HypnoBirthing Childbirth Class Outline
*order may be changed 

UNIT #1 Building A Positive Expectancy

• Introduction – HypnoBirthing® Stories Video – Marie Mongan

• HypnoBirthing® Beginnings

• Rationale/Muscle Comparison

• How the Uterus Works

• Articles of Birth Affirmation

• Uterus During Surge Illustration

• What’s Wrong with Labor?

• How Fear Affects Labor

• Origin of Pain Concept/Curse of Eves

• Hypnosis and Deep Relaxation/Creating Positive Birth Outcomes

• Pyscho-Physical Exercise (Pen Dropping, Light Arm/Heavy Arm)

• Calm Breathing Introduction/Demonstration

• Lemon Cutting Script

UNIT #2 Falling in Love With Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body

• Prenatal Bonding Techniques

• Relaxation and Breathing

• The Importance of Routine

• Positions for Labor and Birth

• Facial Relaxation

• Calm Breathing Reviewed

• Slow/Surge Breathing

• Birth Breathing / J Breath

• Progressive, Instant, and Deepening Techniques

• Birth Companion’s Deepening Script

• Hypnotic Relaxation and Visualizations (Rainbow Script, Opening Blossom and Blue Satin Ribbons

• Depthometer/Glove Relaxation/Sensory Gate Valve (hypno-anesthesia)

• Time Distortion

• Releasing Limiting Thoughts Assignment

• Preparing the Body for Birthing

• Light touch Massage

• Stretching the Inner Thigh Muscles

• The Leaping Frog/squatting/Semi-squatting

• Pelvic Floor Exercises (Kegels)

• Perineal Massage

• Nutrition—Its importance in growing healthy, happy babies

UNIT #3 Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

• Birth Preferences

• Breech Presentation

• When Baby is Ready

• Looking at Your Due Date

• Special Circumstances That Require The Attention of A Caregiver

• Avoiding Artificial Induction of Labor

• Achieving A Natural Start of Labor

• Prelude to Labor

• Your Body Working for You And with You

• Releasing Negative Emotions, Fears and Limiting Thoughts

UNIT #4 Overview of Childbirth—A Labor of Love

• Onset of Labor—Thinning and Opening Phase

• Arriving at The Hospital

• As Labor Moves along

• Birth Companion’s Role

• Birth Companion’s Birth Guide

• If Labor Rests or Slows

• Review of Misconceptions

• Natural Measures to Restart Labor

• Important Questions for Birth Companions to Protect Natural Birthing Experience

• As Birthing advances—Nearing Completion

• Birth Rehearsal Imagery

UNIT #5 Birthing—Breathing Love, Bringing Life

• Show Birthing Video—Birth as We Know  It (Tatiana)

• Hallmarks of Labor

• Mother Nears Completion—thinning and opening phase ends

• Birthing Phase—Breathing Baby Down

• Positioning and Repositioning

• Birth—The Final Act

• Miscellaneous Scripts and Illustrations

• Pelvic Station

• Birth Explained Simply

• Recommended Reading List

• Visualization for Optimal Birth Positioning

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