Building a Positive Expectancy
Introduction to the remarkable Hypnobirthing philosophy.
The history of women and birthing.
What�s wrong with labour/ How fear affects labour and the uterine muscles.
Why and how you can have an easier, and more comfortable, safer birth.
How nature perfectly designed women�s bodies to birth/ How the uterus works.
How to assist rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts.
The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful, inspirational birthing videos.
Hypnosis and deep relaxation/creating positive birthing outcomes.
Falling in love with your baby
Pre-natal bonding /post natal bonding techniques
The remarkable mind of the new born baby
Selecting a care giver and birthing environment
What questions to ask.
Knowing your options/rights.
Preparing your mind and body
Calm breathing technique.
Visualisation for optimal birth positioning.
Progressive relaxation/Depthometer/Sensory gate valve/Time distortion/Disappearing letters.
Birth companion�s role in labour.
Birth companions deepening script.
Positions for relaxation and birthing.
Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning.
Releasing limiting thoughts assignment.
Light touch massage technique.
Pre-admission and hospital admission.
Preparing birth preference sheets.
Surge breathing technique.
When baby is nearly due/looking at your due date.
Birth rehearsal imagery.
Special circumstances that require the attention of a caregiver.
Avoiding artificial induction of labour and achieving a natural start to labour.
Prelude to labour.
Hallmarks of labour.
Your body working with you and for you.
Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts/ Shanti script.
Arriving at hospital.
An overview of birthing-A labour of love
Onset of labour-thinning and opening phase
Settling in at the hospital/birthing centre. Home birth preparation.
Birth explained simply/ Pelvic station.
Birth companions guide/ what to ask and when of caregivers.
Birth breathing technique.
If labour slows or rests.
Review of misconceptions.
Options/ companions prompt�s and activities.
Natural measures to re-start labour.
Important questions for birth companion to protect natural birthing.
Birth-Breathing love-Bringing life
Positions during decent and birthing.
Breathing baby down to birth.
Baby moves to the breast.
The cost of the course includes the official Hypnobirthing handbook, Relaxation CD, and a folder containing all the information you need including birth preference forms etc.