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HypnoBirthing®

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Unit 1 - 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
  • Unit 2 - 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 labor 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
  • Unit 3 - Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
    • Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
    • Preparing the Body for Birthing
    • Light Touch Labor Massage
    • Your body working for and with you
    • Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
    • Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts
  • Unit 4 - An overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love
    • Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
    • Birth explained simply
    • Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
    • Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
    • As labor moves along – passing time through labor
    • Hallmarks of labor
    • If labor rests or slows – Companion’s prompts and activities
    • As labor advances – birthing with your baby
    • Protecting the natural birthing experience
    • Birth rehearsal imagery
  • Unit 5 - 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
Empowering couples to make informed, educated choices for the birth of their babies