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 and gently, 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 and this is what sets Hypnobirthing apart from other childbirth classes. This is our edge. 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.
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CAN PARTNERS BE INVOLVED?
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.
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 Australian handouts (not generic copies that are suited to other country’s models of maternity care);
several professionally recorded and mastered practice tracks;
an eBook “Little Book of Hypnobirthing"; 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 Hypnotherapy course prepares parents for whatever path their birth takes. This program is flexible, it is relevant, it is modern and it is Australian.
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.
If you'd prefer a private course, Rosie provides one-to-one tuition in you own home or at one of Geelong Born's venues. These class times are flexible and structured according to your own personal needs. See HERE for further details.
HYPNOBIRTHING COURSE OUTLINE
Here is an outline of what I will cover in the Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes.
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
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
Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour
Re-programming the Subconscious
The language for empowered birthing
The power of affirmations
Unit 2: Our toolkit for birth
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
Using water during labour and birth
Upright positioning, movement and birth positions
Special circumstances (including caesarean birth)
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!
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