HypnoBirthing is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. It is a rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that when a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, she can experience the joy of birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable manner. HypnoBirthing returns to a woman the art of birthing in a way that allows her to summon her natural birthing instincts. HypnoBirthing is based on the belief that severe pain does not need to be a natural accompaniment to labor.
How will HypnoBirthing Childbirth Preparation benefit you? ~ Teaches you to eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during and after labor ~ Eliminates the need for chemical anesthesia in most cases ~ Shortens the first stage of labor by several hours ~ Eliminates fatigue during labor ~ Brings together the mother, baby, and birthing companion in a wonderful pre-natal bonding experience ~ Invites the birthing companion to be an integral part of the birthing, not an onlooker or coach ~ Postnatal recovery is rapid & easier ~ Birthing is returned to the beautiful & peaceful experience that nature intended
What will you learn? ~ Techniques for safe, shorter, and more comfortable birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing ~ Relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques to eliminate the fear and tension that cause long labor and pain, replacing it with confidence, calm & comfort ~ An understanding of the body’s natural process during labor in order to be able to create your own natural anesthesia and work with your body instead of against it
When in my pregnancy should I take this class? Like most things, the key to successful HypnoBirthing is practice, practice, practice! Most women find that having three to four months to learn and practice the self-hypnosis techniques is ideal. However, whether your baby is due to arrive soon after the class or whether you are early in your pregnancy, the skills learned in this class will be invaluable for your preparation on the journey to birthing your baby.
You Should Know... HypnoBirthing has been extremely effective for mothers who had a prolonged, painful, or otherwise negative birth experience the first time and are having a second baby, and for first-time mothers who have intense fear of giving birth.
HypnoBirthing is taught in 5 classes for 2.5 hours each. All classes are taught in Burke, Virginia. My office is located at the border of Fairfax and Springfield. Choose from one series below: Schedule Wednesdays: November 30, December 14, 21, 28, January 4 6:30-9:00 PM
Cost: HypnoBirthing classes cost $400 per couple for the whole series, which includes the HypnoBirthing book by Marie Mongan, 1 CD, 1 MP3 and handouts. Payment: Pay when you come to the first class. Or, pay beforehand in the Store. Make-up classes are scheduled privately with Stephanie and cost $75 per make-up class. HB Refresher classes: If you have already taken a HypnoBirthing class for a previous birth, you can take a refresher class. They are 2 hours and cost $120. Private classes can be arranged and cost $600 for the whole series including all materials.
I have been teaching HypnoBirthing since 2006 and have taught hundreds of couples. I am a HypnoBirthing mom and credit The HypnoBirthing Method for the amazing natural birth of my son in 2005 at BirthCare in Alexandria.
Learn relaxation techniques for after the baby comes! This is an excellent class for new mothers! HypnoMothering Classes are for women who would like to learn simple relaxation techniques to handle the stressors of motherhood. This class is a great addition to the HypnoBirthing classes or for any new mothers.