Childbirth for Gentle Birthing

For the Mama and her Birthing Partner

Learn Relaxation Techniques so that you can give your baby a welcome that is calm, gentle, and safe. Achieve birth fulfillment–awake and alert–in a totally relaxed state of mind and body.

We know you have many choices and many decisions to make for your birthing experience. You have choices in selecting your care provider; you have choices in selecting the environment in which you will bring your baby into the world.

Another important choice is that of the childbirth education classes you will choose to prepare for the birth of your baby.

We know you will be happy with your choice of HypnoBirthing.

HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2.5-3-hour classes on Long Island or in Brooklyn.

If you are very near to your birthing time, occasionally your Practitioner can make special arrangements for individual classes with you.

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The series includes classes that meet either weekly or every other week.  A $97 non-refundable, transferable enrollment deposit is required, due with completed paperwork before attending the first class, with the balance (payable in cash, by credit card, check or via PayPal) due 10 days prior to the first class unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If paying in full at time of enrollment, a reduction in exchange can be applied. Some insurance companies reimburse fees under ‘Childbirth Education’ (for more information see “PLEASE NOTE” below). Class enrollment is on a first pay, first reserve basis. The classes generally fill a month or more in advance. Occasionally, there are cancellations due to early births.

To ensure your placement, it is best to register early to save your spot. Many couples are registering months in advance and we recommend taking the program early in your second trimester. Your deposit reserves your space and allows for the purchase of your class materials.

Your program fee covers the entire series for mother and birthing partner:
  • All sessions/classes [approximately 12 hours of live instruction]
  • (3) videos online to view at your leisure at home {instead of during class, by special permission of HypnoBirthing’s founder} including HypnoBirthing® ‘labor’ and birth along with other related birthing topics {about 3 hours}
  • Birth Preference Plan
  • Birthing Partner Files including the ‘Cheat Sheet’
  • (2) MP3 tracks, (1) of relaxation + (1) of affirmations
  • All mothers and birthing partners receive almost 100 educational documents
  • Support via email/text/phone up to, during and even after your birth experience
BONUS
[not a part of the official HypnoBirthing® syllabus]:
  • “Happy Birthing Stories” and other parent related information via Facebook
  • Birthing Story shared by a couple that studied with me
  • The Fourth Trimester & Beyond – keys for successful parenting & a strong relationship with your child’s parent
  • Yoga Birthing Method – tips and techniques to help your baby makes it’s journey down the birth path including a 26 page PDF
  • Facebook page where you can share with other classmates and couples that have taken the series before you

Private sessions and intensives are available for those short on time or those who have rigorous schedules, please contact One Birth At A Time for availability and pricing.

PLEASE NOTE:

Some insurance companies reimburse fees under ‘Childbirth Education’. I provide you with CPT codes [the same ones we use at the hospital] and claim forms. Also, for couples with flexible spending accounts benefits through their jobs, classes are tax-deductible.

What You Will Learn in HypnoBirthing® Classes

Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy
  • Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy
  • The History of Women and Birthing
  • Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
  • How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
  • How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
  • The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
  • Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos
Unit 2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body
  • The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
  • Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
  • Breathing techniques for labor and birthing
  • Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
  • Selecting the right care provider
  • The Birth companion’s role in birthing
  • Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning
Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
  • Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
  • Preparing the Body for Birthing
  • Light Touch Labor Massage
  • Your body working for and with you
  • Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
  • Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.
Unit 4: An overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love
  • Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
  • Birth explained simply
  • Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
  • Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
  • As labor moves along – passing time through labor
  • Hallmarks of labor
  • If labor rests or slows – Companion’s prompts and activities
  • As labor advances – birthing with your baby
  • Protecting the natural birthing experience
  • Birth rehearsal imagery
Unit 5: Birth – Breathing Love – Bringing Life
  • Moving into birthing
  • Positions for descent and birthing
  • Breathing baby down to birth
  • Baby moves to the breast
  • Family bonding with your baby
 

HypnoBirthing® is a trade name for a copyrighted childbirth education program of the HypnoBirthing Institute℠

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