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Ludia Sarmast

Serving Maryland

Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis and Surrounding Areas



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COVID 19 UPDATE: I am offering childbirth classes via ZOOM with prior approval from Hypnobabies !

Please inquire from me!

I currently offer private Natural Childbirth Classes, as well as Hypnobabies Hypnosis for Childbirth Classes. Natural Childbirth Classes are scheduled on a demand basis so please call for information. Hypnobabies is a complete childbirth preparation course that teaches the same medical hypnosis techniques used by people who undergo surgery with hypnosis as their only anesthesia. Couples will learn about the stages of birth, prenatal nutrition and exercises, how to stay healthy and low risk, and powerful Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis. While in hypnosis, mothers remain aware of everything, can move about freely, and stay very relaxed and comfortable while giving birth. Birth Partners participate in many, many ways.

Benefits of hypnosis for childbirth: Fewer drugs or no drugs at all means less risk of side effects on mother and baby. Shorter labors - resistance of the birthing muscles as a response to pain is minimized or eliminated; An awake, energized mother, due to total relaxation throughout the birthing process; A calm, peaceful birthing environment; Few Interventions and complications during labor; Babies who are better sleepers and nursers due to fewer drugs in their systems.

Hypnobabies Group Class Schedule

(Private Classes are also available)

COVID 19 CAVEAT: Classes are held via ZOOM (with prior approval from Hypnobabies) or in Riva, Maryland - depending upon class size to allow for social distancing (less than 10 minutes south of Anne Arundel Medical Center and Bay Area Midwifery!)  Each class is 3 hours long and the series runs for 6 weeks. If there is another video platform preferred, we must discuss this prior to class registration! It can be done, it has been done before!!! Stay as healthy as possible!!!

2020 Class Schedule (may be modified, please contact me to verify!)

Thursdays Annapolis (6:15 - 9:15pm)

5/14 thru 6/18, 7/9 thru 8/13, 9/3 thru 10/8, 10/29 thru 12/10 (no class 11/26)

Sundays Annapolis (10:00am - 1:00pm)

4/19 thru 5/31/2020 (no class 5/10), 6/14 thru 7/26 (no class 6/21), 8/16 thru 9/27 (no class 9/6),

10/11 thru 11/15/2020


Will hold private weekend classes. Please call for information!


There are options: Private Classes (your schedule at my place or yours) or the Self Study Advantage ( click on the words Self Study Advantage to give me credit for the sale, please!), which allows you to study on your own, in the privacy of your home! For the self study advantage students, I also offer an addendum class called the Home Study Advantage (HSA) that takes your home class to the next level!!! Call for information!

Class times can change... please - call to verify!

Please feel free to contact me!