Hypnobirthing Australia Classes

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Course Outline

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Here is an outline of what we cover in our Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes.

 

Unit 1: Creating & maintaining a positive mindset

  • Introduction to positive mindset of hypnobirthing
  • Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour
  • The role of our caregivers
  • Mind/body connection
  • What is hypnosis and how will we use it for birthing?
  • Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome – how fear affects labour
  • My amazing uterus– understanding the physiology behind birthing
  • Our hormones are our friends
  • Re-programming the subconscious
  • Birthing environment
  • The language for empowered birthing
  • Toolkit for birth
  • The power of affirmations

 

Unit 2: Choices, knowledge & tools for empowered birthing

  • Conditioning techniques leading up to birth
  • Hypnosis tracks, birth music, aromatherapy
  • Releasing endorphins through touch
  • Choices in maternity care
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Staying Active – exercise during pregnancy
  • Tips for Optimal Foetal Positioning
  • Introducing our toolkit for birth
  • The importance of facial relaxation
  • Relaxation Breathing – a skill for life
  • Surge Breathing – the best tool ever!
  • The ‘urge’ to push/bear down – breathing down

 

Unit 3: Preparing mind and body for birth

  • Visualisations for pregnancy & birth
  • Pre-birth bonding
  • Bonding with baby at birth
  • ‘Guess date’ – a normal range of pregnancy
  • Inductions – things you’re not always told
  • A natural start to labour
  • Instant relaxation techniques
  • Self-hypnosis techniques to practice alone
  • Using triggers, anchors, suggestion, self hypnosis during pregnancy & birth
  • Hypnosis/relaxation scripts & prompts for partners

 

Unit 4: Birth – bringing it all together

  • Birth Preferences – the importance of open communication with your caregivers
  • Special circumstances
  • Membranes releasing
  • Questions to help you make good decisions
  • Birth companion as advocate
  • Your rights as a child bearing woman
  • Breech or posterior – options & positions
  • Hypnosis for releasing fears
  • What to expect through labour and birth
  • When to call the midwife/go to the hospital
  • Birthing positions
  • The birth partner’s role
  • Cord clamping & placenta delivery
  • Undisturbed bonding/breastfeeding time – skin to skin
  • Hypnosis – Rehearsal for Birth

Categories: Hypnobirthing

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