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Hypnobabies

Contact me via email at kim@serenebirths.com  or by phone at (310) 773-8774

 

Mother and Birth Partner:

  • Learn about the 3 stages of birth
  • Learn how fear and negative expectations can cause pain in childbirth
  • Learn how hypnosis works, and that ALL hypnosis is SELF-hypnosis
  • Learn how to create natural anesthesia using ‘only’ your mind
  • Learn how mom can stay healthy and low risk through nutrition, and prepare for birth with prenatal exercises
  • Learn about your options for birthing
  • Create a written plan that lists your birth preferences
  • Participate in a Hypnobabies birth rehearsal practice session
  • Experience the joy of bonding with your baby, as you enjoy practicing your hypnosis scripts together

 

Each series consists of 6 classes meeting for 3.5 hours each week for 6 weeks.

 

Home Study Advantage

Taking a Hypnobabies “Home Study Advantage” class, supplements your Hypnobabies Home Study Course. This is a private Hypnobabies session with a Certified Hypnobabies Instructor that provides you and your Birth Partner with detailed information on using your Hypnobabies “transition”, “pushing” and “using hypnosis for medical procedures” techniques. The Home Study Advantage class also covers the role of the Hypno-Birth Partner in pregnancy and childbirth, and allows you to practice your hypnosis cues and techniques in a real Hypnobabies Birthing Rehearsal.

 

Learning to work together with your Hypnobabies cues and techniques creates confidence and clarity and is extremely beneficial for all Hypnobabies Home Study moms and their birth partners. You can also receive answers to all of your Hypnobabies questions, and your Hypnobabies Instructor will be available by phone and e-mail for help.

 

 

The Amazing benefits of a Hypnobabies® birth are:

  • Relaxed Mom and Dad throughout the pregnancy, labor and birth.  Both parents participate in the Hypnosis and Fear Release sessions, providing them with a sense of calm and confidence.
  • Shorter labors due to lack of resistance in the birthing muscles.
  • Fewer complications and interventions, as the body and mind stay completely relaxed during labor. Posterior and Breech babies can be turned with hypnosis as well.
  • Fewer drugs or no drugs at all, means less risk of harmful side effects for mother and baby.
  • Elimination of the Fear/Tension/Pain Syndrome.  CD's and scripts are used in labor to effect post hypnotic suggestions for elimination of discomfort and relaxation.

 

 

Hypnobabies Childbirth Course Outline

Class1: 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 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 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 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 Labor:

Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing - Part 4; “Becoming 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 Dad” - 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, an Overview; Breastfeeding and Jaundice, Latching, Non-Schedules, Laid-Back Breastfeeding; BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, and much more!