ABOUT MY COURSE
I teach the Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® program over 5 consecutive weeks. Each class is 2 ½ hours.
Session 1: Building A Positive Expectancy
Session 2: Falling in Love With Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body
Session 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
Session 4: Overview of Childbirth—A Labour of Love
Session 5: Birthing—Breathing Love, Bringing Life
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:
The physiology of the uterus and how fear affects it
Why labour hurts and why it doesn't have to
Suggestions to initiate labour naturally
Relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques to facilitate the opening and softening of the body
Breathing techniques that quickly create a state of relaxation and comfort, shorten the first stage of labour and eliminate forced pushing during the birthing phase
Visualizations for an easier birth
How to provide massage to release endorphins during birth
What to expect during the last few weeks, at the onset and during labour and how the body will work with you
Clearing anxieties, limiting beliefs or fear surrounding birth
How your birth companion can assist and be involved in the birth
Avoiding artificial induction of labour if that is your preference
Remaining in control if interventions are proposed
Positions to facilitate deeper relaxation and a more comfortable birthing experience
How to draft a birth plan for discussion with your chosen care provider
MATERIALS, SCHEDULE, AND COST:
The five-week series includes a textbook, handouts for home practice and to take to birthing location, relaxation CD or Mp3, my continued support as well as advice and suggestions for complementary services upon request.
Small group classes: Held on Saturday mornings (9am-11:30am).
Please contact me for details of when the next course will be starting.
Cost: $600 per couple
Private sessions: I will work with you and your birth partner in the comfort of your own home on a private basis.
Alternatively, if you would like to coordinate with another birthing couple you know, I can offer the course in the comfort of your home.
Cost: $520 per couple