Positive Birth Program – Class Outline and Content

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
Mind/body connection
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
Birthing environment
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
Special circumstances
Membranes releasing
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
Birthing positions
The birth partner’s role
Cord clamping & placenta delivery
Undisturbed bonding/breastfeeding time – skin to skin
Hypnosis – Rehearsal for Birth

Class Investment

There are options for different classes, and also options for payment. 
See more here.