“This class will change the way you think about birth forever.”
– Muneeza

Through a very simple program of self-hypnosis and relaxation, learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation, and birthing myths;  you are helped to see birth as normal. As a woman, you learn to trust your body knows how to birth your baby calmly, safely & easily.

After completing this twelve-hour course, you’ll not only understand the fundamental role of self-hypnosis (relaxation) and the methods for employing it for a positive, welcoming and loving birth, but also how to develop a sound birthing plan for your baby and how to effectively execute it under different circumstances.

This intensive class gives you the knowledge on how to birth calmly and happily. You and your birth companion will acquire the practical skills you’ll need to progress the birth process naturally and to make quick, positive, intuition and education based decisions as the birth occurs.

What I will Learn in Muneeza’s HypnoBirthing® Class:

  • Why fear can stop or slow labor and cause pain
  • How “without fear” labor can be comfortable and joyous
  • How staying calm is the best thing you can do for your baby
  • How to release your fears and limiting thoughts about birth using hypnosis
  • How to choose a supportive care provider whether an OB or a midwife
  • Busting common myths associated with birth in conventional medicine
  • A ‘toolbox’ of breathing, hypnosis, deepening, visualisation, massage and more techniques
  • ‘Hands on’ classroom practice for all techniques for you and birth companion
  • How to create a great birth plan and how to get it implemented
  • How to interview your care providers and choose one you trust
  • Role plays of different birth situations with the birth companion and tools on how to navigate them
  • Effective natural ways to prepare your body for birth, to avoid episiotomies, artificial inductions or C-section
  • What you can do in case mom does experience some discomfort
  • How HypnoBirthing can help with breech presentation, placenta previa, C-section or even just labour augmentation.
  • How to optimise your nutrition, physical movement and positive mindset for birth

Classes are held in a beautiful space in downtown Stamford.
The location is easily accessible from both 1-95 and the Merritt Parkway.

Format

HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2 1/2-hour classes. If you are very near to your birthing time, Muneeza can make special arrangements to ensure you receive your complete classes before your due date.

Activities in Class

The classes include plenty of opportunities for:

  • live hypnosis practice
  • breathing technique demonstration
  • partners practicing hypnosis with each other
  • learning to go into deeper states of relaxation
  • massage techniques
  • role-play exercises
  • plenty of interactive discussion
  • laughter and joy

We draw examples from the many experiences of HypnoBirthing parents, and go over the many scenarios we can encounter during birth, teaching parents skills for navigating these scenarios.

Take Home Materials

  • The official HypnoBirthing book by Marie F. Mongan, creator of HypnoBirthing
  • CDs with recorded scripts to help you learn self-hypnosis at home
  • A professionally bound packet of relevant and important articles for birth preparation
  • Inspiration
  • Positive Mindset
  • Fun Giveaways

The Birth Companion

The Birth Companion is an integral part of the HypnoBirthing experience. The class welcomes your birth companion and encourages him or her to be as fully prepared as you are. He or she practices with the mother in helping to prepare for deep relaxation. During labor the Birth Companion guides the laboring mother through hypnosis prompts, relaxation techniques, deepening methods, and visualizations, provides comfort measures, and joins in welcoming the new baby, often by receiving the baby as he emerges.

Course Overview:

  • Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy
  • The History of Women and Birthing
  • Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
  • How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
  • How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
  • The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing
  • Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos
  • Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body
  • The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
  • Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
  • Breathing techniques for labor and birthing
  • Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
  • Selecting the right care provider
  • The Birth companion’s role in birthing
  • Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning
  • Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
  • Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
  • Preparing the Body for Birthing
  • Light Touch Labor Massage
  • Your body working for and with you
  • Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
  • Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts
  • An overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love
  • Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
  • Birth explained simply
  • Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
  • Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
  • As labor moves along – passing time through labor
  • Hallmarks of labor
  • If labor rests or slows – Companion’s prompts and activities
  • As labor advances – birthing with your baby
  • Protecting the natural birthing experience
  • Birth rehearsal imagery
  • Birth – Breathing Love – Bringing Life
  • Moving into birthing
  • Positions for descent and birthing
  • Breathing baby down to birth
  • Baby moves to the breast
  • Family bonding with your baby
Everything you need
for the natural, loving birth you want!


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