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About Born Free Birthing
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Placenta Encapsulation Houston, Texas
HypnoBirthing Classes Houston, Texas

A little about Cliodhna Griffin - HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist - Houston, Texas.


I am the mother of three beautiful children. After my first childbirth I came away from the experience knowing there had to be a better way to birth. I wondered why it was treated as such a medical event, after all, I was a healthy woman, having a healthy baby and a wonderful pregnancy.


I decided I couldn't possibly entertain the idea of having any further children until I had found a method of childbirth that would give me my calm, peaceful and beautiful birth that I knew was out there. It wasn't long until I discovered HypnoBirthing. Little did I know that my research and dedication to finding the perfect childbirth method for my baby and I would have such a massive impact on my life and actually give me the tools to have the birth I always dreamed of.


Once I found HypnoBirthing, I set upon finding a way to have a better postpartum recovery. Having suffered postpartum depression and a host of other postpartum issues, I searched for a solution. This was when I found Placenta Encapsulation. I had heard about it before but never thought anything of it until I read the benefits and did my own research. After the birth of my second child, I hired a professionally trained and certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist to process my placenta. I felt the benefits immediately after taking my first full days worth of pills. It was astounding, my mood was fantastic, my breastmilk came in so much better and stayed, unlike my first breastfeeding experience. My recovery was completely opposite to my first postpartum recovery. I couldn't believe no one had told me about this when I was pregnant with my first child! 

It is my hope that I can help many expectant parents have that natural birthing experience they so very much want and to show that a relaxed, peaceful and stress-free birth and postpartum period is not just possible but is your birthright. 

I am extremely fortunate to have had the honor to study and train under Marie F. Mongan, the founder of HypnoBirthing® and I look forward to helping other families during this very special time of their lives.

I am certified through the HypnoBirthing Institute and I am also Houston's first triple certified APPA Placenta Arts Specialist.

My Philosophy


I believe that childbirth is a natural, normal and healthy experience for many women. A woman's body is created to conceive, nurture and birth. In the absence of special circumstances, healthy women and their healthy babies deserve to be tended to as they wish and to birth in a clam, peaceful, stress-free manner.

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