Blissful Births & Babies - Planning for childbirth

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Hello! My name is Robin Ross. Welcome to Blissful Births and Babies! You will find class descriptions and services that are offered year round which include:

  • HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Classes
  • Birth Doula Services
  • Breastfeeding Classes
  • Baby Basics/Milestone Classes and Workshops
  • Placenta Encapsulation services
  • Healthy Living, Essential Oils, and much more!

My goal is to create a positive experience prenatally and beyond.

The birth of a baby is a very intimate and magical time for the birthing family. It is one that should be looked on with great reverence. As a birth doula, I try to provide an atmosphere of calm and peace to help facilitate the birthing family in home and/or hospital. My experience with having my own three children completely naturally, as well as working with over 400 families in their own labor/birth experiences, lends to helping others have a positive birthing experience. Furthermore, my education as a certified childbirth educator, certified lactation educator, certified aromatherapist and early childhood professional also aids my clients from pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

HypnoBirthing® Services
HypnoBirthing® is a childbirth education class that prepares the mind and body for labor and birth. The classes are designed to build confidence in the birthing body and baby through breathing, relaxation, and visualization techniques. These techniques are demonstrated and practiced in class; however, it is the daily practice and conditioning that happens outside of the class that really helps to make this a very positive experience. Below is a general list of what is included when taking the HypnoBirthing® Class:

  • Your book, HypnoBirthing®– The Mongan Method
  • 5 information-packed class meetings
  • Body toning exercises and practice
  • 5 professionally written scripts for your home practice
  • 2 CDs
  • Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
  • A set of Birth Prompts for your birth Companion
  • Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
  • Techniques in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
  • A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition
  • Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing, plus
  • Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
  • Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
  • Private instruction if desired
  • Small classes for personal attention
  • 5 – 2.5 hour classes

Group and Private instruction available all over the Chicagoland area, with offices in Elmhurst, Barrington, Bolingbrook, Hinsdale, Naperville, and  Chicago.

The class is limited to 5 couples.

To reserve your space visit the following link to see upcoming Schedule of HypnoBirthing Classes or call Robin @ (630) 723-4031.

 Labor/Birth Doula services
  • Consultation describing services and birth preferences at initial visit.
  • 1-2 prenatal visit
  • Help with formulating the birth preferences
  • Providing pain management techniques throughout labor and birth such as guided imagery, HypnoBirthing® specific prompts, light touch massage, counter pressure, position suggestions, basic acupressure, aromatherapy, basic massage, and much more.
  • Back-up Doula services.
  • 24/7 On-call phone availability to client.
  • Continual physical, emotional, and informational support during labor and birth.
  • Immediate postpartum support for 1-2 hours after the birth with initial breastfeeding support.
  • Optional postpartum follow up visit.
  • Placenta Encapsulation (optional and additional charge)

Servicing the Chicagoland area with locations in Aurora/Oswego, Bolingbrook/Plainfield, Oak Brook, La Grange, Hinsdale, Chicago West-Loop,  Naperville, and Niles.

Breastfeeding with Baby Care Basics Class

This class helps to educate mothers with information on how to successfully breastfeed their baby. Proper latch, positions for effective nursing, recognizing issues, addressing concerns, properly storing breast milk, pumping, returning to work, where to find resources, and much more will be discussed in this in depth class. Each mother will receive detailed handouts and resources to help provide them with confidence as they prepare for their breastfeeding relationship with their soon to be baby. Furthermore, we will also include baby basics into this class. Learn how to soothe, bathe, and change your baby effectively while creating a safe and calm environment for your baby to thrive. Cost is $50 per couple. Click on the class calendar to find upcoming breastfeeding classes.

Placental Encapsulation

Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been cleaned, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills, which is then taken by the mother and is said to have numerous health benefits. Contact Robin for more information about this service.

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TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

Hello, my name is Robin Ross. I have a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from De Paul University, Chicago. I also have a certificate in birth-3 in Montessori (AMI), Denver, CO. My passion for education and understanding the importance of early childhood development is what led me to seek a more natural approach to birthing my first born. It was my incredible and empowering birthing experience with the aid of my husband, birth doula, and HypnoBirthing®, which gave way to finding me true passion: helping other moms and families have a confident, calm, and empowering birthing experience.

I’m a certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute , a certified birth doula CD(DONA), and a Certified Lactation Educator (CAPPA). In birthing and rearing my own children (all three born completely natural two in hospital and the last at home), as well as formerly working in a Montessori school as a Directress, my goal is to create positive and empowering experiences. I look forward to working with you in support of your journey through parent hood; prenatally and beyond!

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