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Visualizing Birth

March 5, 2012

The Crowning Rose – this image is used in the HypnoBirthing program to help expectant moms visualize their body opening easily and gently like a rose when their baby emerges.

Just found an absolutely COOL website – especially for any of your birth/symbol/art junkies!  This is just perfect.  The site is called Visualizing Birth.  It’s a collection of art and images relating to birth.  And includes articles about birth as they relate to the images.  The subconscious mind is the most powerful part of our mind and it’s also sometimes the most misunderstood.  It’s the repository of all our ideas and experiences and the beliefs that have arisen because of those experiences.  It’s like an inner road map to reality.  What do images have to do with all that?  Well the language of the subconscious is feeling, imagery and imagination.  Symbols, art and images fit right in with it.  That’s what makes visualization so powerful.

Check it out.

If you love it as much as me – let me know!

Have a great day,


ps. Looking for more birth and pregnancy art?

Here’s a link to my collection of personal favourites

Also check out these websites.

Birth Art Mandalas by Amy Swagman

The Pregnant Earth & The Wisdom from the Way Of The Womb  by Anra Mael

If You Like this Post, You Might Also Enjoy Learning More About the Power of Symbols in This Two Articles.

Whetting Your Symbolic Appetite

This is the first in a series of articles exploring symbols as they pertain to pregnancy and birth.  If you’re not already a symbolism junkie, get ready to be a convert!  Read on to discover how easily you can use the power of form as you deepen your hypnobirthing practice.  As the adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  Symbols, including letters and numbers, are the currency of the subconscious mind.  Keep Reading



Growing Your Symbolic Appetite : The Circle

Further to last issue’s introduction to symbolism, this time around we’re looking at the Circle, a form well-attuned to birth, indeed. Universally, the circle represents completeness, infinity, wholeness, focus, and unity.  Keep Reading

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2012 9:41 pm

    Hi Marie, this is Anna from Visualizing Birth…thank you so much for your post here about my website! I am writing because I love the HypnoBirthing Crowning Rose image that you also have here. I would really like to write about this image but cannot find its origin anywhere on the internet. Do you know where it comes from or to whom I might speak about it? Thank you for any info!

    • August 7, 2012 8:04 am

      Hi Anna,
      Good to hear from you. The HypnoBirthing Crowning Rose painting was done by a hypnobirting practitioner/artist whose name is Gisela (I believe). I know that she gave hypnobirthing practitioners permission to share the image with all the families we work with, so there is a good chance she would give you permission to share on your site. I don’t have her contact info, but Mickey Mongan who leads hypnobirthing will have it. Her contact info is Mickey Mongan,
      All the best,

  2. September 25, 2012 10:19 pm

    Hi Marie,

    Thank you for your response and for this information, which I only just came across today! I very much appreciate it and will contact Mickey Mongan.

    Thanks again and best wishes,

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