Course Details

What You Will Learn in HypnoBirthing® Classes

Image credit Heidi Daniels::the dc birth photographer

Image credit Heidi Daniels::the dc birth photographer


HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2 1/2-hour classes.

Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy

• Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy

• The History of Women and Birthing

• Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing

• How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth

• How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts

• The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.

• Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos

Unit 2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body

• The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques

• Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques

• Breathing techniques for labor and birthing

• Hypnotic relaxation and visualization

• Selecting the right care provider

• The Birth companion’s role in birthing

• Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning

Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

• Preparing Birth Preference Sheets

• Preparing the Body for Birthing

• Light Touch Labor Massage

• Your body working for and with you

• Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor

• Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.

Unit 4: An overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love

• Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase

• Birth explained simply

• Settling in at the hospital or birthing center

• Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth

• As labor moves along – passing time through labor

• Hallmarks of labor

• If labor rests or slows – Companion’s  prompts and activities

• As labor advances – birthing with your baby

• Protecting the natural birthing experience

• Birth rehearsal imagery

Unit 5: Birth – Breathing Love – Bringing Life

• Moving into birthing

• Positions for descent and birthing

• Breathing baby down to birth

• Family bonding with your baby

• Baby moves to the breast

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May/June--Saturdays starting 5/21
June/July--Thursdays starting 6/16

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