CURRICULUM

UNIT ONE

Setting the stage

  • Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing philosophy

  • The History of Women and Birthing

  • Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing

  • How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth

  • How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts

  • Birth Hypnosis & Laws of the Mind

  • The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.

  • Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos

UNIT TWO

Prenatal Bonding + Preparing Your Mind and Body

  • The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques

  • Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques

  • Breathing techniques for labor and birthing

  • Hypnotic relaxation and visualization

  • Birthing options & Selecting the right care provider

  • The Birth companion’s role in birthing

  • Preparing your body for birthing with nutrition, massage and toning

UNIT THREE

Self-hypnosis visualization and advanced deepening

  • Labor & Birthing Visualizations

  • Deepening Techniques

  • Preparing Birth Preference Sheets

  • Preparing for your Birthing Day

  • Light Touch Labor Massage

  • Your body working for and with you

  • Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts

“It is said that people in labor leave their bodies...

 

They travel to the stars to collect the souls of their babies, and return to this world together.”

UNIT FOUR

Overview and summary of childbirth

  • Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor

  • Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase

  • Birth explained simply

  • Settling in at the hospital or birthing center

  • Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth

  • As labor moves along – passing time through labor

  • Hallmarks of labor

  • If labor rests or slows – Companion’s  prompts and activities

  • As labor advances – birthing with your baby

  • Protecting the natural birthing experience

  • Birth rehearsal imagery

UNIT FIVE

Birthing – The final act and bonding

  • Moving into birthing

  • Positions for descent and birthing

  • Breathing baby down to birth

  • First latch and placenta birth

  • The Birth Afterglow & Family bonding

  • The Fourth Trimester: Breastfeeding and Postpartum