Cynthia Overgard first joined Pathways as the author of our Winter 2009 feature story, Taking Charge of Giving Birth. She has published work in various media, and is an Advisory Board Member of the International Maternity Institute. Cynthia water-birthed both her son and daughter, and considers it among her life missions to support pregnant couples with education, preparation and a healthy dose of common sense. As the founder and owner of HypnoBirthing of CT, Cynthia has prepared hundreds of couples to experience their own beautiful, satisfying births. Cynthia’s favorite expression comes from her power yoga instructor, Bryan Kest: “Hear everyone; Listen to yourself.” Cynthia and her family live a holistic, vegetarian lifestyle in Westport, CT, and enjoy outdoor family time hiking, swimming, and exploring their local beaches.