Testimonial for Heather Irwin

5/5 recommend. My work with Heather is a big part of my success with the below empowering birth experience. Heather has been amazing to work with from start to finish. Very accessible, flexible, knowledgeable, caring and adaptable. She never presses her own opinions and desires onto you, she just wants to support you to have the best birth you desire. Highly recommend coupling your hypnobabies training with working with Heather.

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While it did not go as planned and complication free, it was still empowering. I view his birth as claiming victory over a large mountain I had to climb due to past birth traumas. For reference, I had a stillbirth with my first at 38.5 weeks in 2011 and in 2020 I had a botched epidural that led to an emergency c-section under general anesthesia.

I went from feeling like the only way I could have had another baby at 28 weeks pregnant was an elective C-section under general anesthesia to being open to whatever path my birthing journey would take at 40 weeks. And that is a victory, especially with all the unforeseen challenges with my husband's health the month prior to our son’s birth.

I ended up pushing for 2.5 hours— but we couldn’t get him out. Even with intense vacuum use (I think it was attempted close to 10 times). His blood pressure also dropped and caused significant concern on and off— so we all decided eventually a C-section was the best next step.

I was disappointed that we could not have the delivery be completed naturally, especially after all the work put in to get him out. However, because of my mental, spiritual and emotional preparation, I was easily able to accept the medically necessary change of plans and let go of the outcome. To be able to trust that it was the next step and we would be ok.

Here’s to conquering great fears, overcoming challenges and healing deep trauma. ??

-Rebecca Sabogal

May 30, 2022

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Heather Irwin

Blissful Beginnings

Birth Fee: $1325 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Birth Fee: $1325 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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