Hypnobabies Prenatal Classes

Classes run once weekly for six weeks according to the dates listed below.  Each class is  3 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 an information/registration package in the mail.

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 download card 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!

 

Class Schedule:

November 4, 10, 17, 25, Dec. 1, 8, 2014

Monday & Tuesday evenings (as per the above dates) 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Beaumont, AB (just 5 minutes south of Edmonton)

 

*Please note the change in dates for this next class.  It was originally to start in January but has now been postponed to February.

February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2015

Sunday afternoons, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

10516 – 82 Ave in Edmonton

5 spaces left

Register before Jan. 11 for $20 off the class fee

 

March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, & 22

Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Edmonton (either Whyte Ave. or at ASAC)

6 spaces left

Register before Feb. 25 for $20 off the class fee

 

April 26, May 3, 17, 24, 31, & June 7 (skipping May 10 due to Mother’s Day)

Sunday afternoons 1:30 – 4:30 pm

10516 – 82 Ave in Edmonton

6 spaces left

Register before April 5 for $20 off the class fee

 

May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Monday evenings 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Location to be determined

6 spaces left

Register before May 4 for $20 off the class fee

 

  • Private classes also available anytime.  Please contact me for more information.

 

Class Fee:

Group Class Fee (including GST): $415  ($200 non-refundable deposit + $215 due at beginning of first class)

or $395 ($200 non-refundable deposit + $195 due at first class) if registered 3 weeks prior to 1st class

*The full $200 deposit would be refunded if the course is cancelled*

 

All class materials and CD’s are included in the fee:

218 page Hypnobabies workbook
11 hypnosis tracks for the Hypno-Mom (in MP3 or CD format)
1 hypnosis track for the Birth Partner
The Hypnobabies Quick Reference Guide for Labor
The Birth Partner’s Guide Booklet
Techniques from The book, “Back Labor No More”
6 Hypnobabies scripts in a spiral bound book
Perineal Massage Booklet
“Rights of Childbearing Women” booklet
16 Handouts

 

Class Descriptions:

Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies:

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; The Importance of Daily Birthing 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 Low Risk:

Importance of Diet in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; The High Protein Advantage; Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy; Drinking Water for Two; Avoidance of Harmful Substances; Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions; Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy; 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 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” hypnosis track; 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 book “Back Labor NO More”.

Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools”.  (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and anesthesia instantly.)

Class 4: The Onset of Labor:

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, Transformation 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.

Hypnosis 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:

Hypnosis Script: “Visualize (Create!) Your Birth” (a mental practice of labor and birthing that creates your childbirth experience for you exactly as you desire it to be.)

Followed by our 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 Baby Care: Baby Kindness, Apgar Scores, Normal Newborn Appearance, and Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing..or Not?, Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In. A Good Start with Breastfeeding, Latching, Non-Schedules, BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, The Mind of a Newborn, 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), and the wonderful Affirmations track (which has both pregnancy and 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