HypnoBirthing Class May-June 2018 Thursday Evenings

By Angela Shalenko (other events)

Thursday, May 17 2018 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education class series.  5 Sessions of 2.5 hours each.

Class Dates: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14.  Time: Thursdays 6pm-8:30pm 

Location: Bloom Counseling & Wellness 6500 Glenridge Park Place Suite 8, Louisville, Kentucky 40222

Learn how to tap into your natural birthing instincts.  With deep relaxation, you will be able to birth with ease and comfort. The class is designed to complement any type of birth you are planning. This includes first time parents or exerienced parents, people with anxiety, parents who hire a doula or not, parents who birth naturally or have special circumstances, parents who choose to birth in a hospital or at home.  Learn how to empower yourself for birth.

What you will learn in a HypnoBirthing® Class Series:

Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy
• Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy
• Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
• How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
• How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
• The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
• Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos

Unit 2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body
• The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
• Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
• Breathing techniques for labor and birthing
• Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
• Selecting the right care provider
• The Birth companion’s role in birthing
• Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning

 Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
• Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
• Preparing the Body for Birthing
• Light Touch Labor Massage
• Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
• Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.

 Unit 4: An overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love
• Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
• Birth explained simply
• Hallmarks of labor
• If labor rests or slows – Companion’s  prompts and activities
• As labor advances – birthing with your baby
• Protecting the natural birthing experience
• Birth rehearsal imagery

 Unit 5: Birth – Breathing Love – Bringing Life
• Positions for descent and birthing
• Breathing baby down to birth
• Baby moves to the breast
• Family bonding with your baby