Class Outline

UNIT #1: Building A Positive Expectancy

  • Introduction
  • HypnoBirthing ®
  • Rationale for comfortable birth
  • How the Uterus Works
  • What's Wrong with Labor?
  • How Fear Affects Labor
  • Origin of Pain Concept
  • Hypnosis and Deep Relaxation/Creating Positive Birth Outcomes
  • HypnoBirthing ® videos of labor & birth

 

UNIT #2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body

  • HypnoBirthing ® Stories - 3 and 4
  • Prenatal Bonding Techniques
  • Relaxation and Visualization for birthing
  • Rapid and instant relaxation techniques
  • Breathing techniques for birthing
  • Progressive, Instant, and Deepening Techniques
  • Hypnotic Relaxation and Visualizations

UNIT #3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

  • Looking at your estimated due date
  • Making hospital, home or birthing center plans
  • Preparing the Body for Birthing
  • Light touch birthing massage
  • Birth Stories Videos 5 and 6
  • Preparing your birth preferences sheets
  • When Baby is Ready
  • Avoiding Artificial Induction of Labor
  • Your Body Working for You And with You
  • Releasing Negative Emotions, Fears and Limiting Thoughts

 

UNIT #4: Overview of Childbirth--A Labor of Love

  • Birth Stories Video 7 and 8
  • Onset of Labor--Thinning and Opening Phase
  • Arriving at the Hospital
  • As Labor Moves along|
  • Birth Companion's Role
  • If Labor rests or slows
  • Protecting the Natural Birthing Experience
  • As Birthing advances--Nearing Completion
  • Birth Rehearsal Imagery

UNIT# 5: Birthing--Breathing Love, Bringing Life

  • Birthing Video
  • Mother Nears Completion--thinning and opening phase ends
  • Birth Explained Simply
  • Breathing Baby Down
  • Birth of the placenta
  • Bonding with your baby
  • Forest Fantasy Metaphor