When overcome by birth trauma or breastfeeding grief, mothers need specialized help, which, frankly, is not available to most mothers. This hole in the healthcare system leaves mothers feeling alone and confused.

Hilary Jacobson’s book Healing Breastfeeding Grief was written to change this situation. It shows ways to work through trauma and cultivate feelings of connection between you and your baby. The book serves as a guide for mothers and therapists, doulas, midwives, and anyone working with mothers after childbirth.

Hilary Jacobson became certified in hypnotherapy in 2013. At first, she viewed the ten week, 200 hour program as an opportunity to learn more about psychology and language, as a “nice way to spend summer vacation.”

But toward the end of the certification program, she realized that she had inadvertently stumbled onto a therapeutic model that could be used very effectively to help mothers suffering from childbirth trauma and/or breastfeeding grief.

Hilary understood that very little true support or therapy is available to mothers for their emotional issues. She had listened to hundreds of mothers express their grief and trauma over the years, and had longed for a way to help them quickly move out of their negative feelings and into the loving, lighthearted relationship with their baby that every mother wants to have.

Hilary dived into hypnotherapy and in the years that followed, she developed hypno-counseling methods that lead to remarkable, quick and enduring changes in a mother’s state of mind and heart. (See testimonial below.)

She continued to study, and is certified in areas of hypnotherapy that allow her to work with medical issues and pain management, emotional issues and mindfulness. Check out Hilary’s website Healing Way Hypnosis.


Call Hilary for an initial free consult, to see if she might be a good resource for you:

(541) 708-3564

Testimonial – Breastfeeding Grief and Trauma

“The hypnotherapy sessions with Hilary changed my life. I was in a deep depression before I saw her. I wasn’t able to breastfeed my baby due to many health issues. So my life was dedicated to pumping and trying to build my milk supply. Yet I was so devastated to not be able to feed my baby it was taking over my life. I was angry. I was embarrassed. I felt inadequate. All I could do was cry. I would cry multiple times a day. I felt so out of control. And then I saw Hilary. I will never forget our first session together. It was profound. It literally changed my outlook on life. And I haven’t cried since then. After several sessions, I continued to feel so much calmer and more grounded. And I am a much better mother for my son because of it. Hilary understood everything I was going through and we were able to process it in a way that I could let go of the pain and move on to enjoy the pleasures of being a mother. I will forever be grateful for my experience with Hilary and highly recommend it to anyone who is going through a tough time.” -A.V. Oregon


Testimonial – Breastfeeding Grief and Trauma

“When I read Hilary’s book Breastfeeding Grief, I felt like someone was speaking my mind for the first time about the pain I suffered. When I did my first hypnosis with Hilary she got right to the root of the problem, and the pain significantly shifted. Hilary found a way to guide me into a deep and almost primal attachment again with my child, in a way that no other Doctor, midwife, therapist, or healer seemed to be able to understand. Hilary knows so much about pregnancy, babies, food, health, culture AND life— Try a session with her if you are looking for someone smart to help you in a concrete and meaningful way move forward from pain and confusion.” – E.L. Oregon