Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Classes
Classes Beginning May 2019
Hypnobabies® is a six-week series taught by certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructors (HCHI). Each class is 3.5 hours in length. All class materials are included in the price of the class. The cost of the series is $350 for group classes and $700 for private classes.
A comprehensive Hypnobabies workbook (around 200 pages)
17 hypnosis tracks for the Hypno-Mom
1 hypnosis track for the Birth Partner
Hypnobabies Quick Reference Guide for use during your birthing time
The Birth Partner’s Guide Booklet
6 Hypnobabies scripts in a spiral bound book
25 additional handouts and brochures, including instructions for the Abdominal Lift and Tuck technique.
What will you learn in a Hypnobabies Class Series?
This is a complete childbirth education class!! No other classes will be needed. You will learn hypnosis to keep you relaxed, comfortable, and confident during your birthing time. The class explains in detail how to stay as healthy and low-risk as possible during your pregnancy. You will receive detailed information on the most common medical interventions so you can be an informed consumer, tips for creating the perfect birth for you, an in-depth nutrition and exercise program, information on optimum fetal positioning, turning a posterior baby, bonding and communication exercises, and much more. Hypnobabies classes include wonderful information on commonly used natural birthing methods in addition to the deep hypnosis techniques that make Hypnobabies so unique and effective.
Your hypnosis instruction includes real Medical Hypnosis techniques; the same ones used for non-anesthetic medical and dental surgical procedures. You also learn “Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis”, which means you are pre-programmed with deep hypnotic suggestions that you can walk and talk and move around easily during your birth, allowing for more effective descent and better positioning of your baby, while you remain completely relaxed and comfortable!
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; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing - Part 1; “Becoming Dad” - Part 1; The Importance of Daily Pregnancy 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.”
Hypnosis Script: “Learning Self-Hypnosis” (Entering hypnosis on your own and controlling all sensations in your body)
Class 2: Staying Healthy and Safe
Importance of Staying Healthy and Safe in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; The High Protein Advantage; Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy; Hydration for Two; Avoidance of Harmful Substances; Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions; Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing - Part 2; “Becoming Dad” - Part 2; 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 an Easier Birth; Birth Partner Assistance.
Hypnosis Script: “Creating Anesthesia” (Modifying your hypnosis to include Hypno-anesthesia and “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”)
Class 3: Your Options in Birthing
Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” audio track; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing - Part 3; “Becoming Dad” - Part 3; The Importance of Making Excellent 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 the Abdominal Lift and Tuck Birthing Techniques; Preparation for Comfortable Pushing.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools” (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and Hypno-anesthesia instantly)
Class 4: The Onset of Labor
Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing - Part 4; “Becoming Dad” - Part 4; Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy; Preparing for your Birthing Day; Signs of Birthing 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.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 - Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia.” (Birth Partner Cues for instantly deepening hypnosis and moving anesthesia around to different areas of your body)
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; 4 Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques; the Change of Plans Hypnosis Script, Late First Stage Labor - Transition…or “Transformation”; 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; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing - Part 5; “Becoming Dad” - Part 5.
Hypnosis techniques practice: Using Hypnobabies in the Moment! Full practice of our Hypnobabies Lightswitch techniques, Peace cue, Release cue, Birth Partner’s cues, and Moving Hypno-Anesthesia around Your Body.
Class 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond
In-depth Birthing Rehearsal using all Hypnobabies Techniques, Birth Balls, Walking, Positional Changes and Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis where our Hypno-Moms and Birth Partners practice their Hypnobabies cues and techniques together, in hypnosis, culminating with “giving birth” using Hypno-Anesthesia.
New Mother and Baby Care: “Becoming Dad” - Part 6; Support for the New Family during the First 2 Weeks Postpartum; Care for the New Mother; Baby Kindness; Normal Newborn Appearance; Creating a Newborn Baby Care Plan/Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing ... or Not?; Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In; Breastfeeding, an Overview; Breastfeeding and Jaundice, Latching, Non-Schedules, Laid-Back Breastfeeding; BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, and much more!