What Will I Learn?

UNIT 1: BUILDING A POSITIVE EXPECTANCY

    • 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

UNIT 2: 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

UNIT 3: 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

UNIT 4: 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

UNIT 5: 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

Recommend Registration by 30 weeks of pregnancy

HypnoBirthing Tampa FL Classes Include:

    • Your own copy of the 302-page HypnoBirthing Text, HypnoBirthing®– The Mongan Method
    • 5 information-packed class meetings, helping you to understand why labor doesn’t have to hurt
    • 10 plus professionally written scripts for your home practice
    •  2 CDs for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone disk, Rainbow Relaxation)
    • Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
    • A set of Birth Prompts for your birth Companion
    • Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
    • Hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
    • A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition
    • Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing
    • Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
    • Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
    • Private instruction if desired
    • Small classes for personal attention
    • Body toning exercises and practice
    • The advantage and confidence of the first and only HypnoBirthing® birth classes which have the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation recognized internationally as the leader in natural birth preparation for the past 25 years.