HypnoBirthing Class Description

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

Baby moves to the breast

Family bonding with your baby