What is Hypnobirthing?
The Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program™ is an independent and complete childbirth education program with a difference.
We help parents to confidently prepare for their best birth, teaching hypnobirthing skills so that you can remain relaxed and birth with calm.
Our program is evidence-based, and we only provide the most up to date information. When it comes to birth the more you know the less you fear!
What is hypnobirthing is NOT is adhering to a certain type of birth. All births can be positive births, be it water birth, hospital birth, home birth, cesarean and everything in between! In fact, we even offer a Positive Cesarean course!
What We Cover:
Unit 1: Creating & maintaining a positive mindset
Introduction to the positive mindset of hypnobirthing
How our brain is wired to birth
The role of our caregivers
What is self-hypnosis and how will we use it for birthing?
Our hormones are our friends
My amazing uterus – understanding the physiology behind birthing
Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour
Re-programming the Subconscious
The language for empowered birthing
The power of affirmations
Unit 2: Our toolkit for birth
Conditioning with scent
Hypnotic anchors and triggers
Releasing endorphins through massage and touch
Acupressure techniques for pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding
Visualisations for pregnancy, labour & birthing
The importance of facial relaxation
Relaxation Breathing – a skill for life
Surge Breathing – the best tool ever!
Techniques to help make your surges more comfortable
The ‘urge’ to push/bear down – Breathing/Bearing down
Unit 3: Preparation & choices for empowered birthing
Bonding with baby
Choices in maternity care
Birth Preferences – having open communication with your caregivers
Knowledge is power – researching common interventions and procedures
Questions to ask, to assist in making informed decisions
Birth partner as advocate
‘Guess date’ – a normal range of pregnancy
Inductions – things you’re not always told
Achieving a natural start to labour
Maintaining a healthy diet
Preparing the body – staying active
Optimising baby’s position
Breech or Posterior – options & positions
Instant relaxation techniques
Self-hypnosis, meditation and deep relaxation techniques & scripts
Unit 4: Birth – bringing it all together
What to expect in the weeks and days leading up to birth
Signs that labour is starting
What to expect through labour (membranes releasing etc)
When to call the midwife/go to the hospital
Accidental home/car birth – what to do!
Birth partner’s role
Using water during labour and birth
Upright positioning, movement and birth positions
Special circumstances (including caesarean birth)
Cord clamping & placenta delivery
Undisturbed bonding & breastfeeding time – skin to skin
What to expect afterwards
Self-hypnosis – Rehearsal for Birth
A practice routine – preparation for birth!
12 hours of instruction for you and your support person
A professionally presented folio of evidence based resources
Four Hypnobirthing Australia tracks
A fear release guided meditation
Additional support as needed
Morning and afternoon tea are provided for all day sessions.
Refreshments are provided for evening sessions.