HypnoBirthing® Prenatal Education Classes | Stork to Cradle Doula
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HYPNOBIRTHING® PRENATAL EDUCATION CLASSES

HypnoBirthing® is a proven approach (and philosophy) to childbirth. HypnoBirthing® is not a new concept but rather a revival of the way of birth of thousands of years ago. The method teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, labor can be a natural, calm and gentle experience for mother, partner and baby.

Through a program of relaxation, visualization, self-hypnosis, special breathing techniques and education, you will learn how to create the calm birth you have envisioned. You will start to see birth as normal. You will learn that your birthing muscles work best when your body is relaxed and how to achieve this kind of relaxation. You will learn to trust that your body knows how to birth your baby.

HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2.5 hour classes. If you’re nearing your birthing time, we may be able to make special arrangments for individual classes.

Learn more about HypnoBirthing® and the philosophy behind it here: http://www.hypnobirthing.com

What You Will Learn in Our HynpBirthing® 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
Introduction to breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques
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
The Birth companion’s role in birthing
Preparing your body for birthing
Beautiful birth videos

 

Unit 3 – Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

Preparing Birth Preferences
Preparing the Body for Birthing
Light Touch Labor Massage
Your body working for and with you
Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts
Breathing and relaxation techniques continued
Beautiful birth videos

 

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
Birth rehearsal imagery
Breathing and relaxation techniques continued
Beautiful birth videos

 

Unit 5 – Birth, Breathing Love, Bringing Life

Moving into birthing phase
Positions for descent and birthing
Breastfeeding
Postpartum experiences
Family bonding with your baby
Breathing and relaxation techniques continued
Beautiful birth videos

HypnoBirthing® stats:

  • From 2005 to 2010 17% of US HypnoBirthing® mothers birthed via C-Section, compared to the national average of 32%
  • 9.5% of HypnoBirthing® mothers chose to birth in the comfort of their homes. The national average is less than 1%
  • Only 23% of HypnoBirthing® mothers birthing vaginally had epidural anesthesia, compared to the national average of 71%.

Register by completing the form below, emailing us or calling 250-819-9660!


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