Class #1 – Setting the Stage

  • How the Uterus Works
  • How Fear Affects Labor and the Uterine Muscles
  • History of Women and Birthing
  • Hypnosis and Deep Relaxation – Creating Positive Birth Outcomes
  • Hypnosis Demonstration
  • Calm Breathing Technique

Class #2 – Falling in Love With Your Baby

  • Prebirth, Perinatal and Postnatal Bonding
  • Selecting Caregivers and Birthing Environment
  • Surge Breathing Technique
  • Progressive and Instant Relaxation Techniques
  • Light Touch Massage
  • Birth Plan Review

Class #3 – Preparing Your Mind

  • Birth Breathing Technique
  • Depthometer and Glove Relaxation Hypnosis
  • Ultimate Deepening for Labor & Birthing
  • Birth Companions Deepening Technique
  • Blue Satin Ribbons Visualization
  • Opening Blossom Visualization

Class #4 – Preparing Your Body and Overview of Childbirth

  • Diet and Exercise
  • Perineal Massage
  • Pelvic Floor Exercises
  • Hospital Records and Registration
  • What to do if your baby is breech
  • Signs of Onset of Labour
  • Avoiding Unnecessary Interventions
  • Special Circumstances
  • Achieving a Natural Start of Labor
  • Hypnois for Releasing Emotions, Fears and Limiting Thoughts

Class #5 – Birthing – Breathing Love, Bringing Life

  • Onset of Labor
  • Arriving at the Hospital
  • As Labor Moves Along
  • If Labor Slows or Rests
  • As Birthing Advances – Nearing Completion
  • Positions for the Birthing Phase
  • Birth – The Final Act
  • Birthing Role Play: Experiencing How It All Fits Together
  • Birth Rehearsal Hypnosis Session