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A Fun and Relaxing Childbirth Class For an Easier, More Comfortable Birth!
Tuesday, August 22- September 26 (4 Spaces Available)

Location: Cole Family Practice, Hermitage
Fee: $350

For more information, email Sarah at risingmoonnashville@gmail.com or call 931-338-1311

What is Hypnobabies?

Hypnobabies is a very successful 6 week, 3.5-hours per week, complete childbirth education course that was adapted with permission from Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” techniques rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery.  Hypnobabies uses the same medical hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any drugs, which is called hypno-anesthesia. Our classes also teach Hypnobabies Birth Partners how to fully support the Hypno-Moms, and Hypnobabies is also used very successfully by single mothers.  We recommend starting your Hypnobabies course between 28-30 weeks gestation.

What is included?

• 21 (or more if applicable) hours of class instruction
• Blue Hypnobabies Student Tote Bag
• 18 Hypnobabies audio tracks, including one for your Birth Partner, and 4 for labor
• Your Hypnobabies Student Workbook – 6 classes
• Your Quick Reference Booklet for instantly available Hypnobabies information during labor
• Birth Partner’s Guide Booklet for in-depth training
• Your Student Hypnosis Scripts Booklet – 5 scripts
• 19 Informational Class Handouts Student and a Handouts Folder

Class outline:

Class 1: 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 a Parent/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 for Peaceful Birthing – Part 2
  • “Becoming a Parent/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 a Parent/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
  • Preparation for 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 a Parent/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 Partner 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 for Peaceful 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 a Parent/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!


Can’t make it to a class?

Hypnobabies is a very comprehensive, unique and successful childbirth hypnosis program for creating an easier, more comfortable birth experience.  Home Study Courses, individual MP3 tracks and Hypno-Doula Training products are available.   To order or learn more, Click Here.

You can supplement your Home Study course by utilizing Hypnobabies, “Home Study Advantange.”  This is a private session which provides you and your Birth Partner with detailed information on using your Hypnobabies “transition”, “pushing” and “using hypnosis for medical procedures” techniques. The Home Study Advantage class also covers the role of the Hypno-Birth Partner in pregnancy and childbirth, and allows you to practice your hypnosis cues and techniques in a real Hypnobabies Birthing Rehearsal.