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“The Leclaire Method® Hypnobirthing provides women (birthing people) with exactly what they need to know to reclaim their inborn ability to birth normally, joyfully and easily.”- Christiane Northrup M.D author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom


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Hypnobirthing Live Online Group Course
six group classes

Individualized to the needs of each family.  Curriculum designed with evidence-based childbirth education and mind/body techniques for a calmer, more informed birth.

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Hypnobirthing Private Course
private class

The same individualized Hypnobirthing curriculum with one-on-one guidance.  Scheduled during a time we can choose together.

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Live Online

6 class group course

Sliding Scale - $40-$249

Online Hypnobirthing Classes, on Google Meet

Feb. 21 - March 28, 2022

Mondays, 7pm-9pm (CST)

"Why Use Hypnobirthing® The Leclaire Method®?

  • Mothers/Birthing People feel calmer.

  • Fathers/ Partners/Support People feel competent and empowered.

  • Babies feel more serene, healthier, eat, sleep better and cry less."



Instructor  |   Madison, WI

Certified Hypnobirthing Educator and Full Spectrum Doula, Student Midwife,
Masters in Education

"I help people find the tools that will compliment their birth preferences so that they're able to be present, informed, and centered during their birth."


Hypnobirthing The Leclaire Method

Live Online Instruction

Six Classes, Mondays

7-9 pm (CST)

$40 - $249 -- SLIDING SCALE


Hypnobirthing is a method of comprehensive childbirth education that helps pregnant people and their support partners feel confident and excited about their birth.  In addition to learning about the physiological process covered in typical birthing classes, Hypnobirthing also focuses on the emotional and mental preparation for birth.  

In clinical trials, Hypnobirthing has been found to decrease pain intensity, decrease time in active labor, and decrease the number of days spent in hospital.  This is done by disrupting the fear -- tension -- pain cycle, which allows your body and mind to work together in unison.

Hypnobirthing encourages mindful pregnancy practices, a more relaxed birth experience, and often a shorter labor.  The Group Hypnobirthing Course includes six classes focusing on guided Hypnobirthing exercises, evidence based childbirth education, meditation, guided meditation for self-hypnosis, visualization, and comfort measures.  All classes follow the individual needs of the families in class and focus on moving through the changes that pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum bring.



Class 1 - Rational Thought Process & Acknowledging Fears

Class 2 - Meditation and Setting Goals

Class 3 - Comfort Measures and The Birth Process

Class 4 - Baby's First Hour, Postpartum & Lactation, What Your Baby Means To You

Class 5 - Creating a Pregnancy Plan, Examining Cultural Childbirth Myths, Mindfulness, Breathwork, and Birth Positions

Class 6 - Creating a Mindful Birth Plan

Pax & Lux's online Hypnobirthing course uses evidence based mind/body techniques for pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.​  Hypnobirthing techniques help to dispel old myths about birth, helps parents to process fear, and decrease tension and pain during their birth.  Birth partners are encouraged to attend! 

Based in Madison, WI and available just about anywhere (thanks, Google Meet!). 

This Hypnobirthing course is also a solid match for training Doulas and Student Midwives seeking an out-of-hospital childbirth education course, and are wanting to dive deeper into adding to their skill set.

New York Times:  What is Hypnobirthing?  And Should You Try It?

Hypnobirthing The Leclaire Method

Private Course

Live Online Instruction



The Pax & Lux Private Hypnobirthing Course can help you approach your birth with excitement and confidence.  The Private Hypnobirthing Course covers all the same curriculum, tools, and individualized instruction as the Hypnobirthing Group Course and includes a place for you and a birth partner.  

This is perfect for you if:

1 - You are unable to attend a group class

2 - You are 36 weeks pregnant or more 

3 - You or your birth partner feel most comfortable

in a private setting

To schedule a private class, you can schedule a free consultation or email to let me know your ideal week, day, and time and I will do my best to meet your needs.


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What You Get...

  • 6 individualized 2hr classes

  • Guided exercises to help you to work through any fears and anxieties

  • 3 self-hypnosis recordings

  • 2 self-hypnosis affirmation recordings

  • 2 albums for meditation

  • 9 guided meditation Hypnobirthing scripts for practice at home

  • Mindful breathing techniques to reduce tension

  • Birth Affirmation print-outs

  • Access to expert resources

  • Access to Slack workspace for Pregnancy & Parenting community

What You Learn...

  • Understanding the hormones of birth (Adrenaline, Oxytocin, Endorphins, Cortisol)

  • The physiology and mechanics of birth

  • The basics of lactation, baby's first hour, and how Hypnobirthing can be beneficial for your baby

  • How to set up a meditation practice 

  • How mindfulness, meditation, and self-hypnosis help during pregnancy and birth

  • How to set up a birth plan that utilizes Hypnobirthing tools

  • Supporting your 5 senses during labor

  • Calming tools including: breathing techniques for birth, massage, counter pressure

  • Active birth positions and the power of movement

  • How to encourage your baby into position for a quicker, more comfortable birth

  • Curating your birth environment to support your birth hormones

  • Recognizing your biggest fears and anxieties about birth, and how to process them

  • Your positive mindset journey, the power of positive thought and affirmation

  • How Hypnobirthing techniques can be a companion for all birth preferences (unmedicated, medicated, VBAC, home birth, hospital birth, birth center, surgical, etc…)

  • Continuous individualized childbirth education, ready to lead follow your needs


Hypnobirthing Classes are often covered by Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts?


Group Course Sliding Scale

If you can comfortably meet all your family's basic needs and anticipate being able to do so for the foreseeable future


Consider paying:


If you are a client of a Madison Doula Collective Doula, I offer a discount of the full-price option



Consider paying:  $225

If you may stress about meeting your family's basic needs but are able to achieve them



Consider paying half-price:  $124.50

If you are struggling to meet your family's basic needs



Consider paying what you can.

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" Connie was a blessing to me during my pregnancy and after my baby arrived. She is calm, comforting, reassuring, knowledgeable, and reliable. I enrolled in Connie’s Hypnobirthing class, which allowed me to think deeply about my pregnancy and the life changes ahead, while also providing valuable tools for a calm and peaceful birth. "

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Laura & Joe


" The Hypnobirthing class I took with Connie was very helpful in preparing for my daughter’s birth. The time carved out each week, in the comfort of my own home, helped me focus on my wants and needs for the delivery. The class helped me explore fears I hadn’t realized were present and all together it lead to me not only feeling prepared for whatever the delivery brought, but excited to experience it as well. I felt strong and calm and the Hypnobirthing class, along with having Connie as a doula, played a large role in that."

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Rosie & Jeff


" I just had my first virtual class with Pax & Lux, and it was exactly what I needed. Connie is incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, and judgment-free. Every question I had got an evidence-based answer. I highly recommend working with Pax & Lux!"

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" Thank you for having me in class!!  I took so much away from it.  It helped prepare  me emotionally and spiritually for what was to come.  And physically by helping me ready the environment and birth setting!  I cannot thank you enough!"

What Parents Say...


What Evidence Says...

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​"Systematic review on hypnosis for pain management during labor and childbirth​:

  • Differences in favor of women (birthing people) in hypnosis groups (p < .05)

    1. ↓ pain intensity

    2. ↓ time in active labor

    3. ↓ number of hospital days

  • Hypnosis training in 1st and 2nd trimester ↓ use of pharmacologic pain relief in labor (RR = .42, p < .00001) but not when training done only in 3rd trimester

  • Hypnosis training with four or more classes ↑ rate of spontaneous vaginal births (RR = 1.59, p = .025) but not less than four classes"

(Madden et al., 2012.  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)​

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"Hypnosis can alter the higher centers of the central nervous system to relieve pain.  This means that entering into a state of hypnosis may activate mental processes during labor that help to make painful stimulations seem less unpleasant."

(Chaillet et al. 2014. Birth Issues in Perinatal Care)

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"Although informative, few hospital-based classes truly prepare a woman (pregnant person) for physiologic childbirth (Simkin & Bolding, 2004, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health).

For this and other reasons, several different outside-of-hospital classes have been developed that specialize in guiding women (birthing people) through the natural progression of labor and birth."

(Varner C., 2015.  Journal of Perinatal Education)

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"The results suggest a positive impact of hypnosis-based interventions on childbirth experience, in alleviating fear and pain and enhancing sense of control during labor. The hypnosis-based interventions improved women's (birthing person's) emotional experiences and outlook towards birth, with less anxiety, increased satisfaction, fewer birth interventions, more postnatal well-being and better childbirth experience overall."

(Catsaros S., 2020. Midwifery Journal)

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"Hypnobirthing can be beneficial if it reduces stress and tension, and therefore the stress hormone cortisol.  If a person can move into a more relaxed and mindful state, they help suppress cortisol and allow oxytocin to flow more freely."

Lee Roosevelt, CNM and clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing

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" When I say painless, please understand, I don’t mean you will not feel anything. What you will feel is a lot of pressure; you will feel the might of creation move through you. Pain, however, is associated with something gone wrong. Childbirth is a lot of hard work, and the sensations that accompany it are very strong, but there is nothing wrong with labor."

Guiditta Tornetta, doula and author of Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth

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" Muscles send messages to each other. Clenched fists, a tight mouth, a furrowed brow, all send signals to the birth-passage muscles, the very ones that need to be loosened. Opening up to relax these upper-body parts relaxes the lower ones. "

Dr. William Sears, MD & Martha Sears, RN, authors of The Birth Book

What Experts Say...


Future Classes

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Winter 2022

Feb. 21, 2022 - March 28, 2022

7-9pm, Mondays, Google Meet Classes

$249 - Sliding Scale

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Spring 2022

April 18, 2022 - May 23, 2022

7-9pm, Mondays, Google Meet Classes

$249 - Sliding Scale

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Summer 2022

June 27 - Aug. 8, 2022

7-9pm, Mondays, Google Meet Classes

$249 - Sliding Scale

No class 7/4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.