Northern Va. Childbirth Preparation Course Outline

Congratulations, northern, Va. childbirth preparation people, on choosing Hypnobabies for your childbirth preparation! In week one of our class, we will cover:

Class 1: Childbirth Preparation by Learning to Create Positive Childbirth

How What We Believe About Childbirth Affects Our Preparation; The Power of Words; How Your Mind Works: The Mind/Body Connection; What Hypnosis Is and Is NOT; Demonstrations of Hypnosis as a Normal State in Everyday Life; How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor; The Gifts Your Body Gives You; Communication Exercise for You and Your Partner. Script: “Learning Self-Hypnosis”

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Class 2: Having a Great Birth Starts with Staying Healthy and Low-Risk
Importance of Diet in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; Comfort in Pregnancy; Sleep and Relaxation Positions; Introduction to the Stages of Labor; New Baby Sensitivity Through Bonding; Using Hypnosis for Pregnancy Discomforts; Prenatal Exercises for Birth. Script: “Creating Anesthesia”

Class 3: Your Birthing Choices and Planning Your Beautiful Birth
Your Options in Birthing; Consumer Awareness Issues; Creating Your Birth Plan/Preferences; Touring Your Birth Facility; Artificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques; The Induction “Seduction” and Knowing your Bishop’s Score for Favorable Induction; Natural Progress of Labor; Script: Hypnotic Childbirth #1 (Finger Drop Technique) and your “Birth Partner, Relax and Be Confident” track

Class 4: Your Birthing Time Begins!
Signs of Birth Beginning; How to Time Birthing Waves; When to Be at Your Baby’s Birthplace; What is Measured in an Internal Exam; Special Circumstances; Remedies for Slow or Stalled Births; How Your Birth Partner Can Create a Calm Birthing Environment; Benefits of Birth Assistant/Doula; Script: Hypnotic Childbirth #2 (Peace cue)

Class 5: Enjoying Your Beautiful Birth!
Birth Partners Training; Physical Comfort Techniques; the “Change of Plans” Script; Hypnosis Deepening Techniques; Effective Positions for Birthing; “Exhale” Pushing; Postpartum Choices; Baby Care Plans; Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Fear Clearing for Childbirth; No script this week: Hypnosis tools review and practice

Class 6: Nurturing Mom and Your Bundle of Joy
An in-depth birthing rehearsal allows couples to visualize their birth and rehearse using their tools; What Is Baby Kindness?; APGAR Scores; Normal Newborn Appearance; Choices for Baby’s Care (Including Hospital Newborn Procedures); A Good Start with Breastfeeding; Parenting Resources, and much more! Hypnosis Script: Visualize (Create!) Your Birth