Havening is an elegant and powerful technique that can heal trauma, build mental resilience and promote a stress-free pregnancy.

The gentle touch techniques used in Havening helps develop a healthy neurological landscape and can improve birth outcome for the woman and her baby.

When havened, women report feeling a sense of joy and connection during and after birth.




To save the baby, save the mother. For no-one can love and protect her child as fiercely as she.” -Kimm sun


Kimm Sun is a New York City midwife who has developed a comprehensive approach to prenatal care that effectively addresses the mental wellness of her clients along with their physical health. Her birth team uses Havening to clear past trauma, alleviate stress, and build resilience so that women can move through labor and motherhood in the healthiest emotional state possible.

Pregnant women will experience different levels of stress, uncertainty or upheaval, some manageable and some extremely debilitating. They frequently turn to their caregivers, such as their midwives for help. As a certified trainer, Kimm has worked with founders of the Havening Technique to design a perinatal Havening course, and to teach this remarkable technique to all birth professionals. This includes doulas, nurses, doctors, lactation consultants, childbirth educators, physical therapist, social workers, and mental health therapists.

Her mission is to advocate for a supported and safe childbirth through a holistic and human approach that is the hallmark of Havening.

Kimm also founded The Human Birth Project and The Intact Birth, social media platforms that engage women and inform them about their bodies and their choices.


UN Commission on the Status of Women 2018
“The Human Birth Project – Empowering women in pregnancy and Childbirth”

Havening Techniques Global Conference 2018, New York
“Bonding and Trauma in Birth: two sides of the same coin.”

UN Commission on the Status of Women 2019
“Perinatal Mental Health for the People – a midwifery strategy for accessibility”


American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Region 1 Meeting 2019, Yale University
“Harnessing the Midwifery Touch for Trauma Healing”

Midwifery Alliance of North America (MANA) Conference 2019, Austin
“Secondary Traumatic Stress prevention with Havening”

Havening Techniques Global Conference, Dublin 2020
“The Emotional Arc of Pregnancy”