscles are working/contracting…the circular muscles are relaxing and being drawn up around baby’s head.  When a mother is relaxing, melting, and letting go during a contraction…the uterine muscle group works in complete harmony and she can birth her baby in calm and comfort and with confidence.  Conversely, when a laboring mother is fearful of the process/unknown and anxious…she enters what we “lovingly” refer to as the “fight or flight” response (and I will add “freeze” here as well!) and then the muscles work in opposition… longitudinal muscles contracting AGAINST the constricted circular muscles because it is simply not safe to let baby out under the current/present circumstances.  The ensuing result of muscles working in opposition is pain!  The longitudinal muscles contract, shorten, flex to “draw up” the circular muscles…and the circular muscles constrict and tighten and clamp down to safeguard the fruit of the womb.

The medical model for birthing was designed to “rescue” a mother from the pain of childbirth…and if she is in “fight or flight or freeze”…she may need and want this rescuing.   With education and deeper understanding of the physiology and what she can do to thwart the release of catecholamines (stressor hormones) and prevent the “fight or flight” response AND a tool bag full of relaxation techniques coupled with practice…mother’s birth their babies calmly, gently, more comfortably, and confidently…and all those abilities are taken right into parenting!  She then parents more calmly, gently, comfortably, and confidently!  And because parenting is largely “on-the-job-training”, the relaxation practice she did in preparing for birth is also incorporated into her parenting style.  Each day is a new day…and since children are resilient and give us opportunities for growth…we get to start over with our “practice” every single day!  If I blow it one day with my teens…I now know that they will provide me with every ample opportunity in the days to come to practice and sharpen my parenting skills…as well as my “letting go” skills!  Mothers have to “let go” in every aspect of the word to bring forth children!

My role as a childbirth educator, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, and doula is to educate mothers/fathers/families on the natural physiology of birth, provide tools of relaxation, visualization, hypnotic deepening techniques, help her bond with and work with her baby and her body during pregnancy and birth, and provide her with the physical, emotional and perhaps even spiritual support she may need to trust birth and have confidence in her ability to do just that…birth her baby in calm, comfort, and confidence!  It so matters how women give birth!  It literally changes who we are, how we mother, and how we parent.  Birth is a celebration of life!  And, when women can birth confidently and with calm and comfort…and actually direct how their birthing plays out…they are confident mothers and can better handle the demands of childrearing.  And for those of you who read this and are parents…you understand what I mean when I say “parenting if not for wimps!”

As I have literally travelled the world educating individuals and families on being self-reliant in managing their health and wellness issues confidently using natural solutions and, in particular, essential oils…once again it is back to nurturing instincts!  In the western world, traditionally when we are ill/sick…we go to the doctor and the doctor practices medicine…diagnosing our condition and providing us with a possible solution.  Most of the time, the “solution” comes in the form of a prescription or a scheduled surgery…for it seems that that is largely what western medicine has to offer.  As I work with individuals and families and educate them on what essential oils are, how to use them, the experiential training in doing so…they naturally recognize that our body responds well to plant based nutrition.  And that’s what essential oils are…pure and potent nutrition for the cell so our body can do it’s job of healing and maintaining it’s normal physiological functions.  Because we are all a little bit different…what works for me may be different than what works for you!  So we learn to “listen” to what our bodies need.  We re-engage our instincts!  Our body knows what it needs!  And, as I educate and support others in this journey of self-reliance in managing our health and wellness issues…I nurture them and help them tap into those instincts once again…that they have everything they need to manage and direct the course of their health and wellness issues.  What goes into our bodies really does matter!  And, if it is good nutrients, our body responds much better.

Over the past few months, I have had many express interest in using my business name and wanting my website domain!  It is NOT for sale!  I purchased this domain first!  And I plan to use it as long as I am living and beyond!  And just because I am not updating my blog on a regular basis does not mean I am no longer engaged.  In fact, for those wondering…know that it means quite the opposite.  I am SO engaged in Nurturing Instincts and serving those who come within my circle of influence that I haven’t taken the time to update my blog!  My business name…Nurturing Instincts…appropriately clarifies what I am about and what my life’s mission is!  There is no mistake in our creation nor in the creation of this world in which we live.  All the I’s were dotted and all the T’s were crossed!  Those living on this world may not be perfect, world circumstances are not ideal, life if not fair… because of man, not because of God.  Everything beautiful testifies of Him, as do I!  And I will continue onward in my mission to Nurture Instincts!  God really has given us everything we need!

 

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June 2013 Essential Oil Classes

June 2013 Essential Oil Classes:

June 5-7th in Maricopa, AZ, 44559 W. Garden Ln.

June 5, 2013 9:30  a.m.  “Reinventing Healthcare”

June 5, 2013 12:00 Noon  “Business Building Basics” over lunch!  Please RSVP so we know how many to plan for or bring your own lunch and join us!!!

June 5, 2013 1:30 p.m.  ” Aromatouch Massage Technique”

June 5, 2013 4:00 p.m.  ” Keeping Kids Healthy”

June 5, 2013 7:00 p.m.  “Mood Management”

June 6, 2013 9:30 a.m.  “Keeping Kids Healthy”

June 6, 2013 11:30 a.m.  “Do-It-Yourself First Aid Kits”, Make It!  Take It!  (Bring cash/checkbook! and if you are already using DoTERRA oils, bring your own oils, Fractionated Coconut Oil, roller bottles/spray top bottles.)  Please RSVP!  Or just come learn and do it later!

June 6, 2013 1:30 p.m.  “Candida: The Unrecognized Epidemic”

June 6, 2013 4:00 p.m.  “Slim n Sassy Weight Management”

June 6, 2013 7:00 p.m.  “Aromatouch Massage Technique”

June 7, 2013 9:30 a.m.  “Green Cleaning” with Do-It-Yourself Make It!  Take It!  Bring your own containers for laundry detergent, deodorant, soft scrub.

June 7, 2013 1:30 p.m.  “Mood Management”

June 7, 2013 4:00 p.m.  “Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn”

June 7, 2013 7:00 p.m.  “Reinventing Healthcare”

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Upcoming Essential Oil Classes, May 2013

Upcoming Essential Oil Classes, May 2013

Actually, tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 I will be in Bluffdale, UT for “Reinventing Healthcare”, 7 p.m. 2339 Wanless Way, Bluffdale, UT.

May 3, 2013, 8:30 a.m. MST…online webinar “Reinventing Healthcare”.  Message me for online link!

May 3, 2013…7 p.m. “Reinventing Healthcare” 1574 E. 13000 N.,  Cove, Utah 84320.

May 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m. MST.  Online webinar “Reinventing Healthcare”.  Please email or facebook me for the online link!  Learn how to replace your over the counter medicines with natural solutions. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.

May 14, 2013, 1:00 p.m.  “Women’s Health: Hormone Balance and Family Health” at Family First Chiropractic and Wellness, 495 E. 4500 S., Murray, UT.  Almost every function in a woman’s body is controlled by hormones.  We’ll talk about essential oils and products to support hormone balance in women and men as well as skin care and scalp and hair care…getting rid of toxins in everyday products that actually have a big part in hormone issues!

May 15, 2013, 7:00 p.m.  “Reinventing Healthcare” 1264 E. Sierra Way (3670 S.) SLC, UT 84106.  Learn how to replace your over the counter medicines with natural solutions. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.

May 17, 2013, 8:30 a.m.  Online webinar “Mood Management” with essential oils!  Please email or facebook me for the online link!  With almost 60 million American adults facing depression and anxiety disorders, essential oils can be a great natural and effective solution without the harmful side effects.  With preschoolers now being a targeted population for prescribed anti-depressants and a growing number of children on ADD/ADHD medications, we offer a safer choice that may make a real difference for generations to come!

May 17, 2013 7:00 p.m. Hoping to do another class in Cove, Utah…TBA!  Message me for more info!

May 22, 2013 7:00 p.m.  “Keeping Kids Healthy” with nature’s medicine cabinet! @ 1264 E. Sierra Way (3670 S.) SLC, UT 84106.

May 23-27th, 2013…Classes in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada!  Message me for more details…will post as they become available!

May 29, 2013, 7:00 p.m.  Class TBA @ 1264 E. Sierra Way (3670 S.) SLC, UT 84106.

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Upcoming Essential Oil Education April 2013

Upcoming Essential Oil Education, April 2013

Please contact Debbie Gordon 801.913.2633 with questions about this tentative class schedule, to RSVP, or to schedule an essential oils education class your home/office!

“Reinventing Healthcare”, Thursday, April 4, 2013@6:00 p.m.@ 354 E. Westminster Ave., SLC, UT 84115

Learn how to replace your over the counter medicines with natural solutions. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.

“Reinventing Healthcare”, Saturday, April 5, 2013@3:00 p.m. @ 2619 W. Midwest Drive, Taylorsville, UT 84129

Learn how to replace your over the counter medicines with natural solutions. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.

“Green Cleaning” with DIY make it/take its!  Tuesday, April 9, 2013@1:00 p.m. @ Family First Chiropractic & Wellness Center 4500 South 495 East Suite # 105Murray Utah UT 84107

We are all aware of the toxicity of cleaning supplies…especially with children in the home…and have such supplies beyond children’s reach or behind locked cupboards!  Come learn some simple, very effective recipes for cleaning with essential oils and non-toxic products for pennies on the dollar in comparison to what you probably spend elsewhere!

“Natural Weight Management with DoTERRA” by Elena Yorgason, registered dietician.  Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m. @ Noah’s in South Jordan, 322 W. 11000S. This will be an excellent presentation!  Register here: http://naturalweight.eventbrite.com/#

Learn to manage your cravings and reach your ideal weight with Intuitive Eating principles enhanced by doTERRA essential oils. This is a new perspective for weight management!  Business training to follow at 7:30 pm by LISA LUKE, accountant and doTERRA Gold.

Regina, Saskatchewan events: April 13-16th @ 83 Metcalfe Rd. Regina, Saskatchewan S4V 0H6  Canada

Saturday, April 13, 2013:

9:30 a.m. “Reinventing Healthcare”

Learn how to replace your over the counter medicines with natural solutions. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.

12:00 noon  Business: Opportunity training over lunch

Is your biggest health concern finances? Come learn how you can share DoTERRA and get your oils paid for, create a supplemental income, replacement income or residual income and become financially independent!

2:30 p.m. “Keeping Kids Healthy” and Do-It-Yourself First Aid kits Saturday,

Learn how to use nature’s medicine cabinet in keeping your family and loved ones well.  It’s simple, easy, safe, and inexpensive!

7:30 p.m. “Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn”

Did you know that certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils are safe during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, lactation and with the newborn?  Come learn some safe, effective ways to facilitate a healthy pregnancy and thwart common pregnancy symptoms, facilitate a more relaxed, comfortable labor and childbirth, expedite healing in the postpartum period, and help baby in their transition to life outside the womb.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

7:00 p.m. “Slim n Sassy Weight Management”

Obesity has become the most common metabolic disorder in the world with over 1:3 of all adults and nearly 1:5 children considered to be obese.  Come learn some simple strategies to combat this most common metabolic disorder and how to do so with natural, safe products.

Monday, April 14, 2013

9:30 a.m. “Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn”

Did you know that certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils are safe during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, lactation and with the newborn?  Come learn some safe, effective ways to facilitate a healthy pregnancy and thwart common pregnancy symptoms, facilitate a more relaxed, comfortable labor and childbirth, expedite healing in the postpartum period, and help baby in their transition to life outside the womb.

12:00 noon “Candida: The Quiet Epidemic”over lunch

Learn what candida is, what the symptoms are, if you may be effected, and what you can do naturally to control it!

2:30 p.m. “Kids & Babies: Being a healer in our homes!” DIY First Aid Kits make it/take its

Learn how to use nature’s medicine cabinet in keeping your family and loved ones well.  It’s simple, easy, safe, and inexpensive!

7:00 p.m. “Mood Management” with essential oils

With almost 60 million American adults facing depression and anxiety disorders, essential oils can be a great natural and effective solution without the harmful side effects.  With preschoolers now being a targeted population for prescribed anti-depressants and a growing number of children on ADD/ADHD medications, we offer a safer choice that may make a real difference for generations to come!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

9:30 a.m. More Q&A as you get started with Essential Oils and being a healer in your home, Business Basics

Come get all your questions answered, learn how to use the Modern Essentials book as a resource guide as you go forward replacing your medicine cabinet with Nature’s medicine cabinet.

Back to SLC, UT

“Medicine Cabinet Makeover”, Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. @ 109 E. South Temple, SLC, UT

Learn how to replace your over-the-counter medicines with nature’s medicine cabinet. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.

“Reinventing Healthcare”, Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m. in Draper, UT

Learn how to replace your over-the-counter medicines with nature’s medicine cabinet. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn” Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. @ 2497 Jordan Court, Taylorsville, UT 84129

Did you know that certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils are safe during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, lactation and with the newborn?  Come learn some safe, effective ways to facilitate a healthy pregnancy and thwart common pregnancy symptoms, facilitate a more relaxed, comfortable labor and childbirth, expedite healing in the postpartum period, and help baby in their transition to life outside the womb!

 

Casper, Wyoming events: April 25-27th, 2013…Location yet to be decided. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013:

1:30  p.m. “Reinventing Healthcare”

Learn how to replace your over-the-counter medicines with nature’s medicine cabinet. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.

6:30 p.m. “Mood Management”

With almost 60 million American adults facing depression and anxiety disorders, essential oils can be a great natural and effective solution without the harmful side effects.  With preschoolers now being a targeted population for prescribed anti-depressants and a growing number of children on ADD/ADHD medications, we offer a safer choice that may make a real difference for generations to come!

8:30 p.m. “Business Training”

Is your biggest health concern finances? Come learn how you can share DoTERRA and get your oils paid for, create a supplemental income, replacement income or residual income and become financially independent!

Friday, April 26, 2013

9:30 p.m. “Slim n Sassy Weight Management”

Obesity has become the most common metabolic disorder in the world with over 1:3 of all adults and nearly 1:5 children considered to be obese.  Come learn some simple strategies to combat this most common metabolic disorder and how to do so with natural, safe products.

1:00 p.m. “Essential Skin Care & Women’s Health”

A balance of normal hormone levels will influence a woman’s health and emotional wellbeing from early teens and throughout her transition through menopause.  Maintaining good health and vitality throughout life requires eating right, exercising, managing stress, and avoiding exposure to toxins in addition to other healthy lifestyle choices.  Choosing natural, complementary health care products as part of an overall healthy life strategy–formulated with DoTERRA’s “none-of-the-bad” ingredient philosophy–will best facilitate all transitions in a woman’s life.

6:30 p.m. “Medicine Cabinet Makeover”

Learn how to replace your over-the-counter medicines with nature’s medicine cabinet. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.

8:30 p.m. “Business Training”

Is your biggest health concern finances? Come learn how you can share DoTERRA and get your oils paid for, create a supplemental income, replacement income or residual income and become financially independent!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

8:00 a.m. “Green Cleaning” OR “Keeping Kids Healthy” with do-it-yourself make it/take its.  Please bring your own containers for samples.

9:30 a.m. “Candida: The Quiet Epidemic”...a much sought after class!  Come learn what Candida is, what causes its overgrowth, if you may be affected, how it manifests itself, and how to control it!  Well worth you time and attention!

Mark your calendars for May 8, 2013!!!!  “Essential oils in Modern Medicine”…Diamond Club Event with Dr. Paul Winterton, Orthopedic surgeon and Dr. Joshua Yorgason, ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon)!

“The Basic Science and Clinical Application of Essential Oils”
by Dr. Paul Winterton.

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Upcoming Education Classes on Essential Oils, March 2013

Upcoming Education Classes on Essential Oils, March 2013

Tuesday, March 12th1:00 – 2:00 pm Family First Chiropractic & Wellness Center 4500 South 495 East Suite # 105Murray Utah UT 84107

 

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn Learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively while pregnant, during birth and with your newborn. RSVP by txt 801.913.2633.
Tuesday, March 12th7:30 – 8:00 pm Salt Lake City, UT 84108 Please call or text 801 808 3980 for address. Medicine Cabinet Make-Over Learn how to replace your over-the-counter medicines with nature’s medicine cabinet. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option. RSVP by text to 801 808 3980. Bring a friend and both receive a free 5 ml Wild Orange essential oil bottle!*
Wednesday, March 13th6:30 – 8:30 pm Noah’s South Jordan 322 West 11000 SouthSouth Jordan, UT 84095 Mood Management with dōTERRA Essential oils How to use essential oils to help decrease anxiety and other mood management tips. RSVP by text to 801.913.2633. Bring a friend and both receive a free 5 ml Wild Orange essential oil bottle!*
Thursday, March 14th7:00 – 8:30 pm Riverton, UT4426 Mankato St.Riverton, UT 84096 Reinventing HealthCare Learn how to replace your over the counter medicines with natural solutions. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option.
Friday, March 15th7:00 – 8:30 pm 5806 Minden Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Reinventing HealthCare Learn how to replace your over the counter medicines with natural solutions. Essential oils offer a safer, often more effective and cheaper healthcare option. RSVP by text to 801.913.2633. Bring a friend and both receive a free 5 ml Wild Orange essential oil bottle!*
Thursday March 21st7:00 – 8:00 pm Family First Chiropractic & Wellness Center 4500 South 495 East Suite # 105Murray Utah UT 84107 Introduction to Essential Oils How  to use essential oils safely in your home, why quality matters and we’ll specifically discuss uses for lemon, lavender and peppermint. How to tackle seasonal allergies. RSVP by text to 801 808 3980. Bring a friend and both receive a free 5 ml Wild Orange essential oil bottle!*

 

Schedule your own doTERRA essential oil class or personal consultation!

                                                For more information Contact:  Debbie Gordon  801.913.2633

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Opening Blossom Visualization

Opening Blossom Visualization

One of the most effective visualizations for women during labor is the “open blossom”. When birthing women use the power of the mind in opening the birth path for their baby ingto be born…creating more space…plenty of room…it is truly amazing.  I have witnessed this first hand on many occasions over the more than 28 years that I have been working with women in childbirth.  On more than one occasion that I still remember vividly today, I would encounter a mother nearing completion of the thinning and opening phase and saying things like, “I can’t do this anymore!” or “I don’t know what I was thinking…but I’m done!” or “How much longer?” with that all too familiar “wanting to quit” that comes at that time in labor when she has that adrenalin rush near the end…the rush that says, “Get up and move!  It’s time to transition to moving this baby down the birth path!”  When laboring mothers experience that adrenalin rush, all too often it throws them into fight or flight…and they “hit the wall” and want/need to be done.  Help them prepare for it ahead of time an note what is going on at the moment…remind them of how well they have been relaxing…that they are progressing beautifully and getting closer to having their baby.

Lots of emotional support, encouraging words and words of affirmation are so vital at this point…and usually all it takes to build her confidence and move her forward one surge at a time.  When you get her up and move her…get her out of bed, take her into the bathroom to empty her bladder, change her position, give lots of hugs, allow the tears to flow…she will usually take a big breath followed by a big sigh as her pelvis opens.  And, it feels better to get up and move…and then she is back in the “game” again.  Sometimes there will be tears and phrases like, “That’s it!  Let all that emotion go…”  “I know you are working so hard!”  “You are doing it!”  “You’re so close!”  “You have everything you need to birth your baby!”  “I am/We are here for you!”  “I’m so proud of you!”  “You are so strong and I can help you the rest of the way!” …go a long way to help her on that last home stretch.  I actually love the tears at this moment…because usually it is holding on to that emotion that prevents her from opening that last little bit!  I remember a midwife walking in about the time one mother said, “I can’t do this anymore…” and the midwife commented, “Your brain doesn’t think you can…but your body knows you can!”

As a nurse, I remember doing a vaginal exam and calling her by name and asking her to open her cervix so baby can come out…and lo and behold, her cervix would open completely with the next surge.  Let go!  Surrender!  Don’t hold back!  Let baby come!  It’s time!  And…it usually is!  Encourage mother to follow her body’s lead…”Your body will tell you what to do…”  “Trust birth!  Trust your body and your baby!”  “Open your cervix all the way…”  “Move baby along the birth path and out into your arms…”  “That’s it!  You’re doing it!”  Just at that moment when she feels like she cannot go on anymore…she is almost done!  Love her, love her, love her!

One of our HypnoBirthing practitioners put together an amazing video depicting this opening…so beautifully done!  Click on the link below to view the video.

Opening Blossoms

 

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La Leche League of Sandy

La Leche League of Sandy

Some great info for La Leche League of Sandy:

Hello, my name is Meghan, I am a Leader with La Leche league of Sandy. We are currently holding meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 10AM at Community of Grace Presbyterian church, 2015 East New Castle Drive (8890 South). We offer free breastfeeding advice, information and support. Women who attend LLL meetings, and have the support that goes along with it, are more likely to breastfeed their babies longer and have a more fulfilling breastfeeding relationship. With your permission I would like to add you to our monthly newsletter so that you have up to date information on how to contact a Leader and when our meetings are held. Our meetings are free and open to all interested women (breastfeeding or otherwise), children are also welcome. You can refer any of your clients to our meetings both while pregnant and/or after their babies are born. Even if they are not having breastfeeding problems they are sure to enjoy the support of other breastfeeding m others. Also if any of your clients are interested in being added to our newsletter you can simply email their email addresses to lllofsandy@gmail.com and I will make sure they receive our newsletter.

La Leche League has been a great support for many women and I would be happy to endorse their services.

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Healthy 2013: Natural Health Education Program

Healthy New Year 2013!

I am so excited to invite you, as part of my doTERRA team, to take advantage of a great learning opportunity.

We have put together an 8 week (1 hr/week) Natural Health Education Program.

This is really a unique opportunity to get excellent education from healthcare professionals on various health topics (please see course outline below) in how to improve your health and your family’s health.

I am offering the entire course to my team members for the cost of the printed materials, handouts, samples ($40), as I am committed to providing practical and high quality continuing educational opportunities for you.

You are welcome to bring a guest with you anytime, as you are going to want to share this information with your family and friends and empower them in caring for their health and wellness concerns using nature’s medicine cabinet. Spouses and significant others are always welcome.  Other guests (over 18 years old, who are not currently doTERRA wholesale members) can attend one class for free (we just won’t have the handouts for them) and will be able to register for the entire program as they enroll as wholesale members on our team.

To secure your place, please RSVP to debbiegordon1026@gmail.com or call Debbie at 801 913 2633.

 

Please see below for more information for a great way to make the New Year 2013 Healthier!

8 Week 

Natural Health Education Program

with dōTERRA

Program Objectives:

  • Become more knowledgeable, empowered and confident in using dōTERRA essential oils and products in your home to manage your family’s health and wellness issues as well as sharing information with those around you.
  • After completing all requirements you will receive a certificate of completion, dōTERRA name tag, and feel comfortable and confident sharing and duplicating this information.

Time and Location: 

We have 3 course times to choose from, each starting the week of January 7th.

Classes will be kept to 1 hour and participants must commit to a specific location and time so make-ups can be arranged.

  • 1:00 pm Mondays starting January 7, 2013, at 706 Osborne Estate Circle, Draper, UT.
  • 7:00 pm Thursdays starting January 10, 2013, at Family First Chiropractic and Wellness, 4500 South 495 East, Suite #105, Murray, UT.
  • 4:00 pm Saturdays starting January 12, 2013, at Family First Chiropractic and Wellness, 4500 South 495 East, Suite #105 Murray, UT.

Course Requirements:

  • RSVP for the class and pay the tuition fee ($40).  Cost covers printed materials, handouts, etc.
  • You will need a Modern Essentials book. I have books available for $25 or you may order one online at www.aromatools.com, or www.myoilbusiness.com.  Let me know if you would like me to hold a book for you for class #1.
  • Commit to attend all 8 classes and or make up sessions.
  • Participate in class and complete homework and quizzes (don’t be afraid, they are just helpful for learning).
  • Bring notepad and pen for taking notes and a 3-ring binder to organize your class materials.

Program Instructors:

  • Registered Nurse, Debbie Gordon RN, HBCE, CD (DONA)
  • Registered Dietitian, Elena Yorgason MS, RD, CSSD, CD

Course Outline: 

1.     Introduction to dōTERRA Essential oils.  Intro. to program. What is CPTG? Ways to use essential oils. Common oils and its uses.  Understand Reinventing Healthcare.
2.     Family Physicians—be a healer in your home. Use essential oils for most common health concerns in the family. How to use essential oils on babies, children, adults, the elderly. Boost immunity in the home.
3.     Lifelong Vitality—cleansing your body naturally.  Understanding enzymes, supplements, anti-oxidants, Omega fatty acids.  Reducing inflammation and oxidation.  How to maintain vitality for life.
4.     Slim & Sassy weight management— Raising metabolic rate, eating right, resting well, exercising effectively.
5.     Reducing daily toxins in the Home—Prevent cancer, weight gain and toxic insult with natural products: soaps, hair care, skin care, etc. Making your own natural household cleaners.
6.     Women’s Health—Mood management, depression, hormones and bone health.
7.     Massage—Learn Aromatouch Massage Technique and Mother’s Touch to reduce stress, promote relaxation, reduce inflammation and pain, boost immunity and create homeostasis.
8.     dōTERRA business- Graduation celebration!  How to continue learning, sharing your knowledge of essential oils and supplementing your income, if desired.

 

To secure your spot, please RSVP to debbiegordon1026@gmail.com or by calling Debbie at 801 913 2633.

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