Class Content

Here is a brief overview of topics covered
6 Week Hypnobabies Childbirth Course Outline  
Class 1: 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
  • The Importance of Daily Birthing 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 Low Risk
  • Importance of Diet in Pregnancy
  • Nutritional Guidelines
  • The High Protein Advantage
  • Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy; Drinking Water for Two
  • Avoidance of Harmful Substances
  • Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions
  • Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy
  • 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 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” CD
  • 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 handout Back Labor NO More Book
  • Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 and Birth Hypnosis Tools. (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and anesthesia instantly.)  
Class 4: The Onset of Labor
  • 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
  • Hypnosis 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
  • Hypnosis Script: “Visualize (Create!)Your Birth” (a mental practice of labor and birthing that creates your childbirth experience for you exactly as you desire it to be.)  
  • Followed by our 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 Baby Care: Baby Kindness, Apgar Scores, Normal Newborn Appearance
  • Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing..or Not?
  • Vaccinations, Circumcision and  Rooming In.
  • A Good Start with Breastfeeding, Latching, Non-Schedules, BF Resources
  • Attachment Parenting Information, Slings and Carriers, and much more!
  • Maintenance: Practicing until your Birthing Day A day by day program of listening to your CD's and scripts and using your tools.
  • Your Birthing Day For your birthing day there are 3 additional CD's Birthing Day Affirmations CD Birth Guide - Easy First Stage Push Your Baby Out

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