What You Will Learn in HypnoBirthing® Classes
HypnoBirthing Group Classes are taught in a format of five 2.5 hour classes.
The course can also be taught as a Private class.
If you are very near to your birthing time, we can even make special arrangements for you.
Unit 1 – Building a Positive Expectancy
Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing philosophy
The history of women and birthing
Why and how you can have a safer, more comfortable birth
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 Your Mind and Body
The remarkable mind of your newborn baby: prenatal bonding techniques
Rapid and instant self-relaxation 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 a birth preference sheet
Preparing the body for birthing
Light touch 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
Onset of labor – the thinning and opening phase
Birth explained simply
Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
Preparing for home birth
Passing time through labor
Hallmarks of labor
If labor rests or slows – birth 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
Often women ask when should I begin taking classes... the sooner, the better.
The earlier you take the course, the more time you will have to practice the techniques and the more natural they will be for you.
Group classes and Private sessions are available. All classes are for the Mom-to-be and her Birth Companion (spouse, partner, friend, relative).
Please email us at or call 917.363.4968 to find out more.