Meet The Hosts

Cynthia Overgard
Cynthia Overgard is the founder of HypnoBirthing of Connecticut, LLC and producer of the Down To Birth show. She has authored numerous articles in award-winning international publications and has personally worked with thousands of women and couples through pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum since 2007. She is certified in HypnoBirthing and is trained in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International. Cynthia has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and an MBA in Finance. After experiencing her own beautiful and empowered waterbirths to her son and daughter, she resigned from a fulfilling corporate career in risk management and completed a ten-year term at University of Connecticut as a Professor of Finance in order to transition into the field of women's health as an educator and advocate for informed birthing. 

Cynthia continues to teach live online HypnoBirthing classes to couples globally and runs a weekly postpartum support group. Her classes and programs can be viewed at HypnoBirthing of CT.
Trisha Ludwig
Trisha Ludwig is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with a Master’s degree from Yale School of Nursing. After practicing as a homebirth midwife she started a holistic gynecology and women’s health practice, which she ran for 10 years. She is passionate about supporting and optimizing women’s transitions through the major shifts such as pregnancy, postpartum, peri-menopause, and menopause. She believes in treating health issues on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level.

She is a mother of three children, all of whom were born at home. It is her knowledge as a midwife and women’s health practitioner, but most importantly as a mother herself, which gives her first-hand insight into the complex emotional shifts of the postpartum transition. As a woman who is equally passionate about her work as she is about mothering, she understands the process of “becoming mom.”

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