The HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Program consists of (5) 2 hour sessions.
New Classes Now Forming: July-August 2010
Sunday July 11, 18, 25, August 8, 15 (5:00-7:00pm)
How the mind and emotions affect the body | Why labor hurts and why it doesn't have to | Releasing fear the enemy of labor | Preparing your mind and body for birthing | Avoiding artificial induction and episiotomies | Developing ultimate depth relaxation | Understanding the stages of labor | Preparing your Birth Plan | Tapping Nature's own relaxant | Breathing your baby down for birth
The Fastest Growing Childbirth Education Program in the U.S.!
HypnoBirthing® is a "full-service" childbirth education course, teaching everything NEEDED to prepare mind and body to have a healthy birth.
While HypnoBirthing® is effective and easy to learn at any time during pregnancy, even late third trimester, much can be gained by taking the class early so that proper nutrition, daily relaxation practice, and preparation of your mind and body for birthing can be developed over a period of time. The HypnoBirthing Institute is now recommending that expectant parents begin classes early in the second trimester, so that the relaxation becomes a way of life.
HypnoBirthing is different from most other childbirth education courses in the following ways:
Most births (90-95% of all births) are without problems, at least if we refrain from intervening in the process. Therefore HypnoBirthing® doesn't teach about complications. Why spend hours discussing things that only happen in a few births? Moms and dads often say that after they have finished their hospital childbirth course, they had the feeling that all births have complications and that they would be very lucky indeed to not have any interventions. So we don't go there. You have hopefully chosen your childbirth/obstetric provider wisely and if an unforeseen turn happens in your birthing, you have them to guide you in your options.
Most childbirth courses teach that pain in inevitable during childbirth, and suggest ways to cope and endure. HypnoBirthing® teaches that there is nothing inherently painful about birthing. Birthing muscles are like every other muscle in the body, and when they are functioning properly, they don't hurt. It is actually fear and tension that lead to pain. All childbirth classes teach that if you will relax, it will be easier. HypnoBirthing will give you the tools to do just that. Labor will mostly likely be intense and hard work, but it doesn't HAVE to be painful. HypnoBirthing doesn't promise that birth will be painfree, but many women report that they did not experience pain.
Many childbirth education classes teach what to expect in the hospital, how to be a "good patient" and how to help the mom have the best experience possible. HypnoBirthing® teaches parents to remember that this is also the BABY's birth -- he or she will only get one chance to be born. How would you like to welcome your baby into the world? If you keep your baby's interests in mind, you'll chose your birthing preferences wisely and you will have a wonderful experience too.
What Will I Learn?
HypnoBirthing® is a complete childbirth education program. You will learn what I like to call life tools. The relaxation techniques that you will learn are focused on birth. However, you will be able to use variations of these techniques for the rest of your life!
How Fear Affects Labor
You will learn how the uterus functions normally. This understanding will allow you to release fear and embrace the concept of easier, more comfortable birth.
Preparing Your Mind and Body for Success
In HypnoBirthing you will learn relaxation and visualizations that will see you through your labor and quickly bring about a renewed state of energy following your birth. You will also learn comfortable positions for your birthing day and how to get your body prepared for that very special day.
You will learn three gentle breathing techniques to enhance your body's natural ability and encourage a calm and peaceful birthing experience.
Healthy mommies birth healthy babies. We will discuss good nutrition which is essential for your baby's growth and development. Many late pregnancy concerns can be minimized and even reversed through healthy eating and optimal nutrition.
How the Body Works with You and for You
Childbirth is a normal, natural and healthy function for women. You will learn how your body and baby are designed perfectly for birth. You will understand what the uteran muscles are doing and why, as well as the stages of labor...simplified.
Getting acquainted with your baby is a very magical experience and you don't have to wait until (s)he is born to enjoy making this connection.
Integral Role for Your Birth Companion
Birth companions are able to experience the joy of supporting mommy and participating in the miracle of birth. Companions are encouraged, however, many single moms have achieved gentle and fulfilling births.
We will also discuss exercise, laboring and birthing positions, birth preferences, breastfeeding and so much more!
Sign Up for HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education
How to Sign Up for Group Classes and Private Instruction
The HypnoBirthing classroom (3-10 couples) program includes (5) 2 hr. weekly sessions (once a week for five weeks). The fee for the classroom program is $250. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required, due before attending the first class, with the balance ($200) due at the end of class 1 unless other arrangements have been made. (Payable by check or cash only). Class Enrollment is on a first pay, first reserve basis. The classes generally fill a couple weeks in advance. There are occasional cancellations. To ensure your placement, it is best to sign up early to save your spot. Your $50 deposit reserves your space and allows for the purchase of your class materials. $250 covers the entire program for mother and birth companion: deposit, all sessions/classes, the textbook "HypnoBirthing- A Celebration of Life, 3rd edition" by Marie Mongan, 2 audio relaxation practice CDs, and class binder.
Private Instruction is offered as (4) 2 hour sessions or as an all day (6 - 7 hour) intensive session. The intensive program is reserved for mothers who are 35+ weeks pregnant and cannot feasibly attend many classes. The standard private option is $475 and the intensive option is $375. Both fees include instruction for mom-to-be and her birth companion(s), textbook, practice CD, and class binder. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to book your private class(es), with the balance due at the time of your first appointment.
To sign up for group classes and private instruction:Class deposit submitted ($50 non-refundable). This deposit reserves your space for a group class and allows me to purchase your class materials. For private sessions, this non-refundable deposit books your appointment and covers the first hour of your instruction (please contact me for the mailing address and to notify me that you will be making your payment: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 600-1994).