A shorter, easier, safer way to labor and birth

In fact, your partner will gain the skills of a Doula! Together, you’ll share in a life-changing journey filled with knowledge, intimacy, serenity and love. 

Hypnobirth Classes
The Tao of Birthing®

Prepare for a magical, practical, holistic labor and birth! With or without Epidural. For hospital or home. In person and online. Groups and private. Based in West Los Angeles.

Caitlin Philips, M.A.
Hypnobirth Educator

A Doula for 27 years. Clinical Hypnotherapist and HB Educator for 16 years, with a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology. I teach the ways of cesarean prevention. I show couples how to govern their birth experience, even in Hospital! I created The Tao of Birthing® in 2005. 


The Tao Of Birthing® guides you to the most profound of all human connections — MamaBaby bonding! And from this bond, newborns set forth the imprint of a more peaceful world.

Evidence-based • Empowering • Transformational 

For Home, Hospital and Free-Standing Birth Centers

The Tao of Birthing® is a comprehensive Hypnobirth program. You’ll learn everything you would in any birth class, plus much more! You’ll be fully prepared in body, mind and spirit. 

The Tao of Birthing® turns fear into confidence, doubt into delight, and limiting beliefs into an expansive experience.

You’ll Learn How To:

  • go with the flow of labor
  • trust the wisdom of birth
  • strengthen your mental and physical stamina
  • accept your unique process
  • honor your baby’s unique process 

What is “The Tao”?

In Tao there is no right or wrong, no good or bad, no more or less. There is only surrendering to what is, and the continuation of a journey.

You know the expression, “Go with the flow?”
It originated from a philosophy called The Tao.
Translated, The Tao means The Way.

Because birth is unpredictable, there isn’t a birth-plan for the nurses nor a conversation with your doctor to ensure the experience you imagine. And if that’s the case, if your labor takes a turn you hadn’t initially desired, you’ll walk The Way of Tao.

I created The Tao of Birthing® to ease any sense of disappointment or regret should challenging surprises arise during labor. In the aftermath, there’s no “woulda, coulda, shouldas.” Rather, there’s acceptance and peace. This is the way to establish a clear, deep and immediate bond with your newborn, and for that bond to deepen through your “4th trimester” and beyond!

With one small step, the journey is begun

-Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching