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About Laura Hanstad HCHI, HCHD, CLEC, Crainiosacral Therapist in-training
Hello! My name is Laura Hanstad and I would love to help you have a joyful, calm, comfortable birth! My credentials are as follows:
I found my way to the birth world after the birth of my first daughter. Her birth was great but I felt like I should have had a different support system set-up. Someone had told me about doulas before my first birth but I thought I'd be fine with my husband and my mom there. Boy! What I would have given to have had someone there to do a double hip squeeze on me, help me find my inner strength and someone who could have helped me learn how to advocate for myself before my birth! About a year later, a friend asked me to support her during her birth and so I decided to research and complete DONA birth doula training. After that, I caught the birth bug!
Through research, I shortly found my way to Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis. I attended a training to become familiarized with how a Hypno-Doula supports families using Hypnobabies and became a registered Hypno-Doula through Hypnobabies. I have also attended the full six-week course series as a student so I know exactly what families go through while participating in the course. My second and third births were Hypnobabies water births.
Although I assist families using various childbirth education methods, I specialize in families using Hypnobabies. I completed the 2015 Hypnobabies Instructor Training in New Orleans, LA and am offering the live Hypnobabies course in Minneapolis. Refer to my Hypnobabies schedule of upcoming courses. Please refer to testimonials from past clients. Also, I teach Breastfeeding to help families have a strong, confident start to breastfeeding!
It is also important to note that you are birthing in a very supportive birth community here in the Twin Cities. I am well connected with many birthing professionals including doulas, midwives, doctors, and other health professionals such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, homeopaths, massage therapists, Restorative Exercise® specialists, etc. By working with me, you will have access to many others who will assist you with a healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Available: Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis and Breastfeeding classes, and Hypnobabies Homestudy Advantage courses throughout the Twin Cities!