HYPNOBIRTHING CLASSES

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing really is just a fancy way of saying positive birth! The Positive Birth Program is a comprehensive antenatal education program designed to leave you feeling empowered and excited for the birth of your baby.

Over time fear has been driven into women surrounding birth, this includes but not limited to from a young age growing up, birth stories from family/friends and various media outlets. Birth should be a joyous occasion and one you look back on and feel good about.

Hypnobirthing focuses on deep relaxation techniques, positive mindset tools, knowledge about the mind and body during birth, breathing techniques for each stage of labour, visualisations, massage and touch, support tools for birth partners, releasing fears and all you need to know in the weeks/days leading up to and during birth.

Hypnobirthing also strongly focuses on hypnosis, don’t worry it’s not what you think, there is no running around like a chicken and it is not just for ‘hippies’ as some like to say. Hypnobirthing can be used by anyone!! All hypnosis is self-hypnosis and we use this to help reprogram/condition our subconscious mind surrounding birth so you can eliminate all fears/reservations, release endorphins and go into your birth feeling ready and positive.

In my classes I prepare you using four key elements, knowledge, tools, support and preparation so that you can face any challenges that birth may bring.

Hypnobirthing is not all about having a quiet, drug free natural birth and nor do I promise this will be the case. Every birth is different and unique to each woman. All women are wired to birth, our bodies were made to do this, and we need to trust our innate wisdom to do so. Remembering also that it is ok if you choose to have pain relief or other interventions so long as you are informed and feel in control of the situation and your body. There is no failing at birth, no matter the birth you end up having but I do want you in the driver’s seat, owning your birth as it should be.

Class Options 

Group Classes

Group classes are run once a month and include 12 hours of face to face teaching over two weekends (x2 six hour days).

Cost $500

Private Classes

Private classes are run in the comfort of your own home and can be delivered over two days (x2 six hour sessions) or over four weeks (x4 three hour sessions). 

Cost $770

Online Courses

Unable to attend a group or private class? Not to worry there are a range of online options available.

Online course price starting from $199

Refresher Course

Available to previous clients and those who have completed the Hypnobirthing Australia course with another Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.

Cost $270

Free Hypnobirthing Information Session

POSITIVE BIRTH COURSE OUTLINE

 

 

 

Unit 1:

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 – understanding the physiology behind birthing

  • Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome

  • Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour

  • Re-programming the Subconscious

  • The language for empowered birthing

  • The power of affirmations

  • Birthing environment

 

 

 

Unit 2:

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

 

 

 

Unit 3:

Preparation & choices for empowered birthing

  • Bonding with baby

  • Choices in maternity care

  • Birth Preferences – having open communication with your caregivers

  • Knowledge is power – researching common interventions 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

  • Instant relaxation techniques

  • Self-hypnosis, meditation and deep relaxation techniques & scripts

 

 

 

Unit 4:

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 – Rehearsal for Birth

  • A practice routine – preparation for birth!

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Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Located
Melbourne, Victoria