Class Schedule: Fridays, Feb 2 - March 9 6 - 9:30pm BodyWise, 104 W Chestnut St, Lancaster, PA 17603 Perfect for moms with late March - May guess dates/due dates!
Sundays, April 8 - May 6 1:00 - 4:30pm No class May 13 (Mother's Day) Last Class: Saturday, May 12 10am-1:30pm W. High St., Red Lion (exact address given after registration) Perfect for moms with late May - August guess dates/due dates!
6 week course, 3 1/2 hr classes Cost: Red Lion $285 Lancaster $325 Rate may be adjusted for special circumstances that make finances an obstacle, please contact me. I am always willing to create payment plans to make services possible. Ideally, it is best to start the class around 22-26 weeks, however any time before 32 weeks is fine. Private classes & Home Study Advantage session available. Email me for more information.
Course Outline Class1: 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; 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 forPeaceful 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; Preparationfor 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, 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; Mindfulness forPeaceful 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!