What is Hypnobabies?
Hypnobabies® is a 6 week *complete childbirth education course* using Gerald Kein’s Painless Childbirth techniques instead of simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery. We use our Hypnobabies Workbook, CDs and hypnosis scripts to train the inner mind that contractions in labor will be felt only as pressure, pushing, pulling and baby movement sensations. Hypnobabies uses the same kind of hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any medication, which is called hypno-anesthesia. Our classes also teach the Hypnobabies Birth Partners how to fully support our Hypno-moms, although Hypnobabies can also be used very successfully by single mothers. Although not every woman will have a completely pain-free unmedicated birthing experience, all of them will have a much easier and more comfortable birth by using Hypnobabies, which is a great gift for our Hypno-Moms, their Birth Partners and their Hypno-babies.
Here is the outline for the full 6 week LIVE class:
Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies:
Students are introduced to Hypnobabies’ philosophies and positive mindset. Discussions include belief systems, the power of words and their affect, how the conscious and subconscious mind work, the mind and body connection, and what hypnosis is and is NOT. Additional topics include how fear can affect comfort level and the length of labor, and partner communication exercises and the “Contract of Trust”. This class also includes a demonstration of “Learning Self-Hypnosis,” an exercise in which you learn to enter hypnosis on your own and control all sensations in your body.
Class 2: Staying Healthy and Low Risk:
Students learn the importance of nutritional and dietary health in pregnancy. Some of the topics include a discussion on diet, nutritional guidelines, advantages of high levels of protein, effects of salt and calcium, avoidance of harmful substances, ideal sleeping positions, natural comfort measures, using hypnosis for discomfort and health, and birth partner assistance.
The in-class hypnosis session “Creating Anesthesia” is introduced to teach students how to modify your hypnosis to include Hypno-anesthesia and “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis.”
Class 3: Your Options in Birthing:
This session focuses on the importance of a couple’s choices in preparation for birth and the birthing experience itself. Discussions will include the importance of making informed birthing decisions, the benefits of and alternatives to common procedures, getting informed consent, your rights in a hospital, questions for caregivers, packing your birth bag, and the benefits of professional labor assistants and “Hypno-Doulas.”
We introduce the book “Back Labor NO More,” and our in-class hypnosis session “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools,” teaches cues for deepening hypnosis and anesthesia instantly.
Class 4: The Onset of Labor:
In this class students learn about the process of events that unfold as the birthing process begins. We will discuss your estimated “due date,” signs of the onset of labor, how to time your contractions, true labor vs. “pre-” labor, and when to go to your birth place and what to expect upon arrival. Additional topics include using hypnosis for comfort during internal exams, the progress of labor, natural induction techniques vs. artificial induction, eliminating nausea, and optimum fetal positioning.
We continue with “Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 – Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia,” where couples learn birth partner cues for instantly deepening hypnosis and moving anesthesia around to different areas of your body.
Class 5: Birth Partners, Transformation and Birth:
Our fifth class focuses on the role and importance of birth partners and about progressing through the stages of labor. Subjects include the role of birth partners during pregnancy and birth, how a labor assistant can help the partner, effective birthing positions, exhale pushing using hypnosis, the placenta, fear cleansing, avoiding a Cesarean Section, and post-partum choices.
This session also incorporates an in-class hypnosis session that focuses on all the cues (e.g., peace cue, release cue) that students have been practicing.
Class 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond:
Class will begin with a hypnosis session “Visualize Your Birth,” a mental practice of labor and birthing that creates your childbirth experience for you exactly as you desire it to be. This is followed by a real birth rehearsal that incorporates all techniques and lessons from the previous sessions. We will also discuss new baby care, vaccinations, breastfeeding, slings and carriers, and much more!
*****If you are unable to join a 6 week LIVE class, please be sure and contact me. I offer a Homestudy Advantage Program. The pricing for both LIVE and Homestudy Advantage can be found HERE. A very biased comment is, the LIVE class provides not only the association with other couples but allows you to have full access to my live instruction each week, allows you to practice with others, a built in accountability to help and assist you and much more. The Home Study Advantage still has many of these features and I believe in the program so much that I offer BOTH options to assist you in your birthing time preparation.*****
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