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What you will learn in class

The course is structured in a way so that your mind and body will be conditioned to relax and let go.  The 5 sessions are set out as follows:

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 labour and birthing

• Hypnotic relaxation and visualization

• Selecting the right care provider

• The birth partner's role in birthing

• Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning


Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby


• Preparing Birth Preference sheet (birth plan)

• Preparing the body for birthing

• Light Touch Massage

• Your body working for and with you

• Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labour

• Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.


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


• Onset of Labour – Thinning and Opening Phase

• Birth explained simply

• Settling in at the hospital or birthing centre

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

• As labour moves along – passing time through labour

• Hallmarks of labour

• If labour rests or slows – birth partner's prompts & prompts and activities

• As labour 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

• Advice and help with breastfeeding & baby care


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