HypnoBirthing Course Syllabus

  • HypnoBirthing® philosophy bridging science and nature
  • Rationale for safe, easy and comfortable birth
  • How the uterus works – Nature’s perfect design for women’s bodies to birth
  • What’s wrong with labour – How fear affects labour
  • How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
  • The birth language for calm and gentle birthing
  • Hypnosis and Deep Relaxation/Creating positive birth outcomes
  • Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful HypnoBirthing® videos of labour & birth
  • The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
  • Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
  • Signature Breathing techniques for different phases in labor and birthing
  • Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
  • Light touch relaxation massage
  • Selecting the right care provider
  • The Birth companion’s role in birthing

Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

  • Preparing birth preference sheets-Create your birth plan
  • Feeding the body with the right nutrition, protecting your perineum for birthing
  • Your body working for and with you
  • Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labour
  • Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.

Unit 4: Overview of Childbirth–A Labour of Love

  • Onset of Labour–Thinning and Opening Phase
  • Birth explained simply
  • Settling in at the hospital. Hypdrotherapy/Water Birth
  • As labour Moves along, Birth companion’s role
  • If labour rests or slows-Birth Companion’s prompts and activities
  • Protecting the natural birthing experience
  • As birthing advances–Birth with your baby
  • Hypnosis Fear Release

Unit 5: Birthing–Breathing Love, Bringing Life

Optimal position for baby during labour and birth Position and repositioning for descend and birthing Breathing baby down to birth Birth of the placenta Baby moves to the breast Family bonding with your baby Breastfeeding and baby’s first hour after birth Hypnosis Session