Hypnobabies Prenatal Classes
Ricky is a Certified Hypnobabies Instructor and has been teaching Hypnobabies Prenatal Classes since 2011. Classes run once weekly for six weeks according to the dates listed below. Each class is 3 & 1/4 hours in length with one break.
How to register:
Please phone me at 780-929-4669 to begin the registration process. Once we speak briefly on the phone I will send you a link to complete your enrollment on-line.
A $200 deposit will be required upon registration. I accept cheque, cash or e-transfer. Once I receive your deposit and completed enrollment form I will send you your first hypnosis MP3 audio tracks to start listening to before our classes even begin. The remaining class fee is due at the beginning of our first class or can be paid along with the deposit upon registration.
Please don’t let financial constraints stand in the way of your peaceful birth! Call me to discuss different payment options to make it easier for you.
Register early to avoid disappointment!
February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursday evenings 6:30 – 9:45 pm
10516 – 82 Ave. in Edmonton
Class is full
May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21 (note change in dates)
Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:45 pm
10516 – 82 Ave. in Edmonton
4 spaces left
July 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23
Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:45 pm
6 spaces left
September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 (skipping Oct. 8 for Thanksgiving)
Sunday afternoons 1:00 – 4:45 pm
6 spaces left
- Private classes also available anytime. Please contact me for more information.
Group Class Fee 2016 classes (including GST): $425 per couple ($200 non-refundable deposit + $225 due at beginning of first class)
or $405 per couple ($200 non-refundable deposit + $205 due at first class) if registered 3 weeks prior to 1st class
*The full $200 deposit would be refunded if the course is cancelled*
284 page Hypnobabies workbook
17 hypnosis tracks for the Hypno-Mom (in MP3 or CD format) – (including 4 hypnosis tracks for labour)
1 hypnosis track for the Birth Partner
The Hypnobabies Quick Reference Guide for Birthing
The Birth Partner’s Guide Booklet
5 Hypnobabies scripts in a spiral bound book
Perineal Massage Information
Many extra Handouts (including our new “Becoming Dad” weekly handout)
Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset; Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology; Belief Systems; The Power of Words and How They Affect Us; How Your Mind Works – The Conscious and Subconscious; The Mind/Body Connection; What Hypnosis is and is NOT; Demonstrations of Hypnosis; How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor; Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 1; “Becoming Dad” – Part 1; The Importance of Daily Pregnancy Affirmations; The Gifts Your Body Gives You – Your Beautiful Uterus and How it Works; Creating Your “Mental Lightswitch”; Partner Communication Exercise and the “Contract of Trust”.
Hypnosis Script: “Learning Self-Hypnosis” (Entering hypnosis on your own and controlling all sensations in your body.)
Class 2: Staying Healthy and Safe:
Importance of Staying Healthy and Safe in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; The High Protein Advantage; Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy; Hydration for Two; Avoidance of Harmful Substances; Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions; Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 2; “Becoming Dad” – Part 2; Introduction of the Stages of Labor including the “Baby-Kindness” Stage; New Baby Sensitivity Through Bonding; Using Hypnosis for Pregnancy Discomforts and Health; Prenatal Exercises for an Easier Birth; Birth Partner Assistance.
Hypnosis Script: “Creating Anesthesia”. (Modifying your hypnosis to include Hypno-anesthesia and “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”.)
Class 3: Your Options in Birthing:
Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” audio track; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 3; “Becoming Dad” – Part 3; The Importance of Making Excellent Birthing Decisions; the “Big Secrets”; Detailed Childbirth Choices – Risks, Benefits and Alternatives for Common Procedures; Getting Informed Consent, Hospital Forms and Your Rights; Questions for Caregivers – Consumer Issues and Positive Communication; Creating the Birth Plan of your Dreams; “Big” Babies; Packing Your Birth Bag; Touring Your Place of Birth; Benefits of a Professional Labor Assistant; “Hypno-Doulas”; Introduction of the Abdominal Lift and Tuck Birthing Techniques; Preparation for Comfortable Pushing.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools”. (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and Hypno-anesthesia instantly.)
Class 4: The Onset of Labor:
Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 4; “Becoming Dad” – Part 4; Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy; Preparing for your Birthing Day; Signs of Birthing Beginning; Amniotic Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices; True vs. “False” Labor; How to Time Your Birthing Waves (contractions); Your Birth Log; When to go to the Birth Place; Automatic Comfort and Relaxation on “The Drive” and Arrival at Your Place of Birth (if out of your home); Hypno-Guardians; Nurses – the Unsung Heroes; Using Hypnosis for Comfort During Internal Exams; Dilation, Effacement, Position and Station of Baby; The Beautiful Progress of Labor, Including Fast , Average and Slow or Stalled Labor; Artificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques; Creating a Safe and Serene Birthing Environment; Nausea Elimination; Optimum Fetal Positioning.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 – Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia.” (Birth Partner Cues for instantly deepening hypnosis and moving anesthesia around to different areas of your body.)
Class 5: Birth Partners, Transition and Birth:
Birth Partners Training: Your Role During Pregnancy and Birthing Reviewed; How a Labor Assistant Can Help the Hypno-Partner; 4 Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques; the Change of Plans Hypnosis Script.
Late First Stage Labor – Transition…or “Transformation”; Hypnosis Deepening techniques; Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind and your Baby; Protecting the Hypno-Mom!; Effective Positions for Birthing; Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball; Exhale Pushing and Avoiding the “Ring of Fire” with Hypnosis; Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction, Pitocin, Post-Partum Choices. Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental Lightswitch, Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Avoiding a Cesarean Section; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 5; “Becoming Dad” – Part 5.
Hypnosis techniques practice: Using Hypnobabies in the Moment! Full practice of our Hypnobabies Lightswitch techniques, Peace cue, Release cue, Birth Partner’s cues, and Moving Hypno-Anesthesia around Your Body.
Class 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond:
In-depth Birthing Rehearsal using all Hypnobabies Techniques, Birth Balls, Walking, Positional Changes and Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis where our Hypno-Moms and Birth Partners practice their Hypnobabies cues and techniques together, in hypnosis, culminating with “giving birth” using Hypno-Anesthesia.
New Mother and Baby Care: “Becoming Dad” – Part 6; Support for the New Family during the First 2 Weeks Postpartum; Care for the New Mother; Baby Kindness; Normal Newborn Appearance; Creating a Newborn Baby Care Plan/Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing … or Not?; Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In; Breastfeeding, an Overview; Breastfeeding and Jaundice, Latching, Non-Schedules, Laid-Back Breastfeeding; BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, and much more!
Additional Hypnosis tracks (in CD or MP3 format) included in the course materials: Fear Clearing & Deepening, Hypnobabies Relaxation Music, Birth Guide (Easy First Stage & Pushing Baby Out), two wonderful Affirmations tracks (Joyful Pregnancy Affirmations & Birthing Day Affirmations!).
Home Study Advantage:
If you have chosen to take the Hypnobabies Self-Study Course, I offer a special private class in your home to better prepare you for your Hypnobabies birth. The purpose of this class is to help you and your partner pull all of your Hypnobabies techniques and cues together and gain confidence in how to use them all. This includes a birth rehearsal so you can see your hypnosis skills in action in labour/birth positions (fantastic for visualizing your birth and helping you and your birth partner know how to best work together in your birthing time). We’ll also review the Birth Partner’s Guide together so your partner is very prepared to assist you on the big day. We’ll watch a few very inspiring Hypnobabies birth videos too. If you have a doula it would be very beneficial for her to attend this class as well.
Home Study Advantage Fee: $130