Along with wonderfully relaxing hypnosis scripts and audio tracks to listen to during the week, below is some of what we’ll discuss during class time.
Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies:
Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset; Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology; Belief Systems; The Power of Words and How They Affect Us; How Your Mind Works – The Conscious and Subconscious; The Mind/Body Connection; What Hypnosis is and is NOT; Demonstrations of Hypnosis; How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor; Fear Clearing for Childbirth; The Importance of Daily Birthing Affirmations; The Gifts Your Body Gives You – Your Beautiful Uterus and How it Works; Creating Your “Mental Lightswitch”. Partner Communication Exercise and the “Contract of Trust”.
Class 2: Staying Healthy and Low Risk:
Importance of Diet in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; The High Protein Advantage; Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy; Drinking Water for Two; Avoidance of Harmful Substances; Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions; Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy; Introduction of the Stages of Labor including the “Baby-Kindness” Stage; New Baby Sensitivity Through Bonding; Using Hypnosis for Pregnancy Discomforts and Health; Prenatal Exercises for Birth; Birth Partner Assistance
Class 3: Your Options in Birthing:
Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” audio track; The Importance of Making Excelling Birthing Decisions; the “Big Secrets”. Detailed Childbirth Choices – Risks, Benefits and Alternatives for Common Procedures; Getting Informed Consent, Hospital Forms and Your Rights; Questions for Caregivers – Consumer Issues and Positive Communication; Creating the Birth Plan of Your Dreams; “Big” Babies; Packing Your Birth Bag; Touring Your Place of Birth; Benefits of a Professional Labor Assistant; “Hypno-Doulas”; Introduction of Belly Lift Techniques.
Class 4: The Onset of Labor:
Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy; Preparing for Your Birthing Day; Signs That Your Birth is Beginning; Amniotic Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices; True vs. “False” Labor; How to Time Your Birthing Waves (contractions); Your Birth Log; When to go to the Birth Place; Automatic Comfort and Relaxation on “The Drive” and Arrival at Your Place of Birth (if out of your home); Hypno-Guardians; Nurses – the Unsung Heroes; Using Hypnosis for Comfort During Internal Exams; Dilation; Effacement, Position and Station of Baby; The Beautiful Progress of Labor, Including Fast, Average and Slow or Stalled Labor; Artificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques; Creating a Safe and Serene Birthing Environment; Nausea Elimination; Optimum Fetal Positioning.
Class 5: Birth Partners, Transformation and Birth:
Birth Partners Training: Your Role During Pregnancy and Birthing Reviewed; How a Labor Assistant Can Help the Hypno-Partner; Four pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques; the Change of Plans Hypnosis Script. Late First Stage Labor – Transformation (or transition); Hypnosis Deepening Techniques; Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind and Your Baby; Protecting the Hypno-Mom!; Effective Positions for Birthing; Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball; Exhale Pushing and Avoiding the “Ring of Fire” with Hypnosis; Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction, Pitocin, Post-Partum Choices. Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental Lightswitch, Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Avoiding a Cesarean Section.
Class 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond:
In-depth Birthing Rehearsal using all your Hypnobabies Techniques, Birth Balls, Walking, Positional Changes and Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis; This is when our Hypno-Moms and Birth Partners practice their Hypnobabies cues and techniques together, in hypnosis, culminating with “giving birth” using Hypno-Anesthesia.
New Baby Care: Baby Kindness, Apgar Scores, Normal Newborn Appearance, and Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing… or Not?, Rooming In; A good Start with Breastfeeding, Latching, Non-Schedules, Breastfeeding Resources, Attachment Parenting Information
And much, much more!!!
Your Hypnobabies course materials include: your 284 page book packed full of the latest birthing information, the Quick Reference/Birth Partner’s Guide booklet, Childbirth Hypnosis Class Scripts workbook, 14 audio tracks (given on CD or MP3), numerous weekly hand-outs with more valuable resources, and a ton of other surprise goodies!
Hypnobabies is a dynamic, fun, and super relaxing six-week class series. It’s like taking your mind to a 5-Star Beach and Spa Resort every week! Each class meets for 3 – 3 ½ hours – that’s 40% MORE class time than other childbirth hypnosis methods for greater confidence at birth. Currently, I teach classes on Saturdays starting at 5:30pm. (Other class times are available.) Contact me for more information about all of your Hypnobabies options. Click on Calendar to see my upcoming schedule.