Course Outline

Class 1: 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
The Importance of Daily Birthing 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 Low Risk

Importance of Diet in Pregnancy
Nutritional Guidelines
The High Protein Advantage
Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy
Drinking Water for Two
Avoidance of Harmful Substances
Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions
Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy
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 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” CD
The Importance of Making Excellent Birthing Decisions
The “Big Secrets”
Detailed Childbirth Choices – Risks, Benefits and Alternatives for Common Procedures
Getting Informed Consent and Your Rights
Questions for Caregivers – Consumer Issues and Positive Communication
Creating your Birth Preferences
“Big” Babies
Packing Your Birth Bag
Touring Your Place of Birth
Benefits of a Professional Labour Assistant (Birth Doula)
Introduction of the book “Back Labor NO More”
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools” (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and anesthesia instantly.)

Class 4: The Onset of Labour

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)
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 Doula Can Help the Birth Partner
Four Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues
Physical Comfort Techniques; the Change of Plans Hypnosis Script
Late First Stage Labour – 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, Oxytocin, Post-Partum Choices
Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental Lightswitch, Fear Clearing for Childbirth
Avoiding a Cesarean Section
Hypnosis 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

Hypnosis Script: “Visualize (Create!) Your Birth” (a mental practice of labor and birthing that creates your childbirth experience for you exactly as you desire it to be.)
Followed by our 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 Baby Care: Baby Kindness, Apgar Scores, Normal Newborn Appearance, and Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing..or Not?, Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In. A Good Start with Breastfeeding, Latching, Non-Schedules, BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, Slings and Carriers, and much more!