CLASS OUTLINE

What You Will Learn in HypnoBirthing®

 HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2 1/2-3 hour classes. If you are very near to your birthing time, occasionally your Practitioner can make special arrangements for individual classes with you.


Unit 1 – Setting the stage

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 -Pre-birth family bonding and preparing your mind and 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 – Self-hypnosis visualization and advanced deepening

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 – Overview and summary of childbirth

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 – Birthing – The final act and bonding

Moving into birthing Positions for descent and birthing Breathing baby down to birth Baby moves to the breast Family bonding with your baby 

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