Hello! I’m Alanna
Certified Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor & Hypno-Doula
I’m a mom and step-mom of two beautiful daughters and a wife to a very awesome and supportive husband. I moved here from the Palm Beach area 11 years ago and my husband is a Winter Park native.
I have always been drawn to both hypnosis and natural childbirth separately, and it wasn’t until I got pregnant that I thought to put them together. A friend recommended Hypnobabies to me at a time when I thought I was just doomed to suffer. It was like a lightbulb went off in my head. Of course hypnosis can help me enjoy my pregnancy! I fell in love with the program instantly and truly relished every remaining moment I carried my baby. The crazy thing? I actually looked forward to giving birth!
I loved how positive and calm I felt about pregnancy and birth, thanks to my Hypnobabies practice and listening to the Joyful Pregnancy Affirmations every day. The exercises also brought me closer to my husband and step-daughter as we practiced together every night.
Despite some unexpected challenges during my birthing time (hello, scoliosis!) I still had a much easier, more calm birthing time than I would have had without the help of Hypnobabies. My midwife said I was saying “yes!” during the pressure waves and my husband still tells everyone how calm I was. I can describe the actual act of pushing her out as pain-free. The experience was so beautiful for me that I still tear up thinking about it…
I love sharing Hypnobabies with other women, to help empower them to make choices that are the best for them and their babies, to help them to feel very calm and peaceful during their pregnancies, and to help them have easier, more comfortable births.
My Approach & Values
First and foremost, I believe in you and your ability to birth. Whether you are planning a hospital birth, home birth, VBAC, cesarean, birth center, or aren’t even sure yet, I am here to support you and YOUR vision. To quote January Harshe of Birth Without Fear:
“I don’t care what kind of birth you have … I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices, and that you were respected.”
I support all birthing people regardless of age, gender identity, race, religion, marital status, orientation, or any other factor.
My Training & Education
- Hypnobabies® Instructor course (60 hours in person and several weeks-long exam)
- 50 hours of hypnosis training through HPTI
- Hypnobabies® Childbirth Education course
- Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula course
- Personal experience with my own Hypnobabies birth
- 3 years as a coach/facilitator teaching sales classes
- Mom experience 😉