Hypnobabies Classes at Geneabirth

We are excited to host Hypnobabies Childbirth Education at geneabirth.

There are many great options for childbirth education in the Twin Cities. Childbirth education with a hypnosis component is an increasingly popular choice.  We have seen hypnosis techniques help women decrease tension and fear during pregnancy and birth, leading to greater relaxation and confidence during birth.

You can read more about hypnobabies here.

Our colleague and friend, Aileen Larson, of Bywater Birth will  be teaching weekend Hypnobabies classes at our clinic in Saint Paul.  Each session is 6 weeks of comprehensive childbirth education with a hypnosis/relaxation component. Hypnobabies includes the hypnosis tracks and cds. The mamas we work with who take a hypno type childbirth education love these cds and audio files and use them to achieve restful sleep  when insomnia is a problem,to decrease worry and anxiety in late pregnancy and to continue to reinforce positive ideas about pregnancy and birth.


Aileen Larson hypnobabies geneabirth bywater birth

About Aileen:

Hi!  I’m Aileen Larson and  I’m a mother, birth doula, Hypnobabies Instructor, and placenta encapsulator.  I’m also a Co-Leader of Twin Cities Attachment Parenting International.  I love babies, birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, and helping families to hit their stride after a new baby arrives.


Aileen’ Upcoming Hypnobabies Classes: 

November 9 – December 14, 2014, Sundays, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, for January and February guess dates
January 4 – February 8, 2015, Sundays, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, for March and April guess dates

You can reach Aileen with questions or to register at  612.408.9035, or aileen@bywaterbirth.com

You can also read more about how to register and a detailed outline of the classes here.

We love options and think there’s a great class out there for every couple.  Geneabirth will continue to host Bradley Childbirth Education with Karen Bruce, an experienced childbirth educator in the Bradley method.  Karen also offers a four week Homebirth Prep course.   Karen’s classes meet on Monday or Tuesday evenings. Contact Karen for more details.



Pregnancy Tonics and Herbs to Increase Milk Production–Two Complimentary Mini-Workshops

row of tinctures1Summer 2013:  I’ll be offering two complimentary (that means totally free) mini-workshops. 

These workshops are open to all women, pregnant, nursing, birthworkers or just curious. Your baby or young child is welcome to come too!

Pregnancy Tonic Teas

Thursday, June 6th

6-7:30 pm

Herbal tonics are safe, gentle and nutritive herbs.  During pregnancy tonic teas are a pleasant way to nourish your body, prevent discomforts and help your body deal with  the greater metabolic demands of pregnancy. We will sample several different herbal tonic teas and infusions and a  delicious mineral tonic syrup. We will discuss preparation of herbs and where to obtain high quality herbs.  You don’t need any prior knowledge of herbs to come to this talk; the Tonic Tea Party is definitely beginner friendly!

Galactogogues: Herbs to Aid in Milk Production and Let-Down

Thursday, August 1st

6-7:30 pm

Galactogogues are herbs used to aid in breastmilk production and let-down.  There are many in traditional herbal practice (more than you think!) Many of them also have other positive health impacts on mom or baby. Come and explore this rich tradition. We will taste a variety of teas and tinctures and discuss a little bit about using herbs safely and effectively during lactation.

RSVP:  The mini-workshops are free, however, for planning purposes I would apreciate a” heads-up-I’m coming” email and an email if you change your mind. That way I can make sure I have enough tea and chairs and so on.

Please note:  I am happy to answer questions and can easily field questions about pregnancy concerns like heartburn, nausea, hemorrhoids, anxiety, yeast infections etc or breastfeeding questions beyond just milk supply issues.  However, complex health concerns such as migraines in pregnancy, pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, auto-immune flare ups in pregnancy, gallbladder problems etc. are beyond the scope of a quick fix and can’t be addressed in the mini-workshop.  I welcome questions about my practice if you are interested in making an appointment for a consultation.

About your instructor:

Erin Piorier is a traditional midwife, doula and professional herbalist who has been studying and working with plants for over twelve years.  Erin is available for private consultation and provides her clients with handmade, wildcrafted herbal products.  She is committed to safe, collaborative, respectful natural health care that treats the whole person.

Erin teaches extensively in the Twin Cities areas on topics such as plant identification, medicine making, herbs for children’s health, pregnancy and babies and hands-on workshops teaching herbal syrups, natural skin care and body care.