Hypnobabies Childbirth Class Outline
The 6-Week Hypnobabies Childbirth Class Series includes the following:
Staying healthy and low risk
Comfort in Pregnancy
Detailed Birthing Choices
Creating Informed Consent
An in-depth Nutrition and Exercise program
Avoidance of Toxic Substances
Optimum Fetal Positioning
Turning a Posterior Baby
Stages of Labor
Anatomy and Physiology of Birth
Avoiding Back Labor with the Abdominal Lift and Tuck
Baby Kick Counting
The Risks, Benefits and Alternatives to Common Labor
Birth Empowerment Skills
Birth Plans & Baby Plans
Touring the Birth Facility
Doula and Midwifery information
Avoiding Induction and Cesarean Section
Delayed Cord Clamping and other Baby Kindness information
Using hypnosis for 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage
Comprehensive and detailed birth preparation and labor support training for Birth Partners
A Quick Reference booklet for “instantly available Hypnobabies information” during labor
Birthing Rehearsals using Hypnobabies techniques in class.
Information on New Baby Care, Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding and Postpartum care for our students.
Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies Childbirth Class:
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 Dad” or “Becoming Parent” – 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; Macronutrients and Micronutrients; The High Protein Advantage; Eggs; 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 Dad” or “Becoming Parent” – 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 Dad” or “Becoming Parent” – 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 Labor:
Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 4; “Becoming Dad” or “Becoming Parent” – 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” or “Becoming Parent” – 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 Dad” or “Becoming Parent” – Part 6; Support for the New Family during the First 2 Weeks Postpartum; Care for the New Mother; Baby Kindness; Normal Newborn Appearance; Creating a Newborn Baby Care Plan/Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing … or Not?; Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In; Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding, an Overview; Breastfeeding and Jaundice, Latching, Non-Schedules, Laid-Back Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding; BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, and much more!
Choose a Hypnobabies Class That Works For You
Private classes, Group Classes, or Independent Home Study!
Begin your journey by choosing a Hypnobabies Class here.
Optional bonus – Home study users can hire a Hypnobabies instructor for a virtual Home Study Advantage (HSA) class for the birthing person and the birth partner. We do a review of the course, make sure the birth partner feels fully up to speed for their role, and do a real time birth rehearsal to practice using all the tools, plus breathing and pushing methods. This HSA is an invaluable way to make sure you are able to reap the full benefit of all the Hypnobabies tools you will have spent so much time learning and practicing. Sign up here.
Optional bonus – Those who sign up for any Hypnobabies class (any live Hypnobabies class with any Hypnobabies instructor, or for the online or print version of the Hypnobabies Home Study Course) receive a $400 discount for Nourish Birth Doula services when signing up for the Hypnobabies Birth Doula Package. Already taking the Hypnobabies course, and now you’re looking for a Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula? Sign up for the Hypnobabies Birth Doula Package to get $400 off, just provide proof of receipt. Learn more through the free Meet & Greet or through a private, individual consultation.
Optional bonus – You may be able to receive reimbursement for purchasing Hypnobabies®! Some healthcare insurance companies will cover the cost of childbirth education with CPT the code for childbirth classes: S9436. You may also need this: Diagnosis code Z32.2, which is for childbirth education.
Optional bonus – Additional $200 off for birth doula clients intending to birth at home or a birth center with promo code: homebirth ($600 discount for Hypnobabies birth doula clients)
When to start Hypnobabies?
If you’re interested in Hypnobabies, the “ideal” learning schedule is starting at 28-30 weeks! There is a little homework each week, then listening to the empowering joyful birth affirmations track (the only track that is not hypnosis) while brushing your teeth, driving, doing dishes, etc. each day, and then listening to each week’s hypnosis track before bed/while sleeping (yes, sleeping through it still counts!). Unlike hypnobirthing which doesn’t have actual hypnosis, Hypnobabies is not a basic hypnobirthing course where you just listen whenever you want here and there, and will not be effective if you listen and learn one day here, one day there, skip a week, etc. Unlike the older style of hypnobirthing, Hypnobabies is actually medical-grade hypnosis used by medical professionals for preparing their clients for spinal surgeries and dentistry without anesthesia, but it’s formulated for birthing. The schedule is very structured and is so in order to be effective. You can sleep with a track so literally you can’t get behind since you’re not wasting daylight hours listening to tracks. Also, if you’re already past 30 weeks, there is an accelerated version so don’t let that stop you from learning Hypnobabies, the best tool for an easier, more comfortable birth experience.