HypnoBirthing Classes

HypnoBirthing® is a natural childbirth philosophy developed by Marie Mongan.

HypnoBirthing® focuses on childbirth education, visualizations and relaxation techniques based on self-hypnosis as well as dispelling the fears associated with Childbirth. HypnoBirthing® focuses on teaching you how to relax your mind and your body. When your body is more relaxed your uterine muscles can open more easily which will lead to an easier birth.

HypnoBirthing® is an incredible tool to get yourself in a desired peaceful and confident frame of mind by the time of arrival of your baby.

HypnoBirthing® classes are taught as a series of five classes.

During the HypnoBirthing Childbirth education classes, you will receive a copy of Marie Mongan's book: Hypnobirthing-The Mongan Method, Rainbow Relaxation and Affirmations Mp3s to enhance your practice and much more...

Please purchase this book The Pea in the Pod for class 5, it is the most comprehensive book on Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum.

HypnoBirthing® Advantages:

  • Learn to be relaxed and eliminate the fear that causes tension
  • Learn how to call upon the body's own natural relaxant and thus lessen, or even eliminate, discomfort and the use of chemical painkillers and drugs
  • Reduce the pain during labor: most women only feel some pressure
  • Reduces and often eliminate fatigue during Labor, leaving you fresh and alert
  • Builds confidence in your body's own natural ability to birth without unnecessary interventions
  • Shortens the first phase of labor
  • Learn special breathing techniques allowing you to breathe your baby into the world rather than push
  • Reduces the need for an episiotomy
  • Prepares your companion to assist you during your labor, giving him/her an integral role in the birthing
  • Enhances the bond between Mother and Child and the birthing partner

 

HypnoBirthing® Techniques are simple and easy. Just like with any techniques, the key to success is practice. And the earlier you start the more time you have to practice. The sooner you start the more time you have to practice the techniques, the more natural they will come to you!

 

HypnoBirthing® Classes Calendar

Please purchase this book The Pea in the Pod for class 5, it is the most comprehensive book on Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum.

 

Feb/March classes

Monday classes in Clinton Hill 7.15pm:Feb 10th, 17th, 24th, March 2d and 9th.4 spots left

Wednesday nights in Wall Street 7pm: Feb 12th, 19th, 26th, March 4th and 11th.4 spots left

Friday classes in Williamsburg 7.15pm: Feb 21st, 28th, March 6th, 13th and 20th.

 

March/April classes

Wednesday nights in Wall Street 7pm: March 18th, 25th, April 1st, 15th and 22d. Please note we skip a week.

Friday classes in Williamsburg 7.15pm: March 27th, April 3d, 17th, 24th and May 1st.

Saturday classes in Clinton Hill 5.30pm:

 

May classes

Wednesday nights in Wall Street 7pm: April 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.

Friday classes in Williamsburg 7.15pm: May 8th, 15th, 29th, June 5th and 12th. Please note we skip a week.

 

June classes

 

Registration

Please send an email HERE or use our contact form.

If you miss a class or need to switch and cannot attend a group session, the class will have to be done privately. The fee for one make-up class is $150.

 

HypnoBirthing® Classes Curriculum

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 birthing
  • 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 Mind & 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 - An 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