You can begin hypnobirthing any time, however we recommend that the optimal time to start your course is between 20 and 30 weeks. If you are beyond 30 weeks, please get in touch, it’s not too late.

The Positive Birth Program course outline covers 4 main topics (outlined below) over a total of 12 hours.  

There are options for both small group classes held in a beautiful yoga studio or private classes held in the calmness of your own home.

With your class tuition you will also receive

  • Folio resource booklet
  • Online resources
  • MP3s
  • eBook
  • Practice videos
  • Extra tuition videos
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Bonus birth videos 

Creating & maintaining a positive mindset

  • Introduction to the positive mindset of Hypnobirthing
  • How our brain is wired to birth
  • The role of our caregivers
  • Mind/body connection
  • What is self-hypnosis and how will we use it for birthing?
  • Our hormones are our friends
  • My amazing uterus – understand the physiology behind birthing
  • Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
  • Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour
  • Re-programming the subconscious
  • Our Support Team
  • The language for empowered birthing
  • The power of affirmations

Our toolkit for birth

  • Self-hypnosis tracks
  • Birth music
  • Conditioning with scent
  • Hypnotic anchors and triggers
  • Releasing endorphins through massage and touch
  • Acupressure techniques for pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding
  • Visualisations for pregnancy, labour & birthing
  • The importance of facial relaxation
  • Relaxation Breathing – a skill for life
  • Surge Breathing – the best tool ever!
  • Techniques to help make your surges more comfortable
  • The ‘urge’ to push/bear down – Breathing/Bearing down
  • Instant relaxation techniques

Preparation & choices for empowered birthing

  • Bonding with baby
  • Birth Preferences – having open communication with your caregivers
  • Knowledge is power – researching common intervetions and procedures
  • Questions to ask, to assist in making informed decisions
  • Birth partner as advocate
  • ‘Guess date’ a normal range of pregnancy
  • Inductions – things you’re not always told
  • Achieving a natural start to labour
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Preparing the body – staying active
  • Optimising baby’s position
  • Breech or Posterior – options & positions
  • Self-hypnosis, meditation and deep relaxation techniques & scripts

Birth – bringing it all together

  • What to expect in the weeks and days leading up to birth
  • Signs that labour is starting
  • What to expect through labour (membranes releasing etc.)
  • When to call the midwife/go to the hospital
  • Accidental home/car birth – what to do!
  • Birth partner’s role
  • Common procedures
  • Using water during labour and birth
  • Upright positioning, movement and birth positions
  • Special circumstances (including caesarean birth)
  • Fear release
  • Vocalisation
  • Cord clamping & placenta delivery
  • Undisturbed bonding & breastfeeding time – skin to skin
  • What to expect afterwards
  • Self-hypnosis – Rehersal for Birth
  • A practice routine – Preparation for Birth!

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