HYPNOBIRTHING

HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five,

2 1/2-hour classes.

The five classes include the book HypnoBirthing® – the Mongan Method, a CD, an MP3, and a packet of supplemental material.

These unique childbirth education classes offer gentle birthing techniques for the mother-to-be and her birthing companion.

You will learn relaxation and visualization techniques that will allow you to welcome your baby in a calm, gentle, and safe manner.

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 birth
  • How nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to give 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 and 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: 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

      CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

      Giving birth is a milestone event in your life that you should prepare, like other events in your life.

      These two classes are an alternative to HypnoBirthing® for those couples who are unable to commit to a five-week course.  The classes assist you in preparing for the birth of your child and the post-partum period. You will become aware that childbirth is a special, joyful experience, and gain confidence in your body’s ability to give birth.  

      The following is an outline of the class content.  Please understand that each class is individually designed and may not follow this exact order.

      There are many ways to decrease pain in labor without the use of medications. These comfort measures can be very effective in providing some degree of pain relief. Laboring women can use a variety of techniques to decrease the pain and discomfort.

      Benifits of birth without medical intervention

      • Less pain after birth
      • Faster recovery from birth
      • Less chance of a Cesarean section  
      • Increase in self-esteem as a result of the birth
      • More bonding with the baby
      • A calmer, more settled baby
      • Less likelihood of depression after the birth
      • Potential for easier breastfeeding

      Class 1

      • Listen and connect with your body:  focus on flowing with your body. Learn techniques to deepen relaxation.
      • Functions of the uterus: dilation / effacement / station / position of the baby
      • Spiral of baby: baby drops into the pelvis
      • Labor warm-ups how to know when you are in a stablish labor
      • The power of the mind: you set the tone for the experience you will have, regardless of the outcome. Positive thinking
      • How to prepare a Birth Preferences  

       

        Class 2

        • You and your birthing companion can create a calm and joyful birthing environment
        • Strip away fears: replace fears with positive imagery, including a visualization of one’s ideal birth
        • Nourishing the bodya benefit for both mother and child
        • Newborn care: essential information for going home with your newborn
        • Breastfeeding

        BREASTFEEDING

        CONSULTANT  

        Lactation Counselling provides clear and accurate breastfeeding information for the mothers and “soon-to-be” new mothers.

        We cover breastfeeding expectations, strategies for success and how to avoid complications thereby.

        Topics include breastfeeding techniques, various nursing positions (holding the baby) and comfort holds of the baby, maternal diet considerations, nipple care, leaking, tips for partner feedings, and the advantages of human milk over supplementation.

        Help women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production. We also help babies who aren’t gaining enough weight. Attend a breastfeeding class to learn about the benefits of breastfeeding for yourself and your baby. 

         

        • What is importance of breastfeeding?
        • How soon after the delivery should I start breastfeeding?
        • How often should my baby breastfeed?
        • When will my milk “come in”?
        • I’ve heard that it is very painful when the milk comes in. What can I do to lessen the discomfort?
        • What could I do prenatally to prepare for breastfeeding?
        • Is there a way to be certain that my baby is getting enough breast milk from me?
        • How long should I plan to breastfeed?
        • I will be returning to work in a few weeks. What should I look for when selecting a breast-pump to use at work?