HypnoBirthing - Outline of Hypnobirthing Sessions

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Outline of HypnoBirthing Sessions


Discovering and embracing HypnoBirthing for an easier, more comfortable birthing.

  • The philosophy of HypnoBirthing.
  • Background of HypnoBirthing.
  • Exploding the myth of pain in labour - uterine surges/waves - muscle response.
  • What's wrong with labour - why it hurts; why it doesn't have to.
  • The origin of a pain concept that is no longer valid - a look at other cultures.
  • How fear affects the length and discomfort of labour.
  • How the mind determines the body's response.
  • Introduction to principles of hypnosis and self-hypnosis for birthing.
  • Breathing for labour (1) calm breathing.
  • Videos/testimonials of HypnoBirthing labour and birth.
  • Textbook, Rainbow Relaxation & Affirmations CD.


Prenatal Bonding -- Preparing Your Mind and Body for Birthing.

  • Prenatal/Postnatal bonding.
  • A mother's conversation with her unborn child.
  • Breathing for labour (2) - slow breathing.
  • Rapid progressive relaxation/deepening techniques for labour.
  • Visualisations for labour
  • Birth plan
  • Videos of HypnoBirthing.


Getting ready to welcome your baby.

  • Making hospital, home, or birthing centre plans.
  • Self-hypnosis techniques to achieve anaesthesia.
  • The birthing companion's integral role in labour.
  • Light touch massage.
  • Releasing limiting emotions and fears
  • Breathing for labour (3) breathing.
  • Strengthening exercises.
  • Avoiding episiotomy - perineal massage.
  • How to achieve a natural onset of labour, free of drugs or intervention.
  • Videos of HypnoBirthing.


Understanding the simplicity of the birthing miracle.

  • How your body works with you and for you.
  • A further self-hypnosis technique for anaesthesia.
  • Settling in at the hospital.
  • The two phases of labour - opening/thinning and birthing.
  • Special circumstances.
  • Early signals and hallmarks of labour.
  • How labour proceeds.
  • Releasing limiting emotions and fears.
  • Videos of HypnoBirthing.


Birthing - Breathing love - bringing life.

  • Comfort measures through labour.
  • Meeting a slowed or stalled labour.
  • Birth-breathing for smooth birthing - breathing your baby down  (review)
  • Meeting and bonding with baby - birthing of the placenta
  • The fourth trimester.
  • Birth rehearsal.
  • Videos/testimonials of HypnoBirthing.


The mother-to-be is also shown how to manage her own health and well-being during her pregnancy with:

  • nutrition
  • exercise
  • homoeopathy
  • Bach Flower remedies
  • massage
  • relaxation 
  • aromatherapy