Jennifer was my doula and I trusted her, but I had no interest in being hypnotized. I had seen her work on other people before my eyes, but I was still a little apprehensive. I knew that she was properly trained and capable, but I just didn’t want to feel vulnerable. When I was about a week and a half overdue, my midwife talked to me about the choices I had this late in the pregnancy and the risks my baby could be starting to face, I felt a tremendous amount of stress and worry. I finally took Jennifer’s offer to use hypnosis to alleviate the panic I was feeling and to prepare my mind for labour. Being hypnotized felt very different from what I was expecting. I was so relaxed but at the same time my mind was active and participating in the experience. I was visualizing and taking my time thinking and choosing. I could remember everything that she was saying and what was happening. Most importantly I didn’t feel vulnerable at all, I felt completely safe. When she finished I felt like I had just gotten a long massage in the nicest spa. I truly believe that the session I had with Jennifer helped me prepare for my birthing experience.