What you will learn

Below is an outline of what is covered throughout each session

session 1

  • Background into HypnoBirthing®
  • History of birthing
  • Benefits of HypnoBirthing®
  • What is normal in birthing
  • How the uterus works
  • The Autonomic Nervous System
  • The Laws of the mind
  • What is self – hypnosis
  • HypnoBirthing® language
  • Affirmations
  • Breathing Technique 1: Calm Breath
  • Birth Video – visualisation
  • Introduction into Relaxation

session 2

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise & Toning
  • Pre-birth bonding
  • Selecting care providers
  • Birthing options (private/public/home birth)
  • Instant Relaxation Techniques
  • Light Touch Massage
  • Breathing Technique 2: Surge Breath
  • Breathing Technique 3: Birth Breath
  • Birth Video – visualisation
  • Rainbow Relaxation Script

session 3

  • Deepening Relaxation Techniques
  • Ultimate Birth Deepening Script
  • Birth preferences
  • Recognising cascade of intervention
  • Special circumstances
  • Fear Release worksheet
  • Fear Release Script
  • Birth Video – visualisation

session 4

  • Overview of birth
  • The onset of labour – how to tell it’s the real thing
  • When to go to hospital/call your midwife
  • Perineal massage
  • Natural methods to initiate labour
  • How to make an informed decision
  • BRAINS Technique
  • Birth companion’s role
  • Birth Companion Deepening Script
  • Use of Rebozo
  • What is acupressure
  • Ultimate Deepening for labour & birth rehearsal Script
  • Birth video - visualisation

session 5

  • Active positions for labour & birth
  • Signs birth is near
  • Birthing the placenta – active & physiological
  • Antenatal Breast Milk Expression
  • The first hour/the first breastfeed
  • Baby led attachment
  • The Fourth Trimester
  • Birth Rehearsal Activity
  • Final Relaxation Script
  • Birth video – visualisation

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