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What is Hypnobabies?®

Hypnobabies® is a six week, three hour per week comprehensive childbirth education course where you will learn how to use medical grade, somnambulistic hypnosis techniques. In the course, you will learn how to use “eyes open hypnosis”, which means that you can walk, and talk, and move around as needed while still experiencing the calming effects of hypnosis. You and your partner will also learn about various interventions, variations of birth, and what to do when your birth begins. Hypnobabies® has been used countless times to help people have quicker, easier, and more comfortable births, and is an approved Childbirth Education Class for Beginnings Birth Center.

How does it work?

 Hypnobabies® helps to retrain your subconscious mind to produce easier birthing sensations. In Hypnobabies®, we use different language pertaining to birth, since there are so many negative connotations around typical birth words. For instance, instead of labor, we use the term “birthing time”, or instead of contractions, we use the term “pressure waves”. This helps to create new, positive ideals surrounding birth. 

You will then get Hypnobabies scripts and cue words to listen to and practice, which will help reaffirm what you've learned in class and make it easier to use during your comfortable birthing time!

What does the class cover?

With the Hypnobabies® class, you don’t need to take any other childbirth classes. Not only do you learn and practice using your hypnosis in each class, you also learn about proper nutrition, the different stages of childbirth, the various options you have during childbirth along with the risks/benefits and alternatives to common procedures, an intro to breastfeeding, new mother and baby care, and so much more!

*This is an Approved Childbirth Education Class for Beginnings Birth Center*

Where can I find Hypnobabies Childbirth Classes Near Me?

 Hypnobabies Class Schedule

 

Summer Class Series

Saturdays, beginning July 27th, 2024 from 2-5pm

1826 E Platte Ave, Suite 117,

Colorado Springs, CO

Six spaces available!

 

Contact me for more information and to get signed up!

If there's not an in-person class that fits with your schedule I occasionally do one-on-one classes on a case by case bases.

Class Fee: $400 ($350 for doula clients)

(Please note:
- a minimum of 2 couples is required to hold class
- a non-refundable retainer of $200 holds your space and covers class materials. The remaining balance is due in full by the first day of class and at which point is non-refundable).

Hypnobabies Instructor Led Classes Outline

Pre-Class Tracks: (2) Your Special Place and Easier, More Comfortable Childbirth; these are actually sent to each Hypnobabies student/couple as soon as they have registered for an Instructor-led Hypnobabies class series. This helps our students learn what deep hypnosis and relaxation feels like, and helps prepare them for attending Class 1.

Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies
Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset; Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology; Choosing a Care Provider; Tests Offered in Pregnancy; Belief Systems; The Power of Words and How They Affect Us; How Your Mind Works – The Conscious and Subconscious; The Mind/Body Connection; What Hypnosis is and is NOT; Demonstrations of Hypnosis; How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor; Fear Clearing for Childbirth; How Words Can ReTrain Your Brain, Part One; “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 1; The Importance of Daily Pregnancy Affirmations; Your Beautiful Uterus and How it Works; Creating Your “Mental Lightswitch”; Partner Communication Exercise and the “Contract of Trust”.
Hypnosis Script: “Learning Self-Hypnosis”. (Entering hypnosis on your own and controlling the sensations in your body.)

Class 2: Staying Healthy and Safe
Importance of Staying Healthy and Low-risk in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; The High Protein Advantage; Hydration for Two; Avoidance of Potentially Harmful Substances; Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions; Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy; How Words Can Re-Train Your Brain, Part Two; “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 2; Introduction of the Stages of Childbirth including the “Baby-Kindness” Stage; New Baby Sensitivity Through Bonding; Using Hypnosis for Pregnancy Discomforts and Health; Prenatal Exercises for an Easier Birth; Birth Partner Assistance.
Hypnosis Script: “Creating Anesthesia” (Modifying your hypnosis to include Hypnoanesthesia and “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”.)

Class 3: Your Options in Birthing
Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” audio track; How Words Can Re-Train Your Brain, Part Three; “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 3; The Importance of Making Excellent Birthing Decisions; the “Big Secrets”; Detailed Childbirth Choices – Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives for Common Procedures; Getting Informed Consent; Hospital Forms and Your Rights; Questions for Caregivers – Consumer Issues and Positive Communication; Creating the Birth Plan of your Dreams; “Big” Babies; Packing Your Birth Bag; Touring Your Place of Birth; Benefits of a Professional Birth Assistant; “Hypno-Doulas”; Introduction of the Abdominal Lift and Tuck Birthing Techniques; Preparation for More Comfortable Pushing.

Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools” (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and Hypno-anesthesia, instantly.)

Class 4: The Onset of your Birthing Time
Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 4; “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 4; How Words Can Re-Train Your Brain, Part Four; Your “Guess Date” and Variable Lengths of Pregnancy; Preparing for your Birthing Day; Birthing Hormones; Signs of Birthing Beginning; Amniotic Copyright© 2015-2024 Hypnobabies Inc. All Rights Reserved Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices; True vs. “False” Labor; How to Time Your Birthing Waves; Your Birth Log/APP; When to go to the Birth Place; Automatic Comfort and Relaxation on “The Drive” and Arrival at Your Place of Birth (if out of your home); Hypno-Guardians; Nurses – the Unsung Heroes; Using Hypnosis for Comfort During Internal Exams; Dilation, Effacement, Position, and Station of Baby; The Beautiful Progress of Birth, Including Fast, Average and Slow or Stalled Birthing; Artificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques; Creating a Safe and Serene Birthing Environment; Nausea Elimination; Optimum Fetal Positioning; Waterbirthing; Birth Balls and Peanut Balls.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 – Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia.” (Birth Partner Cues for instantly deepening hypnosis and moving anesthesia around to different areas of your body.)

Class 5: Birth Partners, Transformation and Birth
Birth Partners Training - Your Role During Pregnancy and Birthing Reviewed; How a Birthing Assistant Can Help the Hypno-Partner; 4 Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques; the Change of Plans Hypnosis Script. How Words Can Re-Train Your Brain, Part Five; Late First Stage – Transition…or “Transformation”; Hypnosis Deepening techniques; Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind, and your Baby; Protecting the birthing space and pregnant partner!; Effective Positions for Birthing; Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball; More Comfortable Exhale Pushing with Hypnosis; Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction; Pitocin; Postpartum Choices. Review: Membranes Releasing; Hypnobabies Tools; Optimal Cord Clamping; Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Avoiding a Cesarean Section; VBAC; Breech Birth; “Becoming Parent/Dad” – Part 5; Baby’s First Microbes.

Hypnosis techniques practice: Using Hypnobabies in the Moment!
Full practice of our Hypnobabies Lightswitch techniques, Peace cue, Release cue, Birth Partner’s cues, and Moving Hypno-Anesthesia around Your Body.

Class # 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond
In-depth Birthing Rehearsal using all Hypnobabies Techniques, Birth Balls, Walking, Positional Changes and Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis, where our Hypnobabies students and Birth Partners practice their Hypnobabies cues and techniques together, in hypnosis, culminating with “giving birth” using Hypno-Anesthesia.
New Parent and Baby Care: “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 6; Support for the New Family during the First 2 Weeks Postpartum; Postpartum Care; Baby Kindness; Normal Newborn Appearance; Creating a Newborn Baby Care Plan/Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedure; Bathing … or Not?; Rooming In; Laid-Back Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding; Types of Nipples; Other Methods of Feeding; Breastfeeding and Jaundice; Latching; Non-Schedules; BF Resources; Attachment Parenting Information; Chiropractic for Babies and Children; Newborn Baby Sleep, and much more

a swaddled newborn baby boy
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