Colleen & Thom
" 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. "
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."
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!"
" 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...
"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
" 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
" 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. "