Client Testimonials

From Kayla and Baby Jordan….

~From Marissa Harman, 2022…….

As a second time mom to be, who birth naturally at home with her first I wasn’t really sure I needed another birth class. I had educated myself pretty fervently with my first reading books, watching documentaries and videos. I worked diligently on mediation nearly daily and journaling but as the weeks progressed in my second pregnancy the signs kept pointing me to be open to another birth class. I kept seeing hypnobirth stories, flyers and books so I took it as a sign that maybe this was the thing I needed to explore. 

I reached out to Mandie Medford and instantly loved her phone demeanor. She was confident and knowledgeable. There was no question I would ask her to be my teacher. I opted for private in home classes due to scheduling and I’m so very glad I did. I got so much one on one time with Mandie and her teachings truly made me realize that I didn’t know enough, yet. I learned from the classes and book to trust my body more so then with my first. I built a stronger mind and an ability to surrender. I got the knowledge on the history of why we fear birth so much and I realized that birth doesn’t have to be painful or feared. My anxiety levels lessened and I truly embraced the work. The classes brought my partner closer to me as my pillar of support and taught him how to be the most effective aid in my delivery. They empowered us both to release oxytocin together throughout my labor with massage and physical affection. 

When my water broke I felt calm and immediately turned to my hypnobirthing track to relax. I listen to it for five times while I went from no contractions to four mins apart. I’d call this part of my labor incredibly light and little to no pain. I was actually shocked when I started to time my contractions that I needed to alert my doula and midwife right away because things were progressing so quickly. 

My birth team and husband were great at reminding me of my affirmations. I spoke them aloud with them. I used J breathing to relax baby down. I felt her feet kick in my womb as she helped bring her body lower and closer to earth. I remembered the videos Mandie shared and was determined to make my birth look just as effortless. In the tub when I felt my baby crown and my body open I wasn’t scared but in awe. My body was doing exactly what it knew how to do and my breath work was aiding it. When I fully opened I felt the tinge of anxiety build because I realized I could push her out and it would be over faster. I knew better from the class and book that if I trusted my body and my baby that this could be gentle, magical and without any tearing or pain. I let the surge build and instead relaxed my body against my husband. I breathed in and let my breath wash down to my baby. She slide just a bit further out. I smiled and looked down at her under the water. I laughed in joy because everything was working so well. I knew the next surge would bring her earth side and I swayed my hips while she shimmed a little lower. The next surge I breathed down again and pulled my baby girl gently to my chest. I cried out in triumph while she made her presence known. This gentle beautiful easy labor lasted just 7 hours and I attribute it to Hypnobirthing classes, my amazing birth team and husband.  I’d highly recommend Mandie and Hypnobirthing to any mama looking to have a positive, confident, fearless birth. 

“Thank you for the work you do in this community. Your class and your wonderful guidance empowered me to to feel safe, trust in my body, and trust in my ability to birth my baby gently and peacefully at home. I learned I can handle anything with intentional breath work, meditation and good support”~ Shanee, 2021
“I am so thankful for Mandie, she will forever be a part of my birthing team!” “There were so many new and exciting decisions that my husband and I made with this pregnancy…..I was at about 34 weeks when I decided to talk to my husband about Hypnobirthing and more specifically HypnoBirthing Las Vegas with Mandie, since she came highly recommended by my midwife at Well Rounded Mama. My husband has a strong mind so he didn’t understand at first how this was going to help he just kept saying “You can do this!” “You are strong!” But of course my mind is not like his and he understood that so he told me to do what I felt was doing to help me through this process. So, I called Mandie and asked her if she would be able to see us. Due to me already being at 34 weeks her scheduled classes at Well Rounded Mama had already passed for the year so she offered to do one-on-one classes at my home. I talked to my husband and we decided to do it! I called Mandie back and she offered to come to our home in just a few days! She worked with myself and my husbands work schedule so that he would be able to attend the classes as well. Well at the end of our first class (there were 3) my husband and I were so happy we made the decision to do one on one, it was so worth it. The personalization and one on one was so key to this process! Our minds were blown (yet calm haha). We were so impressed at the wealth of knowledge and techniques that Mandie taught us. We were so excited for our next class and by the last class I knew my body was designed perfectly to bring my little girl into this world. It was so empowering! My fear had gone and I knew I had the right tools for the job. My husband now always says that this should be a required course for giving birth! He wants to tell LITERALLY EVERYONE! I am so thankful for Mandie, she will forever be a part of my birthing team! ” ~Jessica, 2021

Baby Elijah’s Birth Story

Contributed by Montana Wooden, Happy HypnoBirthing Mama~September 2016

For me, childbirth was something that was drenched in fear. Finding out I was pregnant was exciting, yet terrifying at the same time. It wasn’t being a mother that scared me, it was the birth. I truly believe that knowledge gives you power and this was true about hypnobirthing. Desperate to feel secure about the inevitable, I took on of my friends advice to do hypnobirthing classes. On the fence about hypnobirthing? Don’t be. After much research I felt this was the best option for me and my family. After the first class, I immediately had most (if not all) of my fear and anxiety relinquished and felt that I could not only go through the birth process, but could rock it!

Hypnobirthing gave me the platform, education and most of all confidence to have a birth the way I wanted. There are options that are out there to do a birth your way- feel empowered to do it how you envision it. By applying knowledge from the class’s, I felt so empowered as a women, but most importantly as a new mother to make the choices I wanted to bring my baby into the world. This feeling was immeasurable.

Feeling so confident about the ability to birth how I wanted, at 30 weeks I switched from a Doctor to a midwife and planned for a home water birth. Everything finally felt right, because this was the plan that was best for me and my family. After taking the hypnobirthing course, my husband was not first on board with a doula, but after having the opportunity for Mandie to be our doula (and it being our first birth), we wanted to be overly prepared for whatever should happen.

Fast forward to the night of my birth. My labor and delivery from start to finish was 2 1/2 hours. Mandie was in contact with me all day, checking in on me and being a confidant when I was unsure if I was in early labor or not. The moment my water broke, everything happened so fast. Contractions were happening non stop and there was no sign of slowing down. Mandie came right when my husband wanted her to, though I felt it was too early even though I needed extra help. From the moment she walked in, she was so strong and focused and did not waver until the moment she left. The spirit of my home was lifted from her presence because my mom and husband felt such security the moment she attended to me. Her voice, touch and spirit was pivotal to the success of my labor. Little did we know that Mandie confidently would deliver my baby in under an hour after her arrival. Since my labor was so rapid, there was no time to wait for my midwife. There was never a second that I did not doubt the capability of delivering my baby with Mandie, without medical trained staff, because of the prepared mindset that I had from classes, visualizations, techniques and imagery cultivated by Mandie and HypnoBirthing.

At 11:27 PM my healthy, baby girl was brought into the world. Mandie and my husband successfully delivered my child and my midwife walked in as soon as my baby hit my chest. Without the support of Mandie and
HypnoBirthing, I could not have had such a powerful, positive birth given the unknown circumstances. With labor, you can not plan for everything; but by taking the class’s I was able to meet the circumstances that were dealt with trust, peace and confidence.  

No words can ever express the gratitude I have for Mandie and the techniques of
HypnoBirthing. My life, my daughters life and my families life will forever be changed in the best way. My birth was nothing short of a miracle and could not be more thankful!!

“I credit my wonderful home birth experience to the knowledge and tools we learned in Mandie Medford’s Hypnobirthing Class. My husband was a lot more relaxed about the idea of having a home birth and was the best support I could ever ask for during my labor. Thanks to Mandie’s lesson on hip counter pressure, we used that the whole labor, my husbands hands/wrists were so tired by the time our son was born. He mentioned he could feel our baby coming down the birth path through my hips. So glad I found Mandie’s class, we enjoyed every minute. She’s a great teacher and really knows her stuff! My whole labor went by so fast and easy thanks to the visualizations and breathing techniques, they helped me tremendously. Can’t wait to have my next birth at home too, it’s the only way I would want to give birth now. “~Jen Rommel, 2019

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“Thank you so much for all you taught us. I was able to have the natural home birth that I wanted! Except maybe I was too relaxed and didn’t realize I was already dilated to a 10 by the time I called the midwife. So I didn’t get to blow up my birth tub for my water birth. As soon as she got to my house I knelt on a pillow by the couch beside the Christmas tree and made it happen.” ~ Jessica  Kelsey

“I finally went to Mandie when I was having my fifth baby. And even though I felt like I knew what I was doing by then, she taught me so much about responding to my body instead of the nurses. Even though I had a few complications and it didn’t go exactly as I wanted, it was by far the quickest actually “Birth” as far when it came time to push. We are trying for another and If I’m blessed with #6 I’ll for sure use her again. If not I’m blessed I was taught by her for #5!” ~Emily Pangelinan

“When my wife got pregnant we realized that we had no idea what to expect during birth, let alone how we would like our baby to come into the world. We were referred to Mandie and HypnoBirthing through a friend and it completely opened our minds to the birthing experience. We now have a beautiful baby boy. Our birthing experience with HypnoBirthing was great. Mandie is a great teacher who really made a difference with our pregnancy. While my wife gave birth without drugs, if you choose the route of medical assistance the knowledge gained from taking the HypnoBirthing class would be invaluable. I highly recommend the class to any expecting families. Thanks Mandie!” ~ Tomlin Morgan

“HypnoBirthing helped immensely in prepping for the delivery of my first baby. I was prepared with all the knowledge and tools to make my birthing experience a positive and safe one. I felt fully confident and well prepared! I learned so much about not only pregnancy and birth but also breastfeeding and postpartum care! Mandy is the best instructor and makes you feel at ease from minute one. I highly recommend the HypnoBirthing class to anyone who is expecting!”~Dani Esler

“I was traumatized and scared from my first birth experience, an all natural, at-home with midwife, sleepless 48-labor with transfer to the hospital + epidural; all that work accompanied by serious post-partum depression. When I became pregnant with our youngest, this was my second chance to heal that emotional pain! Mandie provided the knowledge, expertise, truth, tenderness & absolute support my husband and I BOTH needed to achieve our birth wish! Our second was born in the hospital, I labored at home and arrived 9cm (surprise!) dilated and naturally birthed him in the post-op hallway (triage was full!). The nurses still talk about what a beautiful, natural birth it was and the healing we enjoyed is priceless. Thanks to Mandie & Hypnobirthing, we will be forever grateful.” ~Desiree Solis