About HypnoBirthing® Classes

In the Prenatal HypnoBirthing® classes you will learn:

  • How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture, and birth your baby with ease and comfort;
  • How to achieve safer, easier, and more comfortable birth;
  • Why pain is not a necessary accompaniment to labor;
  • You will learn deep relaxation techniques to help you eliminate the Fear—Tension—Pain Syndrome;
  • To create your body’s own natural epidural (endorphins), the only safe labor enhancement;
  • Natural ways to bring your body into labor without artificial induction;
  • How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene, and joyful rather than tense and stressful;
  • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing;
  • To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended.

Cost of the entire 5 weeks course is $445 CAD (taxes included)

Class Outline

Setting the Stage

Dehypnotizing & Building a Positive  Expectancy
Introduction & Philosophy
History of Women & Birthing
Pioneers in Natural Birthing
How the Uterus Works Normally
Emergency Room/Healing Room
Why Labor Hurts / Why it doesn’t have to hurt
Autonomic Nervous System-Fear-Tension-Pain-Syndrome
Hypnosis & Deep Relaxation

Falling in Love with Your Baby- prebirth Parenting - Preparing Your Mind and Body

Birth Videos
Prebirth, Perinatal, and Postnatal Bonding
Background of prebirth Bonding Studies
Suggestions for prebirth Bonding
Prenatal Bonding
Preparing your Mind and Body for Birthing Success
Five Basic HypnoBirthing Techniques
Self-Hypnosis and Relaxation
Preparing Your Body for Healthy Birthing
Nutrition
Body Toning Exercises
Perineal Massage

Advanced Visualization & Deepening

Birth Videos
Labor and Birthing Visualizations
Practice Scripts for Deepening  Relaxation
Birth Preferences
Hospital Tour, Registration
Breech Presentation
Looking at Your Guess Date (Due Date)
Special Circumstances
Avoiding Artificial Induction
Using Natural Means to Initiate Labor
Child Birth-A Labor of Love Prelude to Labor
Your Body and Your Baby-Working  with You and For You
Releasing Emotions, Fears and Limiting Thoughts

Overview and Summary of Childbirth

Birth Videos
Pre-labor Tricksters
Thinning and Opening Phase
Arriving at the Hospital
Birth Companion’s Role
Partner’s Affirmations for Birth
Birth Simply Explained
As Labor Moves Along
If Labor Slows or Rests
Misconceptions about Labor
Hallmarks of Labor—what is Happening as Labor Advances
Birth Rehearsal Imagery

Birthing—the Final Act and Bonding

Mother Nears Completion—thinning and opening phase ends
Optimal Positioning for Baby During Labor and Birth
Positions for Descent & Birthing
Repositioning Baby
Birthing Phase—Descent
Birth’s Perfect Design—the Final Act
First Breastfeeding—Self-Attachment
Baby’s First Hour

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