Color of Calm - Natural Birth Services
 

WELCOME

Welcome to the Color of Calm! You’re probably here because you’re looking for natural birth options, and for that I commend you. Parenting and making wise choices for your baby begins even before birth!

Having a baby is one of the most exciting and transformative events in life. Welcoming a new little person into this world and into your family is an experience like no other. As women, our bodies know how to birth. Our babies know how to be born. Our bodies and our babies will work together in perfect harmony if we just relax and let nature do what it does best! Birth is not something to be afraid of – it should be peacefully and joyfully prepared for.

Thank you for visiting my site – please continue to browse the resources and services I provide and definitely feel free to call me. I’m always happy to chat with an expecting mother!

– Alanna Peters, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator
Located in the Vista and North County San Diego Area

HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES THROUGH SELF-HYPNOSIS

HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method

You have many choices and decisions to make for your birthing experience – your care provider, the environment in which you will bring your baby into the world, and the childbirth education classes you will choose to prepare for the birth of your baby.

HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman to birth in a peaceful and beautiful manner. HypnoBirthing courses are built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditative practice, and attention to nutrition and body toning. It considers the psychological and physical well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and their newborn, fostering mutual respect for everyone involved. HypnoBirthing is very effective in both traditional health-care centers or alternative birth settings – all are welcome! HypnoBirthing provides you with tools you can use in any type of birth –  and carry into your new life as a parent as well.

Through self-hypnosis you will be able to fully relax and trust your body to do what it naturally knows how to do. In our country today there are a lot of fears surrounding childbirth, especially as portrayed by the media. With HypnoBirthing® you will learn to trust birth and let go of any fears or limiting thoughts. In the absence of fear you allow your birthing muscles and your baby to work together in harmony, just as they were designed to do!

Self-hypnosis isn’t anything like the goofy hypnotist stage shows you may have seen. Self-hypnosis is simply a method of bypassing your critical mind and accessing your subconscious through a deeper level of relaxation. It allows you to explore and release any limiting beliefs and fears and replace them with positive ones. You will be completely aware and in control the entire time.

With HypnoBirthing® you will have the advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation. Find out more about the HypnoBirthing philosophy.

 

“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

   – Marie F. Mongan

HypnoBirthing Seal

“My husband and I loved this class! We looked forward to our hypnobirthing class with Alanna every week. It was amazing learning about what your body and baby are doing. Learning how to breathe and relax my muscles was wonderful. This class really made me aware of where I was holding tension. The relaxation and breathing techniques are awesome and I know they will help me on my babies birthday. Just reading a little of the book addressed some of my big fears which I don't ever worry about now. Alanna is an amazing teacher and person. She gave us all the information we needed and she answered all of our questions. She is very knowledgeable about birth and babies. Learning about the 4th trimester was eye opening. She really covers everything you need to know. She is an easy person to be around and talk to. If you get into the negative she knows how to gently bring you back to center. She is thorough, encouraging and a gentle guide. I am very happy with our decision to come to this class.”

-Nura

About Me

HELPING YOU PREPARE FOR THE BIRTHING YOU ENVISION

Alanna Peters - Hypnobirthing Vista Instructor
Alanna Peters – Color of Calm Vista Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator

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My name is Alanna Peters and I am the mother of two beautiful little girls. I am a certified HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator and a successful HypnoBirthing mama! I had such a beautiful experience with my birth that it has become my goal to help other families have the natural births they envision as well.

I first realized that I had an interest in birth way back in junior college when I saw a birth video for the first time. It brought up a very strong emotional response in me and I strongly felt that birth was something I COULD do, that my body knew HOW to do (even though I was in no way ready to be pregnant yet at that time!). About 7 years later, when I did become pregnant, those strong emotions returned and I began to do immense amounts of research on birth and how I could accomplish it in a peaceful, unmedicated way. Still to this day, every time I see a birth I get so emotional and teary-eyed. That moment of birth is such an amazing, awe-inspiring thing.

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With my first pregnancy I tried a few different natural birth techniques and labored very peacefully for about 30 hours. The time eventually got to be too much for me and I gave in and got an epidural. I still had a wonderful birth experience but I was determined to do it completely naturally the second time around! I had several friends who had successful HypnoBirths so I decided to give it a try for myself. I ended up having the most amazing, relaxing, easy birth I could ever imagine. I was so relaxed that I didn’t even realize I was truly in labor until a few minutes before my baby was born peacefully at home! It was such an incredible experience that I felt compelled to share these HypnoBirthing® techniques with others. A natural, healthy pregnancy and birth are things that are extremely important to me and it is my desire to help others achieve them as well.

Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.

- Jane Weideman  Founder of Birth Buddies

Classes

Your HypnoBirthing® course includes

  • Classes are taught in a series of 5 weekly 2.5- to 3-hour class meetings as required by the HypnoBirthing® Institute, helping you to understand how to have a calmer, easier birth:
    1. Building a Positive Expectancy (History/Introduction)
    2. Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind and Body (Prenatal Bonding/Beginning Self-Hypnosis Techniques)
    3. Getting Ready to Welcome Your Baby (Birth Preferences/Deepening Techniques/Fear Release)
    4. An Overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love (Preparing For Birth)
    5. Birth – Breathing Love – Bringing Life (Positions/Breathing/Bonding)
  • Your own copy of the HypnoBirthing® Text book, HypnoBirthing®– The Mongan Method
  • 2 CDs/Download Cards for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone track, Rainbow Relaxation)
  • Professionally written scripts for your home practice
  • Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
  • A set of Birth Prompts for your Birth Companion
  • Well-paced class instruction is designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing.
  • Classes are small for personal attention; Private instruction available if desired

 

In class we will also cover

  • Good pregnancy nutrition
  • Body toning exercises
  • Several deep relaxation, visualization and breathing techniques for use during labor and birthing
  • Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
  • Hypnotic sessions in building birth confidence and eliminating fears

 

Class Details

  • You can start classes at any time, earlier or later in your pregnancy. It is recommended to start somewhere after the 5th month of pregnancy but, the sooner you start, the more time you have to practice and prepare your mind and body! And it is never too late, either. If you are afraid you are too close to your birthing time to start a 5-week class series, please contact me and we’ll see what special arrangements can be made.
  • Birth companions are an integral part of birthing, and we all work together as a team to bring your baby into the world in the way you envision. Together you will make the most important decisions for your baby and choose a supportive caregiver.
  • Group classes usually include several couples and are held one weeknight or one weekend morning a week.
  • Private classes can also be held at your home or one of my Vista class locations. If you are interested in private classes, please give me a call to make arrangements.
  • Makeup classes and refresher classes are also available for $100/class. Please contact me for details and to arrange time/location for these.

 

Dates

Class pre-registration is required.  Please call or email Alanna before enrolling in order to ensure there is room in your desired class. (760) 542-8090. Please note that classes at CAP Wellness Center must be booked directly via their website. http://capwellnesscenter.com/hypnobirthing/

If another day of the week would work better for you, please let me know – I am flexible with future dates!

31
MAY

Wednesdays 6:00PM
CAP Wellness Center ($395)
535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 115 – Encinitas, CA 92020

3
JUNE

Saturdays 9:00AM
CAP Wellness Center ($395)
535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 115 – Encinitas, CA 92020

19
JULY

Wednesdays 6:00PM
CAP Wellness Center ($395)
535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 115 – Encinitas, CA 92020

 

Payment Options (For Vista Locations)

NOTE: I am not currently offering any group classes at my Vista location. If you are interested in private classes, please contact me directly to make arrangements.
Pre-registration is required. You may either pay the full amount upon registration or you may pay a non-refundable deposit of $150. Balance is due in full one week before the start of the first class. Pay online below or contact Alanna to arrange payment by cash or check. (760) 542-8090

 

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Color of Calm
HypnoBirthing and Natural Birth Services
Vista, CA
North County San Diego
Phone: (760) 542-8090
Email: alanna@colorofcalm.com

“When I was pregnant with my third I knew I wanted to try hypnobirthing but had no idea where to start. With rave reviews from my friends about the program, I sought out an instructor and found Alanna of Color of Calm. She was very affordable and even came to my home for the classes! This made things very convinient since I have two other kids at home and classes were usually at night. The classes were very rewarding and so much more than what the book would have provided. We received real life experience from Alanna as well as great suggestions on ways to practice at home in between classes. By the time my little one was ready to arrive I was able to use the techniques learned through early labor. Even though I ended up with a c-section due to breech positioning of a large 10lb baby with a big head (long story), I was able to use what I learned in class throughout the end of pregnancy and into my labor. Honestly, I still use some of the techniques in meditation to help calm my body. Great classes and a fabulous instructor!”

-Danielle

Resources

Educational Websites

HypnoBirthing Institute
https://us.hypnobirthing.com

Evidence-Based Birth
http://evidencebasedbirth.com

Spinning Babies
http://spinningbabies.com

Dunstan Baby Language
http://www.dunstanbaby.com

Care Providers

Dr. Nick Capetanakis, DO
Phone: (760) 634-2814
Address: 535 Encinitas Blvd #120, Encinitas CA 92024
www.drcapetanakis.com
(Scripps Encinitas)

Dr. Damon Cobb, DO
Poway Women’s Health
Phone: (858) 618-1156
Address: 11939 Rancho Bernardo Rd Ste 110 San Diego, CA 92129
http://www.powaywomenscare.com/
(Pomerado Hospital)

Dr. Lac Vu, MD
Ho Vu Women’s Healthcare
Phone: (619) 286-5858
http://doctor.webmd.com/
(Alvarado, Scripps Mercy, Sharp Grossmont)

Dr. Timothy Riley, MD
Hillcrest Obstetrics & Gynecology
Phone: (619) 297-4901
http://doctor.webmd.com
(Scripps Mercy, Sharp Mary Birch)

Dr. Dale Lapp, MD
Phone: (619) 299-3111
https://www.yelp.com/biz/lapp-l-dale-md-san-diego
(Scripps Mercy, Sharp Mary Birch)

UCSD Birth Center Midwives
and Dr. Yvette LaCoursiere, MD
(619) 543-3863
Address: 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
https://health.ucsd.edu/
http://doctors.ucsd.edu/

Kaiser Zion Medical Center Midwives
Phone: (619) 528-5000
Address: 4647 Zion Avenue, San Diego, CA 92120
https://thrive.kaiserpermanente.org

Midwives (Birth Center and Home Births)

Michelle Freund
Birth Matters Holistic Midwifery
Phone: (760) 757-8650
https://www.birthmattersinc.com/

Paula Tipton-Healy
Phone: (760) 709-7396
http://www.paulatipton-healy.com/

Andrea Meyer
Ocean Midwives
http://oceanmidwives.com/andrea-meyer/

Karen Ruby Brown – Aerie Midwifery
Phone: (858) 707-5765
http://www.aeriemidwifery.com/

Karly Nuttall
Phone: (619) 794-7312
http://www.karlynuttall.com/

Cristi Lewis (Fallbrook)
Phone: (760) 877-9939
http://highroadhomeopathy.com/

Birth Centers

Babies in Bloom Birth Center
Phone: (760) 940-2229
Address: 1948 Via Centre, Vista, CA 92081
http://www.babies-in-bloom.com/

Tree of Life Birth Center
Phone: (760) 230-6077
Address: 617 Saxony Place, Encinitas, CA 92024
http://www.treeoflifebirthcenter.com/

Best Start Birth Center
Phone: (619) 299-0840
Address: 3343 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
http://beststartbirthcenter.com/


Doulas

Erin Fritz
Dragonfly Birth Services (placenta encapsulation)
Phone: (760) 310-2050
http://www.dragonflybirths.com/

Willow Buckley
Balancing Your Health (homeopathy, placenta encapsulation)
Phone: (760) 815-8027
http://balancingyourhealth.com/

Kelly Pappas
A Beautiful One Birth Services (placenta encapsulation)
http://www.beautifulonebirthservices.com/

Jaime Goldman
Pomegranate Life & Wellness (physical therapy, yoga)
http://pomegranatelifeandwellness.com/

Debbie Shelton
Expecting Your Miracle Birth Services (Birth Doula/Monitrice)
http://www.expectingyourmiracle.com/

Rachel Flores LM, CPM
A Mother’s Nature Birth (Doula/Monitrice/Midwife, placenta encapsulation)
http://www.amothersnaturebirth.com/

Laura Baker
http://www.intentionalbeginningsdoula.com/

Rosie Peterson
https://deardoularosie.wordpress.com/

Cassandra Weber
www.facebook.com/rootedwithindoula

Jen Graham
http://www.sandiegodoulacare.com/

Kristen Stratton
www.indueseasondoula.com

Amy Bailey
www.nurtureandharmonydoula.com

Debbe Cannone
http://www.douladebbebirthingbasics.com/

Chris Dorman
http://www.mydoulachris.com/


Massage, Prenatal Yoga, Etc.

Cap Wellness Center
Phone: 760-634-9715
Address: 535 Encinitas Blvd. #115, Encinitas, CA  92024
www.capwellnesscenter.com

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Wellness Center
Phone: (760) 726-9660
Address: 115 Main St, Vista, CA 92084
www.crwellnessmassage.com

Yoga Janda
Phone:(760) 716-6386
Located INSIDE Babies in Bloom Birth Center: 1948 Via Centre, Vista 92081
http://www.yogajanda.com/

Yoga With Lisa Bandong
San Marcos Community Center
www.lgbyoga.blogspot.com

Postpartum

One Moon Doula Services
Postpartum Doulas
http://www.onemoondoula.com/

Beautiful Beginnings
Birth & Postpartum Doulas
http://beautifulbeginnings.org/

The First 40
Phone: (619) 289-9233
Address: 924 Encinitas Blvd #45, Encinitas, CA 92024
www.thefirst40.com

Postpartum Health Alliance
http://postpartumhealthalliance.org/

Postpartum Support International
http://www.postpartum.net/

 

Birth Photographers

Catie Stephens

Vuefinder Photography
Phone: (619) 203-9412
http://vuefinderphotography.com/

Infant/Toddler/Preschool

Lil’ Busy Bodies Playgym and Preschool
Phone: (760) 659-0599
Address: 208 E. Broadway, Vista, CA 92084
http://www.mylilbusybodies.com/

Support Groups

Babywearing San Diego
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabywearingSanDiego/

Babywearing International of San Diego
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabywearingInternationalofSanDiego

Badass Breastfeeders of San Diego
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BadassBreastfeedersofSanDiego

Semi-Crunchy Mama Club
https://www.facebook.com/groups/semicrunchymamaclub

Breastfeeding Support

Free Breastfeeding Support Groups

This is a list of free breastfeeding support groups in North County San Diego. I do my best to keep this list updated, however, I am not affiliated with these groups and times and dates may change. Please use the contact information listed below before driving to any meetings. Feel free to send me any schedule updates/corrections! email

Monday

11:00 a.m.
UCSD Thornton Hospital – 9300 Campus Point Drive La Jolla, CA 92037
SDG&E Room 3-102 or Lycan Room 1-245, First Floor near Radiology
(858-657-7000) | (619) 543-7878

Tuesday

10:00 a.m. (2nd Tuesdays only)
La Leche League North County Coastal
Lanikai Lane Mobile Home Park Community Room  – Just off the Coast Highway between Poinsettia & Palomar Airport Rd.
Christina: chrisnu7@roadrunner.com | Margi: mgrant1@san.rr.com | Facebook

10:00 a.m.
UCSD Thornton Hospital – 9300 Campus Point Drive La Jolla, CA 92037
Lycan Room 1-245, First Floor near Radiology
(800)926-8273

11:00 a.m.
(First Tuesday of the month only)
Mamas Circle II – Full Term (“Extended”) Breastfeeding Support
Mamas & Milk – 15706 Pomerado Rd. Suite 108, Poway
(858) 218-MILK (6455) | www.mamasandmilk.com | info@mommasandmilk.com

1:00 p.m.
Babies in Bloom Lactation Lounge – 1948 Via Centre Vista, CA 92081
(760) 940-BABY (2229) | www.babies-in-bloom.com

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Palomar Health Downtown Campus, 555 East Valley Pkwy., Escondido 92025
Education Classroom, Lobby Level
(760) 739-2434 | www.palomarhealth.org

Wednesday
9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Tri-City Medical Center, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA, French Rooms
robinkaplan@sdbfc.com

10:00 am
B.O.O.B.s Free Lactation Support Group
Cap Wellness Center – 535 Encinitas Blvd #115, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-9715 | http://www.capwellnesscenter.com

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Scripps
Vista United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
490 South Melrose Avenue, Vista, CA 92081
1-800-SCRIPPS (800-727-4777)

Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon (3rd Thursdays only)
La Leche League of Poway
Carmel Mountain Library – 12095 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128
Patty: pattyandpaul@cox.net | Sara: sara.heckelll@cox.net | Facebook

6:30 p.m. (1st Thursdays only)
La Leche League Camp Pendleton – On Base (Anyone welcome)
Britni (405) 508-1067 | britni.means@gmail.com
La Leche League of San Diego Supports Military Mamas | Facebook

7:00 p.m. (2nd Thursdays only)
La Leche League of Escondido
Michelle: (760) 741-7268 | lllofescondido@yahoo.com

Friday

10:00 a.m.
Breastfeeding Circle
Pregnancy Sanctuary – 466 North Coast Hwy. 101 Encinitas, CA 92024
lane.catherinemary@gmail.com

10:30 a.m.
Mamas & Milk  – 15706 Pomerado Rd. Suite 108 Poway, CA 92064
(858)-218-MILK (6455) | www.mamasandmilk.com | tiffanykyle@gmail.com

11:00 a.m.
Babies in Bloom Lactation Lounge – 1948 Via Centre Vista, CA 92081
(760) 940-BABY (2229) | www.babies-in-bloom.com

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Scripps
San Dieguito United Methodist Church
170 Calle Maglalena, Room 9/10, Encinitas, CA 92024
1-800-SCRIPPS (800-727-4777)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Palomar Health
Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road, 1st floor, Poway 92064
Education Classroom, First Floor
(858) 613-4053 | www.palomarhealth.org

1:30 p.m. (2nd Fridays only)
La Leche League Oceanside
Capistrano Park – 770 Capistrano Dr, Oceanside
(760) 453-1372 | El: email

Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo, Lower Lever Conference Room – 15004 Innovation Drive San Diego, CA 92128
1-800-SCRIPPS (800-727-4777)  

 

Facebook Support Groups

Badass Breastfeeders of San Diego
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BadassBreastfeedersofSanDiego

Babies in Bloom Lactation Lounge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BiBLactationLounge/

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