What IS HypnoBirthing® Continued...
You will experience deep relaxation similar to daydreaming, or focusing, that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or movie. You are in control of your body the entire time. During class, you will be given tools, exercises and practice so you can achieve this deep relaxation on your birthing day. Through your training, you will learn how to achieve this relaxation, be fully aware of your body, in control, free of the fear that can prevent your birthing muscles from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state, your body's natural relaxant and endorphins replace the stress hormones that can restrict and cause pain.
When should I take HypnoBirthing®? How long is the course?
As soon as you can! The techniques work best when you have ample time to practice them. The course is five classes, each two and a half hours long. You can start anytime during your pregnancy, the earlier the better! I strongly encourage the end of your first trimester or your second trimester.
I am having a planned cesarean, or plan on getting an epidural, can I still use HypnoBirthing®?
Yes! HypnoBirthing® can still help during pregnancy in reducing any fears you may have surrounding your birth and help with stress relief and relaxation during pregnancy. The methods can also give you tools to use until you are ready for your epidural (you may find you will not need it!), and be used during the moments leading up to the epidural to help the body relax. For planned cesarean births, HypnoBirthing® can still help with prenatal bonding, establishing birth preferences, releasing fear & anxiety, breathing techniques to use during surgery to calm the body and release tension, learning relaxation techniques for after your cesarean birth which can help recovery and of course helping with education so you can still have a wonderful birthing day. HypnoBirthing® can be used before, during and after birth during the postpartum period. Many find that they use the techniques long after baby is born! HypnoBirthing® is appropriate for births in hospitals, at home or in a birthing center.
What you get with the program!
"What you taught us was very helpful and went a long way to ease tensions and fears that were left over from our last experience...
Current Class Offerings
Private Classes - $500
5 Session Series beginning in February or March available.
Taught in your home!
Group Classes - $300
No Group Class offerings at this time.
*Classes are for mothers and their birth companions. Your professional birth doula may also attend class with you. Depending on size, classes may be held at a different location on the Eastside.