Hypnobirthing is the complete childbirth education program for women and their birth partners. This uniquely Australian course brings together the essential tools and know-how in a comprehensive and high-quality package. Hypnobirthing will equip you with relaxation techniques and skills for birthing your baby calmly, regardless of what situations you are presented with on the big day.
TheHypnobirthing Australia™ programenhances your understanding of pregnancy and childbirth and will help you overcome any fears. You will learn how to let go of any anxieties and condition yourself to release endorphins- nature’s wonderful pain relievers, during labour and giving birth. Reducing fear will allow your body and mind to relax so you can birth your baby calmly and gently.
The “hypno” refers to self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is a deep form of relaxation, similar to meditation, with the birthing mother remaining conscious and fully aware of her surroundings. During labour, the mother is more in tune with her body, she is more confident and in control and this often translates to less interventions during the birthing process. The Hypnobirthing techniques are down-to-earth, straightforward and easily learned. You will learn a diverse set of techniques, along with knowledge and tools, which will assist you in making well-informed decisions along the way. In hypnobirthing, the birth partners play a vital role too. Your birth partner will learn ways to help you throughout your pregnancy and birth. Not only being an emotional and physical support during this important time, but also acting as an advocate for both mother and baby. Many hypnobirthing mum’s will report that they truly worked as a team to achieve their positive birth. Hypnobirthing is the perfect birth preparation program for parents-to-be that want that calm and positive natural birth; whilst at the same time having the knowledge and tools to effectively deal with any special circumstances if they were to arise.
Absolutely! These days partners play more of a role in the labouring process, so it makes sense that they get involved in our hypnobirthing classes. Your birth partner can be your partner, husband, wife, doula, sister, friend or mother. Whoever you feel will support you the best throughout your pregnancy and birth.
Birth partners are encouraged to attend. In saying that, if mums want to go solo that’s fine too.
WHY CHOOSE GEELONG BORN FOR HYPNOBIRTHING?
A midwife is a recognised and an accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give necessary support and advice during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. I believe that because we have the professional and in-depth knowledge of pregnancy and childbirth, a midwife is the most appropriate practitioner to teach Hypnobirthing.
When parents attend the Geelong Born Hypnobirthing course they receive:
personal tuition by a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner
a professionally printed folio of resources
several professionally recorded and mastered practice tracks
an eBook “Little Book of Hypnobirthing"
Home study videos and additional training materials
I strive to ensure all parents are provided with the most modern, relevant and comprehensive childbirth education available in Australia today. The Geelong Born Hypnobirthing course prepares parents for whatever path their birth takes.
The Hypnobirthing Australia course is the most up-to-date, Australian hypnobirth program available. Furthermore, the Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner course is endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM)- the peak professional body for midwives in Australia.
Regular group hypnobirthing antenatal classes are offered in our Geelong and Torquay locations SEE HERE FOR DATES
WHEN SHOULD I START CLASSES?
You can begin hypnobirthing any time, but we recommend that the optimal time to start your course is between 20 and 32 weeks. This will give you time to practise the self-hypnosis, relaxation and other effective techniques for gentle, easy birthing but also ensures that the course is still fresh in your mind. If you are outside of that range please don’t worry – you can definitely still attend the classes and achieve a calm, positive birth. Many women have learnt hypnobirthing only a few weeks before the birth and have used the techniques very successfully. Please contact Rosie directly if you are greater than 34 weeks as there are last minute options available.
If you can’t make it to a group class but still want all the benefits of an in-person experience, I do offer one-to-one private sessions. I can come and teach you in the comfort of your own home or we can meet at Bump & Bub Health Hub - my venue in central Geelong where I take my private classes.
These sessions are tailored to your schedule and the 12 hours of tuition can be divided up to suit you – for example you could do 2 x 6-hour sessions or 4 x 3-hour sessions. The cost of full private course is $880