What does the Hypnobirthing course cover?
This enjoyable and informative hypnobirthing antenatal course (held in North London -EN2, EN1, N21, N13, N14, N8 and surrounding areas) will thoroughly prepare you psychologically and physically for having the best possible experience of childbirth. You will be given hypnosis exercises to practice together with your birthing partner and also on your own to eliminate fear. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to put yourself back in control of your birth – rather than blindly turning your birthing experience over to your doctor or midwife. Don’t just hope for a positive birthing experience – prepare for one!
The HypnoBirthing Programme consists of carefully developed material run over four 2.5 hour sessions where you will learn how to become an expert in relaxation.
You will learn easy yet powerful techniques to use during your labour to ensure you are calm, confident and free from fear allowing your body to work at its best to birth your baby.
Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus
The Picture of Childbirth today
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
Defining Hypnosis and dispelling the myths
The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear
Mind / Body connection
The Impact of Others (how to protect yourself from others negativity)
Taking charge of your thoughts – you have a choice!
Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
What is Relaxation?
Positions for Relaxation
Remember to Breathe (learn simple techniques)
Eyes Open Hypnosis
Birth Partners Script
Establishing a practice routine
Choosing where to have your baby
Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
Alternative options for promoting comfort
Medical intervention (gently explained!) and how to avoid it
Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
Interventions explained (gently!)
Benefits of a natural birth
Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
Physical preparations for birth (inc. perineal massage)
The mirror mantra
Fear release session
Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
Positions for birth
Ligaments and pelvis
Humming your baby down – birthing your baby
Birth partner’s role (a very important part in the birth process)
Using the techniques during labour
When baby arrives
Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session
Your practice and preparation diary
● 4 x 2.5 hour sessions within a small group
● The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme manual to help structure your practice at home
● 6 x Hypnobirthing mp3s
● Email / Telephone support from me up until you have your baby
● During the course you will see footage of women giving birth using hypnobirthing.
£50 deposit is required to secure your place.
For more details about when and where the next hypnobirthing classes are held in North London or to book your place, email me or call on 07932 084321
Next Hypnobirthing courses start on
Tuesday 21st November 2017
Monday 8th January 2018
Tuesday 6th February 2018