Positive Birth Program - Outline of Classes
Group Classes This course involves 12 hours of training for Mothers-to-be and birth partner, in four 3-hour sessions.
The course comprises the full Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth Program, a workbook of the complete course work, and access to online resources.
Light supper is provided. Class size is limited so it is a fairly small interactive group experience. Bookings are essential.
Private Classes The course may also be done privately in a weekend at your home, with two days of 6-hour sessions, or four 3-hour sessions.
The course comprises the full Hypnobirthing Australia Positive™ Birth Program, a workbook of the complete course work, and access to online resources.
There is also a condensed intensive course, for special circumstances that require it.
Positive Birth Program Content
Unit 1: Creating and maintaining a positive mindset
Introduction to positive mindset of hypnobirthing
Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour
The role of our caregivers
What is hypnosis and how will we use it for birthing?
Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome – how fear affects labour
My amazing uterus– understanding the physiology behind birthing
Our hormones are our friends
Re-programming the subconscious
The language for empowered birthing
Toolkit for birth
The power of affirmations
Unit 2: Choices, knowledge, tools for empowered birth
Conditioning techniques leading up to birth
Hypnosis tracks, birth music, aromatherapy
Releasing endorphins through touch
Choices in maternity care
Maintaining a healthy diet
Staying Active – exercise during pregnancy
Tips for Optimal Foetal Positioning
Introducing our toolkit for birth
The importance of facial relaxation
Relaxation Breathing – a skill for life
Surge Breathing – the best tool ever!
The ‘urge’ to push/bear down – breathing down
Unit 3: Preparing mind and body for birth
Visualisations for pregnancy & birth
Pre-birth bonding Bonding with baby at birth
‘Guess date’ – a normal range of pregnancy
Inductions – things you’re not always told
A natural start to labour Instant relaxation techniques
Self-hypnosis techniques to practice alone
Using triggers, anchors, suggestion, self hypnosis in pregnancy & birth
Hypnosis/relaxation scripts & prompts for partners
Unit 4: Birth – bringing it all together
Birth Preferences, and open communication with caregivers
Questions to help you make good decisions
Birth companion as advocate
Your rights as a child bearing woman
Breech or posterior – options & positions
Hypnosis for releasing fears
What to expect through labour and birth
When to call the midwife/go to the hospital
The birth partner’s role
Cord clamping & placenta delivery
Undisturbed bonding/breastfeeding time – skin to skin
Hypnosis – Rehearsal for Birth