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Hypnobirthing

Would you like to feel so relaxed and have a positive birth and not feel overwhelmed?

Hypnobirthing Australia Course is a 12 hour course for you and your birth partner to learn proven techniques including breathing, relaxation, visualisation, self-hypnosis, partner techniques, acupressure points for pain relief and more to help you prepare for a; calm, relaxed and positive birth.

Unit 1: Creating & maintaining a positive mindset

  • Introduction to the positive mindset of hypnobirthing
  • How our brain is wired to birth
  • The role of our caregivers
  • Mind/body connection
  • What is self-hypnosis and how will we use it for birthing?
  • Our hormones are our friends
  • My amazing uterus - understanding the physiology behind birthing
  • Fear - Tension - Pain Syndrome
  • Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour
  • Re-programming the Subconscious
  • The language for empowered birthing
  • The power of affirmations
  • Birthing environment

Unit 2: Our toolkit for birth

  • Self-hypnosis tracks
  • Birth music
  • Conditioning with scent
  • Hypnotic anchors and triggers
  • Releasing endorphins through massage and touch
  • Acupressure techniques for pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding
  • Visualisations for pregnancy, labour & birthing
  • The importance of facial relaxation
  • Relaxation Breathing - a skill for life
  • Surge Breathing - the best tool ever!
  • Techniques to help make your surges more comfortable
  • The 'urge' to push/bear down - Breathing/Bearing down

  Unit 3: Preparation & choices for empowered birthing

  • Bonding with baby
  • Choices in maternity care
  • Birth Preferences - having open communication with your caregivers
  • Knowledge is power - researching common interventions and procedures
  • Questions to ask, to assist in making informed decisions
  • Birth partner as advocate
  • 'Guess date' - a normal range of pregnancy
  • Inductions - things you’re not always told
  • Achieving a natural start to labour
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Preparing the body - staying active
  • Optimising baby’s position
  • Breech or Posterior - options & positions
  • Instant relaxation techniques
  • Self-hypnosis, meditation and deep relaxation techniques & scripts

Unit 4: Birth - bringing it all together

  • What to expect in the weeks and days leading up to birth
  • Signs that labour is starting
  • What to expect through labour (membranes releasing etc)
  • When to call the midwife/go to the hospital
  • Accidental home/car birth - what to do!
  • Birth partner’s role
  • Common procedures
  • Using water during labour and birth
  • Upright positioning, movement and birth positions
  • Special circumstances (including caesarean birth)
  • Fear release
  • Vocalisation
  • Cord clamping & placenta delivery
  • Undisturbed bonding & breastfeeding time - skin to skin
  • What to expect afterwards
  • Self-hypnosis - Rehearsal for Birth
  • A practice routine - preparation for birth!


To book in for a private class please send me a message.