Aloha! My name is Nadine Gilmer, owner of Maluhia Mama HypnoBirthing®. I have called Oahu my home for the past 10 years, and my passion for all things involving pregnancy and babies all started when I became pregnant with my son a few years ago. It was such a transformative time for me; I wanted to feel calm, prepared and confident during labor, no matter what turn my birthing took.
I was given the book HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method and realized that this was the method I wanted to practice and use. I was unable to find a HypnoBirthing class on Oahu to attend with my husband. I realize now that hand in hand with the book, a class would have been so beneficial to us both. Access to the Rainbow Relaxation track (the cornerstone of the course), several relaxation scripts for home practice, a fear and inhibiting thoughts release session, and in-class support with an educator and other couples would have been invaluable. Needless to say, I was able to have an empowering unmedicated birth, and I wanted to share my experience with every mama and woman I ran into!
I became so passionate about the positivity that HypnoBirthing brought to my birth experience (helping me stay at ease and in control more than a few times with a very pushy OB who was on call) that I became certified as a Practitioner to help other couples achieve their goal of a calm, gentler, more comfortable birth! HypnoBirthing teaches a range of techniques including: affirmations, breathing techniques, childbirth education, and self-hypnosis.