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Hypnobirthing classes are taught in a format of four to five, 2  1/2-hour classes, in order for the techniques to be thoroughly taught, learned and practiced by couples.  Please be aware that there will be a little homework for each couple and this will include regular activities up to the birth of your baby.

 

What I will teach in my  Hypnobirthing Class:

 

 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

 

 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 companion’s role in birthing
• Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning

 

 Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
• Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
• Preparing the Body for Birthing
• Light Touch Labour 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.

 

 An overview of Birthing – A Labour 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 – Companion’s  prompts and activities
• As labour advances – birthing with your baby
• Protecting the natural birthing experience
• Birth rehearsal imagery

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

All sessions are informal and allow for you and your partner to participate in the activities we cover.

The course content is the same for one to one courses, although delivered over three sessions.

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