HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free birth.
This amazing program teaches you, along with your birth partner, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner.
You will learn how to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant, and therefore lessen, or eliminate, discomfort and the need for medical intervention.
When you are properly prepared for childbirth and when the mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all other mothers in nature.
Through self-hypnosis and special breathing visualization techniques, HypnoBirthing® teaches you to release fear and to trust your body’s ability to birth instinctively.
Unit 1 – Setting the Stage Dehypnotizing & Building a Positive Expectancy
Philosophy and Beginnings of HypnoBirthing®
History of Women and Birthing
How the Uterus Works in Birthing
What’s Wrong with Labor
How Fear Affects Labor
The Origin of Fear and Pain in Labor
The Power of the Mind
The Laws of the Mind and Change
Breathing and Relaxation Building
Positive Images of Birth
Unit 2 – Falling in Love with Your Baby Pre-Birth Parenting, Preparing Your Mind and Body
Pre-Birth, Perinatal, and Postnatal Bonding
Background of Fetology Studies
Selecting Care Providers
Preparing the Mind for Birth
Special Breathing Techniques
Hypnosis Deepening and Visualization
Preparing the Body for Birthing
Building a Partnership with Care Providers
Unit 3 – Advanced Visualization and Deepening Labor and Birthing Visualizations and Deepenings
Turning Breech-Presented Babies
Looking at the “Estimated Due Date”
Avoiding Artificial Induction
Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
How the Body Prepares for Birth
Initiating Labor Naturally
Your Body’s Perfect Design
Releasing Fears & Limiting Thoughts
Unit 4 – Overview and Summary of Childbirth
The Onset of Labor
Birth Companion’s Support Role
Thinning and Opening Phase
Labor Slows or Rests
Misconceptions about Labor
Birth Companion Advocates for Mother and Baby
Hallmarks as Labor Advances
Birth Rehearsal Imagery
Unit 5 – Birthing The Final Act and Bonding
Mother Nears Completion
Optimal Positioning for Baby in Labor & Birth
Positions During Labor, Descent and Birthing
Birthing Phase, Descent, Birth Breathing
Birth’s Perfect Design
Breathing Through Labor
Breathing with Birth
The Magical First Hour
Bonding with Baby
"...the hypnobirthing® course made the world of difference for us. I am so thankful!"
"...the greatest aspect of the course for me was moving away from fear to an empowered mindset about my birth."