A baby born after attending our hypnobirthing classes in the Fairfield, CT, area

Photo Credit: Kat Tuohy

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 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