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Hypnobabies Classes coming in May 2020

What is Hypnobabies

Hypnobabies is a very successful 6 week, 3-hours per week, complete childbirth education course that was adapted with permission from Master Hypnotherapist Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” techniques rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery. This allows our Hypno-Moms to enjoy “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis”, easily remaining deeply in hypnosis while walking, talking and changing positions; being as mobile as they would like to be during childbirth. Hypnobabies is well-known for helping women to create much shorter, easier and more comfortable labors, making childbirth the joyful experience it was meant to be.

Expectant mothers use our Hypnobabies Workbook, audio tracks and hypnosis scripts to re-train their subconscious minds that contractions in labor will be perceived by their body as pressure or a squeezing-type sensations, and/or pushing, pulling and normal baby movement sensations. With the use of real, medical-grade hypnosis and the type of hypnotic compounding (repetition) that our Hypnobabies students learn, practice and use during labor, normal birthing sensations can easily be transformed into pleasurable ones. Our Hypno-moms are also fully in tune with their babies during the birthing process, and as aware of everything around them as they’d like to be, easily able to communicate with their support team, and completely in charge of their own birth experience.

Hypnobabies uses the same medical hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any drugs, which is called hypno-anesthesia. Our classes also teach Hypnobabies Birth Partners how to fully support the Hypno-Moms, and Hypnobabies is also used very successfully by single mothers. A willing Birth Partner is a bonus!

Including a very comprehensive childbirth education curriculum also ensures that our Hypno-moms remain deeply committed to their Hypnobabies training, since they need not go anywhere else for childbirth education. Other natural childbirth classes are wonderful, but many teach “pain-coping”, and “pain-management”, which is directly in opposition to our Hypnobabies suggestions that encourage an easier, more comfortable, joyful childbirth.

View the class schedule:

What is covered in the Hypnobabies classes?

Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies:
Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset; Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology; 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; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 1; “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 1; The Importance of Daily Pregnancy Affirmations; The Gifts Your Body Gives You – 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 all sensations in your body.)
 
Class 2: Staying Healthy and Safe:
Importance of Staying Healthy and Safe in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; The High Protein Advantage; Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy; Hydration for Two; Avoidance of Harmful Substances; Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions; Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 2; “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 Hypno-anesthesia and “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”.)

Class 3: Your Options in Birthing:
Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” audio track; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 3; “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 Comfortable Pushing.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools”. (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and Hypno-anesthesia instantly.)

Hypnobabies Video Testimonial from Doula Jenn’s Clients

Class 4: The Onset of your Birthing Time (labor):
Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 4; “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 4; Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy; Preparing for your Birthing Day; Signs of Birthing Beginning; Amniotic Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices; True vs. “False” Labor; How to Time Your Birthing Waves (contractions); Your Birth Log; 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.
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.
 
Late First Stage – Transition…or “Transformation”; Hypnosis Deepening techniques; Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind and your Baby; Protecting the Hypno-Mom!; Effective Positions for Birthing; Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball; Exhale Pushing and Avoiding the “Ring of Fire” with Hypnosis; Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction, Pitocin, Post-Partum Choices. Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental Lightswitch, Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Avoiding a Cesarean Section; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 5; “Becoming Dad” – Part 5.
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 Hypno-Moms and Birth Partners practice their Hypnobabies cues and techniques together, in hypnosis, culminating with “giving birth” using Hypno-Anesthesia.

New Mother and Baby Care: “Becoming a Parent/Dad” – Part 6; Support for the New Family during the First 2 Weeks Postpartum; Care for the New Mother; Baby Kindness; Normal Newborn Appearance; Creating a Newborn Baby Care Plan/Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing … or Not?; Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In; Breastfeeding, an Overview; Breastfeeding and Jaundice, Latching, Non-Schedules, Laid-Back Breastfeeding; BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, and much more!

Benefits of using Hypnobabies

  • Natural Childbirth at its best! Most Hypnobabies moms use fewer drugs or no drugs, which means less risk of side effects for them or their babies. This is due to elimination of the Fear/Tension/Pain Syndrome, and using post-hypnotic suggestions.
  • Most Hypnobabies mothers have shorter labors since there is less resistance of the birthing muscles when pain and fear are minimized or eliminated.
  • Hypno-Moms generally have much more energy throughout first and second stage, due to them beingprofoundly relaxed throughout the birthing process.
  • The birthing environment is much more calm and peaceful when the natural childbirth mother is comfortable, relaxed and confident.
  • Breech and posterior babies can be turned using hypnosis.
  • Blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature can be lowered and nausea, back and hip pain eliminated with hypnosis during pregnancy and birth.
  • There are fewer interventions for failure to progress and therefore fewer complications during labor for our mothers and babies.
  • The deep relaxation enjoyed during Hypnobabies sessions has also helped many a nervous birth partner to enjoy their partner’s pregnancy and childbirth. The relaxation and hypnosis skills that Hypnobabies students learn will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
  • Read what expectant fathers and other birth partners are saying about supporting mom through birth using Hypnobabies.
  • Hypnobabies moms are easily “deprogrammed” from the usual negativity of childbirth stories and scenarios they may have heard or read. Hypnosis training in Hypnobabies classes and audio tracks which have positive messages and hypnotic suggestions help to eliminate such fears.
  • Doing Hypnobabies automatically allows you to have a much more positive attitude and confidence about birthing.
  • It is truly a gift that you are giving yourself, an amazingly easy way to enjoy your pregnancy and being able to look forward to your baby’s comfortable birth!

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I provide doula services for hospital births, birth center births and home births in the D.C. Metro area and Northern Virginia. I serve these locations: Birth Care | The Birthing Inn at INOVA Loudoun | Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital | George Washington University Hospital | NOVANT Haymarket | INOVA Alexandria | INOVA Fairfax | INOVA Fair Oaks | Loudoun Natural Birth Center | NOVANT Prince William Hospital | Premier Birth Center | Reston Hospital | Sibley Memorial Hospital | StoneSprings Hospital Center | Virginia Hospital Center | Washington Hospital Center and more.