Have you been bombarded with the negative birth stories of others? 
Mothers, sisters, friends, TV and even strangers,
all want to tell us about the horrors of giving birth.

We've been conditioned fear birth. This extreme fear causes our bodies to become tense, and that tension often prevents the normal, physiological function of birth.  The result? Long, painful, unsatisfying birth experiences.

HypnoBirthing® is a beautiful and easy to learn childbirth method which combines relaxation, breathing and visualization techniques to ease pain and empower women to release fear and build confidence. With fear and stress removed from the birth experience, birth becomes a safe, joyful and beautiful bonding experience. Partners also receive the benefit of learning to release fear and learn how to support you during this once in a lifetime experience. HypnoBirthing is also perfect for VBAC mothers.

Join us and discover how to work with your body rather than resist it and bring your baby into the world in the calm and gentle way that nature intended.


HypnoBirthing Advantages

  • Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and pain

  • Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for harmful drugs for you and your baby

  • Shortens the first phase of labor

  • Leaves mother alert, fresh, awake and with energy

  • Helps keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing

  • Reduces the need for an episiotomy

  • Reduces and often eliminates fatigue during labor

  • Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, peaceful birth for themselves and their baby

  • Gives the birthing companion an integral role in the birthing process

  • Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting

  • Teaches breathing techniques that allow a woman to gently breathe her baby into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing
What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of focused relaxation that allows us to communicate positive suggestions to our subconscious mind. Hypnosis is an accepted and approved way to empower yourself to achieve the goals you desire. Among many things, self-hypnosis has been used to help people stop smoking, lose weight, overcome fears, and successfully manage pain.


Hypnosis is a gentle experience. Your body goes into a state of deep relaxation while your mind remains attentive and focused on the desired goal. During hypnosis the body remains in a deep state of relaxation while your intense mental focus helps you re-program any old attitudes or beliefs about your current behaviors.


Hypnosis is considered to be a safe and effective complementary and alternative treatment by the National Institute of Health. Hypnosis was first recognized by the American Medical Association in the 1950s. One of the best things about hypnosis is absolutely NO negative side affects.
FAQ's


At what point in my pregnancy should I start classes?
While HypnoBirthing is a benefit at any stage of pregnancy, it is recommended that classes be taken around the beginning of the second trimester. However, if you find yourself farther along in your pregnancy, be in touch about classes.......it's never too late to learn!  Even a late introduction is highly beneficial.  If you are too close to your due date to take a 5 week class, or if you live too far away from a HypnoBirthing practitioner, please inquire about our Accelerated Format classes


How long is the HypnoBirthing® series?
It is a 5 week series, each class lasting 2.5 hours.


Is it true that I will experience a pain-free birth with HypnoBirthing?
HypnoBirthing does not promise painless birthing, though many HypnoBirthing mothers do report having a relatively pain-free birth or one that they were able to manage easily.  When the cause of pain--fear that constricts the birthing muscles—is eliminated, birthing can be accomplished in a shorter period and much more comfortably. A relaxed mother’s body will produce more endorphins, nature’s own relaxants.  HypnoBirthing mothers may still experience sensations of tightening or pressure; but most describe their birth experience as working with their body through the sensations.


Do I need to take another childbirth preparation class?
HypnoBirthing® was designed to be a complete childbirth education program.  You do not need to take any other classes.  If you are planning on breastfeeding, it is recommended that you take our Breastfeeding Bliss class.


How does HypnoBirthing differ from other childbirth preparation methods?
Unlike other childbirth methods that teach you how to cope with and manage pain, HypnoBirthing is based on the premise that childbirth does not necessarily need to be painful if the mother is properly prepared and relaxed. When women understand that pain is caused by constrictor hormones, created by fear, they learn, instead, to release fear thus creating endorphins—the feel good hormones. They are then able to change their expectations of long, painful labor and are able to replace them with expectations of a more comfortable birthing.  Rather than exhausting, shallow breathing and the distraction techniques of typical “prepared childbirth” programs, HypnoBirthing parents learn deep abdominal breathing and total relaxation, enabling the laboring mother to work in harmony with her body and her baby. This allows her to achieve a shorter and more comfortable labor for herself and baby.


Could I just buy the book and CD’s and learn this program as a home study?
The materials were not designed to be a home study program.  The book and CD are an important part of the program, however they were created as an adjunct to the classes.  The classes provide important information that goes beyond what is in the book.  You will learn and practice breathing and relaxation techniques, participate in valuable discussions, see inspiring birthing videos and lay the foundation for important visualizations that you will then be working with at home.  


What if my birth companion cannot attend all or some of the classes?
Sometimes moms must come to class alone or they choose to bring an alternative support person, mother, friend, sister etc.  The primary birth companion should be supportive and willing to read the book and listen to you fill them in on what was missed in class.


Can HypnoBirthing be beneficial to someone who has special circumstances or who must have a C-section?  HypnoBirthing is beneficial to Moms who must have a C-section.  Click here to read.
 

I am interested in enrolling for HypnoBirthing classes, what are my next steps?  Go to our Classes page for upcoming class dates and times. Contact us either by e-mail or phone to request an enrollment form.  We ask for a $100 non-refundable deposit and enrollment form to be considered registered for the class.  If you don’t see a class that works well with your birthing time please contact me as new classes are always forming.  Do not hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions at all!!


HypnoBirthing® Mothers
are making choices -- creating change!

  • From 2005 to 2010 17% of US HypnoBirthing® mothers birthed via C-Section, compared the the national average of 32%
  • 9.5% of HypnoBirthing® mothers chose to birth in the comfort of their homes.  The national average is less than 1%
  • 6% of HypnoBirthing® mothers chose to birth in freestanding birth centers.  The national average is less than 1%
  • Only 23% of HypnoBirthing® mothers birthing vaginally had epidural anesthesia, compared to the national average of 71%


For more HypnoBirthing Statistics click here