The Third Eye Canada

Going inward, reflecting outward

Course Content

What will you learn in a Hypnobirthing® class?

Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy


• Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy



• The History of Women and Birthing



• Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing


• How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth



• How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts



• The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing


• Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos

 

Unit 2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body


• The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques


• Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques



• Breathing techniques for labor and birthing

• Hypnotic relaxation and visualization



• Selecting the right care provider

• The Birth companion’s role in birthing



• Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning

 

 Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby


• Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
• Preparing the Body for Birthing



• Light Touch Labor Massage

• Your body working for and with you



• Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor



• Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.

 

 Unit 4: An overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love


• Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase


• Birth explained simply
• Settling in at the hospital or birthing center


• Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth


• As labor moves along – passing time through labor



• Hallmarks of labor



• If labor rests or slows – Companion’s  prompts and activities



• As labor advances – birthing with your baby



• Protecting the natural birthing experience



• Birth rehearsal imagery

 

 Unit 5: Birth – Breathing Love - Bringing Life


• Moving into birthing

• Positions for descent and birthing



• Breathing baby down to birth



• Baby moves to the breast


• Family bonding with your baby