What is Hypnobabies?
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis is a method of childbirth preparation that teaches deep hypnosis techniques, imagery and visualization to re-train the inner mind in a very positive way, which helps to lessen and in many ways, eliminate discomfort and fear from the birthing experience. With adequate preparation, and in the absence of complications, our Hypno-mamas can experience calmer, more comfortable, shorter and easier births. Wouldn’t you love to be as calm, poised and confident as the birthing mamas on this page?
…. are babies whose parents choose to easily and naturally prepare for childbirth using the Hypnobabies method of Hypnotic Childbirth, which some might call “hypno-birthing”. Hypnobabies however, is very different in that at Hypnobabies we teach real medical hypnosis techniques, creating an automatically peaceful, relaxing and more comfortable pregnancy, a calm confident Birth Partner, and an easier, much more comfortable natural birthing for our Hypno-Mom.
Have you ever wondered what is Hypnobabies? Hypnobabies is a very successful 6 week, 3-hours per week, complete childbirth education course that was adapted with permission from Master Hypnotherapist Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” techniques rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery. This allows our Hypno-Moms to enjoy “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis”, easily remaining deeply in hypnosis while walking, talking and changing positions; being as mobile as they would like to be during childbirth. Hypnobabies is well-known for helping women to create much shorter, easier and more comfortable labors, making childbirth the joyful experience it was meant to be.
Expectant mothers use our Hypnobabies Workbook, audio tracks and hypnosis scripts to re-train their subconscious minds that contractions in labor will be perceived by their body as pressure or a squeezing-type sensations, and/or pushing, pulling and normal baby movement sensations. With the use of real, medical-grade hypnosis and the type of hypnotic compounding (repetition) that our Hypnobabies students learn, practice and use during labor, normal birthing sensations can easily be transformed into pleasurable ones. Our Hypno-moms are also fully in tune with their babies during the birthing process, and as aware of everything around them as they’d like to be, easily able to communicate with their support team, and completely in charge of their own birth experience.
Hypnobabies uses the same medical hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any drugs, which is called hypno-anesthesia. Our classes also teach Hypnobabies Birth Partners how to fully support the Hypno-Moms, and Hypnobabies is also used very successfully by single mothers. A willing Birth Partner is a bonus!
Including a very comprehensive childbirth education curriculum also ensures that our Hypno-moms remain deeply committed to their Hypnobabies training, since they need not go anywhere else for childbirth education. Other natural childbirth classes are wonderful, but many teach “pain-coping”, and “pain-management”, which is directly in opposition to our Hypnobabies suggestions that encourage an easier, more comfortable, joyful childbirth.
What You Will Learn
- Learn about the 3 stages of birth
- Learn how fear and negative expectations can cause pain in childbirth
- Learn how hypnosis works, and that ALL hypnosis is SELF-hypnosis
- Learn how to create natural anesthesia using ‘only’ your mind
- Learn how mom can stay healthy and low risk through nutrition, and prepare for birth with prenatal exercises
- Learn about your options for birthing
- Create a written plan that lists your birth preferences
- Participate in a Hypnobabies birth rehearsal practice session
- Experience the joy of bonding with your baby, as you enjoy practicing your hypnosis scripts together
Each series consists of 6 classes meeting for 3.5 hours each week for 6 weeks.
The Amazing benefits of a Hypnobabies® birth are:
- Relaxed Mom and Dad throughout the pregnancy, labor and birth. Both parents participate in the Hypnosis and Fear Release sessions, providing them with a sense of calm and confidence.
- Shorter labors due to lack of resistance in the birthing muscles.
- Fewer complications and interventions, as the body and mind stay completely relaxed during labor. Posterior and Breech babies can be turned with hypnosis as well.
- Fewer drugs or no drugs at all, means less risk of harmful side effects for mother and baby.
- Elimination of the Fear/Tension/Pain Syndrome. CD’s and scripts are used in labor to effect post hypnotic suggestions for elimination of discomfort and relaxation.
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“Anyone considering a natural birth experience would benefit greatly from Angela’s services. I continue to benefit from her lessons as a new mother even now.”
~Love, Alison, Lee and Drew, Huntington Beach, CA