Hypnobirthing at APM

Hypnobirthing Instructor Lynne Gavin Nelson has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Bachelor’s degree from Cal State San Bernardino and is an elementary school teacher as well as a Hypnobirthing Instructor.   She discovered her passion for pregnancy and childbirth when she birthed her first daughter naturally in 2003. She loves helping mommies find their way towards birthing their babies with knowledge, safety, and freedom from fear. When Lynne birthed her daughter, Gracie Mae, at Ancient Paths Midwifery in November 2012 using HypnoBirthing techniques, she knew she wanted to take her passion a step further and become certified HypnoBirthing practitioner.

About HypnoBirthing® 
HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. This amazing program teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn how to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen, or even eliminate, discomfort and the need for medication. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, Nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all animal mothers in Nature.

HypnoBirthing classes are designed to teach deep relaxation and breathing techniques, self-hypnosis, visualization, affirmations, and education that will give parents the tools they need to achieve the birth they desire. Classes are taught in 5, 2  hour sessions.

Just Breathe Childbirth Education sets out to help parents get the most out of the birthing experience and make choices that are right for their own preferences. Lynne Nelson, HypnoBirthing practitioner, will help mothers to trust their own natural birthing instincts.

Visit Lynne's Facebook page, Just Breathe Childbirth Education or call her at 909.730.7184 or email: JustBreatheHB@yahoo.com.

Note:  Lynn is an independent Hypnobirthing Instructor and not an employee of APM

Other Medical Providers

At Ancient Paths Midwifery we have a wide network of healthcare providers from Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Osteopaths, Integrative Medicine Specialists, Chiropractors to Childbirth educators and doulas.  Cards and brochures for local doulas and childbirth educators available at the birth center.

  • Dr. Loveless has been caring for APM families for many years now and is the personal physician for APM staff and their families.  During pregnancy he can help keep you in great shape and optimize your health, and treat problems such as back pain, hemorrhoids and malpositioning.  Osteopathically treating a newborn and helping their skulls to realign and open prevents breastfeeding problems.  OMT has been the only thing that we have seen work for plugged tear ducts in the newborn!  As a homebirth Daddy himself (he and his wife have had three babies with APM), he understands the type of family care you're looking for!  Great for pregnancy, new babies, postpartum complaints and he will be there to keep your family healthy for years to come!

    Brian Loveless, DO, Western University Family Practice
    795 East 2nd Street, Pomona, CA 91766

    (909) 865-2565 Office
    (909) 865-2955 Fax
    He is contracted with the following PPO insurance plans:
    Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Beech Street, Blue Shield, Cigna, Coventry/Firth Health, Great West, Health Net, PHCS, TriCare for Life, TriCare Standard, Pacific Care, Foundation for Medical Care, United Health Care and Medicare. 

  • Kidz kare doc, chino hills & covina

    Another beloved pediatrician is Dr. Falgooni Patel who is a second generation pediatrician with two office locations.   Kidz Kare Doc is a practice which really cares about patients.  Dr Patel will listen and answer all your questions.  She is available 24-7 and can be used as your in-hospital pediatrician should your care be transferred for hospital delivery. 

    Covina location:  626-332-2860 located at 147 W College St, Covina, CA

    Chino Hills location:909-393-8585 at 14708 Pipeline Ave, Chino Hills, CA 91709

  • Terrence liu, md (pediatrician), chino hills

    Dr. Liu seems to be a favorite pediatrician amongst APM clients.  He is located nearby off of the 71 at the Central Ave/Soquel Canyon exit in Chino Hills and works wonderfully with out out-of-hospital birthed babies. 

    15944 Los Serranos Country Club Dr, Suite 220, Chino, CA 91710


  • WenShuo wo, MD, MSAOM, CHIno

    Dr. Wen-Shuo Wo is the Founding Dean of the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CAOM) at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), Whittier. Dr. Wu is a Medical Doctor (M.D.) from Taiwan.  He graduated from China Medical University in 1987. He earned his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from UCLA in 1992 and his Master of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) from South Baylo University in 1994. 

    Dr. Wu is also Lori's personal physician keeping her body and immune system healthy through acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

    13768 Roswell Ave Unit 222
    Chino CA 91710


  • Misty Rogers is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She received her Masters at Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, in Santa Monica, California. With a special interest in woman's health, she has taken course work from Jane Lyttleton L. Ac., a leading expert in the field of infertility. Being a mother of two and a doula she has both experience and wealth of knowledge to help support and educate expecting mothers through pregnancy and recovery in the postpartum period.

Our Favorite Chiropractors!

Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through Webster Certification. 

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.

These are our favorite chiropractors who care for pregnant women, babies and their entire families.  To find a Webster Certified chiropractor near you, go to www.icpa4kids.com

  • Dr. Jon Torrijos is not only a Webster Certified chiropractor, he is also an APM Daddy who has become passionate about pediatric and maternity care.  His practice, Abundant Life Chiropractic is located at 8678 19th St #130, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701. www.ranchocucamongachiropractor.com  909-483-5433

    Your entire family can benefit from being under care at Abundant Life Chiropractic. Dr. Jon especially enjoys seeing expecting moms and their children. He’s trained with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to gain a deep understanding of pregnancy and pediatric care. A certification in the Webster Technique through the ICPA has allowed him to provide care for expecting mothers, ensuring their baby has sufficient space to grow, develop and get into the proper position for a natural birth.

  • Body and Mind Chiropractic Doctors are a husband and wife team dedicated to offering you and your family the highest quality of chiropractic care.  Dr. Debbie and Dr. Vu are family wellness chiropractors that have additional certification in Pediatric Care, Pre-Natal Care and the Webster Technique. They also has additional education in nutritional and low force techniques. They specializes in helping women optimize their pregnancy and kids and adults boosts their health by helping them to maintain the health of their spine. 
    12932 10th St, Chino, Ca 91710


    Just .7 miles from APM and APM clients themselves!

  • Dr. Sam is one of our APM Daddies as well as a chiropractor located just down the street from the birth center at 5370 Schaefer Ave #G, Chino CA 91710.  If you're hesitant to 'get cracked' then talk to Dr. Sam.  He utilizes gentle techniques including the activator treatment. 

    www.SamtheChiropractor.com  909.529.1179

  • Dr. Carri Cook is a family wellness chiropractor who takes a special interest in caring for women during and after their pregnancy. She is certified in the Webster technique which is a specific technique used by chiropractors only on a pregnant woman's body during her 9 month journey. The Webster technique reduces interference to the nervous system, improving function of the pelvic muscles and ligaments leading to the reduction of constraint to the woman's uterus allowing the fetus the best opportunity to be positioned for a healthy birth. Dr. Carri also works with many families to help their children (from newborn to teens) live their healthiest life!

    She is located at Natural Life Chiropractic, 614 S. Brea Blvd, Brea CA 92821.  Phone 714.256.2225   www.naturallifechiro.com

  • Dr. Cathy Ng is wonderful and helps a lot of APM mamas. She says, "Regular chiropractic adjustments play an integral role in the prenatal and postpartum periods. The adjustments help counter the effects of increased weight gain, altered weight distribution, and excessive ligament laxity. This keeps the spinal and pelvic regions healthy, biomechanically sound, and minimizes soft tissue irritation and discomfort."

    Dr. Cathy is located at 323 E. Foothill Blvd, Suite B in Arcadia (near the Santa Anita Mall).  626-344-8586 www.DrCathyNg.com

  • Dr. Anne Lundquist is a Webster Certified chiropractor and also a childbirth educator as well as Spinning Babies® Parent Class instructor in the Orange area who has cared for many of our OC mamas.  Dr. Lundquist is the only dual credentialed Spinning Babies® Parent Educator and Spinning Babies® Bodyworker in Orange County.

    Lundquist & Patterson Family Chiropractic
    516 E. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA 92866
    714 633 1648

  • Arcadia Health Chiropractic is a family-wellness oriented chiropractic office focusing on pregnant women, babies and children. Dr. Shum has certifications in Webster Technique and Pediatric care in order to help women optimize their pregnancy, overall birthing experience and ensure proper spinal alignment in newborns and children. 

    Arcadia Health Chiropractic (near Santa Anita Mall)
    158 E. Foothill Blvd, Suite A, Arcadia, CA 91006
    (626) 921-6819  

Other Birthy Stuff

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  • Roberta RN IBCLC offers breastfeeding workshops, private home visits, small group breastfeeding workshop, support groups, in home or office consultations, pumping consults and more.  Contact Roberta at 951-212-7096 or www.robertaibclc.com

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Lingual Frenectomy aka; tongue tie

In this day and age of women ingesting folic-acid enriched foods and vitamins and more women inheriting the MTHFR gene snip, we've seen a huge increase in babies born with tongue tie affecting breastfeeding.   

Tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, is a condition in which the frenulum (the thin flap of skin under the tongue that attaches to the bottom of the mouth) is short and limits tongue motion, especially the ability to lift and stick it out. The frenulum may be attached near the tip of the tongue and on the back of the lower gum. Ankyloglossia is rarely a serious medical problem, with the exception of causing difficulty with breastfeeding.

When a baby breastfeeds, the tongue is extended and curled into a U-shape on the underside of his mother’s breast. The nipple and surrounding breast tissue should be drawn deeply into the baby’s mouth, near the back of the throat, so that when he suckles, the nipple is not pinched against the roof of his mouth. For tongue-tied babies, the limited tongue motion may prevent the baby from taking the breast deep in the mouth and interferes with latching.

A mother-baby couplet with tongue-tie may exhibit:

  • “Heart-shaped” tongue, with a dent or divet in the tip of the tongue, especially when crying
  • Inability of baby to latch onto the breast, settling his mouth on the nipple and then pulling off repeatedly
  • Latches on but tends to “slide off” the breast during the feeding; only weakly attached to the breast
  • Clicking sounds or sucking in of the cheeks while nursing
  • Nipple pain throughout the feeding that doesn’t improve with relatching; nipple may appear pinched like a tube of lipstick; bruising, scabbing, cracking of nipples.
  • Excessive weight loss or failure to gain weight despite nursing adequately
  • Mastitis (breast infection) and/or low milk supply, usually due to infrequent or incomplete emptying of the breast

  A laser frenectomy (also known as laser frenulectomylaser frenotomy, or laser lip- or tongue-tie release) is the laser excision of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents part of the body from moving too far.  This procedure is most often done by laser ablation of the labial or lingual frenum for infants with a laser in a dental office.