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Thanks for visiting The Birth Year!

We offer a fresh selection of guided-relaxation recordings and music tracks to support your healthy pregnancy, gentle childbirth, successful breastfeeding, postpartum healing, and joyful parenting.

You can find our downloadable audio tracks for sale by choosing from the links above or just start browsing.

We strongly recommend that you enroll in a birth hypnosis class in addition to working with these hypnobirthing recordings! Learn more about Curtis Method Hypnobirthing classes here.

Dealing with fears and anxiety about your upcoming birth? Our Fear Release track can help you release fear and replace it with confidence and love.

Overdue and anxious to meet your little one? The Prenatal Bonding track gives you a chance to “meet” your baby face to face, releasing oxytocin and suppressing stress hormones which can stall or even delay labor.  We recommend that you purchase the Fear Release and Prenatal Bonding together, as they work synergistically to replace fear with love and excitement.

Need relief from the aches and pains of pregnancy, without drugs? Creating Hypno-Anesthesia (Glove Anesthesia) employs a powerful but simple mental-anesthesia technique to teach you to release and control your body’s natural painkillers: the hormones known as endorphins. This script works best when practiced frequently. Listened to regularly, it will keep you incredibly relaxed and comfortable throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. This is our best-selling track!

Want to avoid an episiotomy or tearing? The Perineal Massage Program is a gentle way to prepare your body for childbirth without perineal trauma. Learn how to actively relax, let go, and open the birth path in response to pressure, so that your body knows exactly what to do during crowning and birth.

Recovering from childbirth, C-section, or any other major life events? Your Healing Place is a restorative journey where you can create mental, emotional, and physical wellness for yourself throughout your life. Use the power of your mind-body connection to support a quick postpartum recovery and joyful transition into parenting. This track works wonders for new dads too!

Need help and support with breastfeeding?  Our Breastfeeding Techniques and Affirmations Track will increase your confidence and relaxation as you learn to breastfeed. Positive imagery and affirmations have been shown to increase milk supply, improve the let-down reflex, reduce discomfort and help you get a good start to your breastfeeding relationship.

Coming Soon! Check back regularly for new additions to our deep relaxation tracks:  Confident Childbirth Affirmations, Glove Anesthesia for Postpartum and Beyond, Your Birthing Control Panel, C-Section Recovery and more are soon to be added.

Looking for music to create a perfect mood for birth, relaxation, meditation, massage, or yoga classes? Each of the tracks on Israel Curtis’s album “Origins of Stillness” is designed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, slow brain waves, and encourage the mind-body connection.

We believe that guided meditation and deep relaxation can give your mind and body the confidence and serenity to have the joyful pregnancy, beautiful birth experience, and healthy postpartum you desire. Our scripts are written and performed by Certified Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Hypno-Doula Laura Curtis, who is also a professional singer and voice-over artist.