Hypnobabies childbirth course outline

Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies

  • 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
  • Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 1
  • “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 1
  • The Importance of Daily Pregnancy 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 Safe:

  • Importance of Staying Healthy and Safe in Pregnancy
  • Nutritional Guidelines, The High Protein Advantage; Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy. Hydration for Two; Avoidance of Harmful Substances.
  • Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions.
  • Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy
  • Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 2
  • “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 2
  • 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 an Easier 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” audio track
  • Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 3
  • “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 3
  • 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 Abdominal Lift and Tuck Birthing Techniques
  • Preparation for Comfortable Pushing.
  • Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools”. (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and Hypno-anesthesia instantly.)

Class 4: The Onset of Labour:

  • Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 4
  • “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 4
  • 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
  • Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 5
  • “Becoming Dad” – Part 5.
  • Hypnosis techniques 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:

  • 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 Mother and Baby Care
  • “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 6
  • Support for the New Family during the First 2 Weeks Postpartum
  • Care for the New Mother
  • Normal Newborn Appearance
  • Baby Kindnes; Creating a Newborn Baby Care Plan/Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures; Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In
  • Breastfeeding, an Overview; Breastfeeding and Jaundice, Latching, Non-Schedules, Laid-Back Breastfeeding; BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, and much more!
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