Hey there! I'm Heather.
I am a HypnoBirthing Practitioner, a Birth Doula, and a part of the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic team. But those are my official titles! At home, I am a mom of two delightful little girls, Nora Jean and Elle Marie, and a wife to my hardworking husband, JR. We also have a couple of fur babies, Lulu the big white dog, and Rocky our fluffy old cat. I stumbled into this birth world after my own births and have never looked back.
I found HypnoBirthing at the end of my pregnancy with Nora Jean (end, like 3 weeks before I gave birth to her), and using the techniques I was able to have a completely unmedicated natural childbirth. 15 months later I gave birth to our second daughter, Elle Marie, using the same techniques and had a second unmedicated, natural childbirth, that was 99% pain-free! That's when I really knew there was something to this HypnoBirthing thing.
I became a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner in 2014 so that I could help other women know they have other options for birth. The following spring I took my doula training to further assist my clients from the HynoBirthing course who requested I attend their birth. This career has been so rewarding on a personal level for me and I owe it all to Marie Mongan and the HypnoBirthing Institute .
In 2017, I embarked on another journey with using HypnoBirthing when I decided to be a Gestational Surrogate for a couple who wanted to grow their family. Again using all of my HypnoBirthing knowledge, I delivered a healthy, little (ok, he was 9.5lbs... maybe not little) boy. This time with100% pain-free labor and birth.
2022 was another exciting year as I gave birth, for the 4th time, using the HypnoBirthing techniques for a second wonderful surrogate family, this one being a calm peaceful car birth! Also 100% pain free. These already emotionally rewarding experience were only enhanced by how amazingly beautiful the births were.
I'm here to help you with your own birth goals, whatever that looks like for you! I wish every woman a magical birthing experience they can cherish for the rest of their lives.
Much love and gratitude to you for visiting my page! I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about what kind of birthing experience YOU are looking for.
"If you don't know your options, then you have no options" - Heather Connolly, HBCE