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VBAC, Hypnosis for Birth

Corpus Christi Prenatal and Postpartum Counseling & Hypnosis Sessions

Birth Counseling & Childbirth Class for Cesarean Vaginal Birth After Cesarean TeL: (361) 688-8200


Cathy Armstrong RN, LPC-S been preparing women for over 40 years to give birth. C-Sections are one of the most common surgeries in the U.S. that a woman will undergo. Common Fears that women have  after having a cesarean delivery are: Pain, Healing Time, Body Image Issues, and Ability to Care for their New Baby. Feelings of Not Being able To Trust Their Body and feelings of Failure can often lead to increased tension, pain, and emotional distress. If the emotional distress is not addressed this can lead to postpartum depression. Rates in the U.S. vary depending on region, but on average according the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 31% of women in our country give birth by c-section. Preparing a woman of Trusting Her Body and Mother Nature is Vital in Teaching Childbirth Classes, but just as important is to prepare the mind, body, and, spirit for unexpected circumstances and teach women not to attach fears to the topic, but to have a knowing that they are strong, courageous, and capable of handling life when things do not go as planned. Hypnosis can help women be up and about many times much faster with her ability to heal, care for her new baby, and feel better faster. The body needs SLEEP TO HELP HEAL! Being a new mother those first few weeks, learning the art of meditation ( 10 minutes twice a day) and self-hypnosis can help make up the difference and help the body heal.


  • As a professional counselor AND hypnotherapist, I have been helping individuals prepare pre-and post-opertively for surgery.
  • Many of the patients I see are planning to have: bariatric surgery, breast surgery, cancer surgery, knee replacement surgery, and scheduled cesarean births.
  • Hypnosis can reduce fea, reduce complications, and quicken healing time associated with a Cesarean Birth.
  • A study at Harvard noted that woman that underwent hypnosis had a faster healing rate from breast surgery recovery than women in the non-hypnosis group.


I have been counseling women for over 25 years that have given birth by C-Section and are in hopes of delivering vaginally with their next birth.

Women benefit from counseling after a C-Section preparing emotionally. psychologically . and spiritually, when planning future pregnancies and hoping for a VBAC.

Acknowledging the impact of an unplanned C-Section can be not only a traumatic event but some women hide their disappointment in unprocessed shame, anger, resentment, confusion, and have an "empty feeling " inside, a sense of failure, loss, disappointment , and inner conflict.

Added shame sometimes occurs because the mothers'  feelings are  ignored, discounted. or  intensified  by well meaning, medical personal, doctors, doulas, childbirth educators, and families... with statements like, "You should be happy...you have a perfectly healthy baby..."

Women need to have a voice, be heard, and respected as they process their feelings about Their Birth Story!

Your feelings are yours and you have a right to them.

Being able to work though these feelings (feeling cheated,  feeling the unfairness, comparing birth stories with others, feeling ashamed, unworthy, like a failure, etc.) Telling your STORY can be healing.

This work creates a safe and sacred space for those women to tell their story, move forward, and experience all the joys of motherhood in her rite of passage as a Mother!

Women that give birth by C-Section undergo Major Surgery may experience a wide range of feelings. Yes, there are many women that feel happy, relieved, and grateful to have a healthy baby...however not all women feel that way! Some women experience great fear and even trauma about complications in labor that led to an emergency C-Section and need to talk openly and without being "judged" as she replays the fears of dying, the fears that her child might have problems with mental and physical challenges as she is quickly prepared for surgery and will be moved to an operating room.

The new mother may have difficulty bonding with her new baby as she is still processing what just happened.

Yes, even with the birth of a healthy baby by C-Section some women struggle with the trauma of labor, the trauma of surgery, the pain associated with recovery and limitations created from having major surgery. We need to Normalize these feelings experienced by many women! A combination of talk therapy and hypnosis for release, balance, and finding, connecting to what you feel like you lost to what you have gained is achievable with hypnosis. Heal the past and prepare for the future. Use you ability to move forward, undo the trappings of your past birth and create a new pathway to healing your mind, body, and spirit. Let's Do It Together! You Can Do It!


Heal Your Emotions about Love, Loss, Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond With Healing the Womb Mediations

Help is available! Call Cathy Armstrong, RN, LPC-S (361) 688-8200