The following Hypnobirthing Australia content is covered during Let’s Hypnobirth Baby classes.

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

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

 

 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

 

 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
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Hypnobirthing parents Lori & Sam
Hypnobirthing Practitioner Sophie & first time Hypnobirthing Mum, Lori.