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Hypnobabies4Peace!
Instructor Susan May, HCHI

Class Info,
Rates, and 2017 Group Classes Schedule

                       
Our classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Each class is about 3 hours. To see a detailed description of what is covered in each class click on the link.

Class Overview:

Because Hypnobabies is a complete childbirth education program, there is no need to take any other childbirth education class during your pregnancy.  In addition to class moms and partners have Homeplay each week.  Why do we call it homeplay? Because although it does take time and commitment, it is FUN! Taking time to relax and focus on your baby is enjoyable and beneficial for your whole family. Included in the homeplay is practicing the scripts and self-hypnosis techniques together so when the big day arrives you are completely prepared.

               After the 6-week course is complete, you will continue to practice your childbirth hypnosis techniques until your baby's birthday!

Class Descriptions | Group Class Schedule | Rates

Class Descriptions:

Class #1 - Learning to Create Positive Childbirths

 Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset

Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology

Belief Systems; The Power of Words and How They Affect Us

The Mind/Body Connection

What Hypnosis is and is NOT

How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor

Fear Clearing for Childbirth

The Importance of Daily Birthing Affirmations

The Gifts Your Body Gives You – Your Beautiful Uterus and How it Works

Creating Your “Mental Lightswitch

Partner Communication Exercise and the “Contract of Trust”

Hypnosis Script: “Learning Self-Hypnosis” (Entering hypnosis on your own and controlling all sensations in your body)

Class #2 - Having a Great Birth Starts With: Staying Healthy and Low  

Importance of Diet in Pregnancy

Nutritional Guidelines

The High Protein Advantage

Drinking Water for Two

Avoidance of Harmful Substances

Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions

Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy

Introduction of the Stages of Labor including the “Baby-Kindness” Stage

New Baby Sensitivity Through Bonding

Using Hypnosis for Pregnancy Discomforts and Health

Prenatal Exercises for Birth

Hypnosis Script: “Creating Anesthesia” (Modifying your hypnosis to include Hypno-anesthesia and “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”)

Class #3 - Your Birthing Choices and Planning Your Beautiful Birth

Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” CD

The Importance of Making Excellent Birthing Decisions

Detailed Childbirth Choices – Risks, Benefits and Alternatives for Common Procedures

Getting Informed Consent, Hospital Forms and Your Rights

Questions for Caregivers - Consumer Issues and Positive Communication

Creating the Birth Plan of your Dreams

“Big” Babies

Packing Your Birth Bag

Touring Your Place of Birth

Benefits of a Professional Labor Assistant

Hypno-Doulas”

Introduction of the book “Back Labor NO More”

Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools” (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and anesthesia instantly)

Class #4 - Your Birthing Time Begins

Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy

Preparing for your Birthing Day

Signs of Birthing Beginning

Amniotic Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices

True vs. “False” Labor

How to Time Your Birthing Waves (contractions)

When to go to the Birth Place

Automatic Comfort and Relaxation on “The Drive” and Arrival at Your Place of Birth

Hypno-Guardians

Nurses – the Unsung Heroes

Using Hypnosis for Comfort During Internal Exams

Dilation, Effacement, Position and Station of Baby

The Beautiful Progress of Labor, Including Fast , Average and Slow or Stalled Labor

Artificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques

Creating a Safe and Serene Birthing Environment

Optimum Fetal Positioning

Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 - Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia(Birth Partner Cues for instantly deepening hypnosis and moving anesthesia around to different areas of your body)

Class #5 - Enjoy Your Beautiful Birthing

Birth Partners Training: Your Role During Pregnancy and Birthing Reviewed; How a Labor Assistant Can Help the Hypno-Partner; 4 Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques; the Change of Plans Hypnosis Script.

Late First Stage Labor - Transition…or “Transformation”

Hypnosis Deepening techniques

Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind and your Baby

Protecting the Hypno-Mom!

Effective Positions for Birthing

Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball

Exhale Pushing and Avoiding the “Ring of Fire” with Hypnosis

Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction, Pitocin, Post-Partum Choices

Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental Lightswitch, Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Avoiding a Cesarean Section

Hypnosis practice: Using Hypnobabies in The Moment! Full practice of our Hypnobabies Lightswitch techniques, Peace cue, Release cue, Birth Partner’s cues, and Moving Hypno-Anesthesia Around Your Body

Class #6 - Your Precious Bundle of Joy

In-depth Birthing Rehearsal using all Hypnobabies Techniques, Birth Balls, Walking, Positional Changes and Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis where our Hypno-Moms and Birth Partners practice their Hypnobabies cues and techniques together, in hypnosis, culminating with “giving birth” using Hypno-Anesthesia

New Baby Care: Baby Kindness, Apgar Scores, Normal Newborn Appearance, and Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing..or Not?, Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In. A Good Start with Breastfeeding, Latching, Non-Schedules, BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, Slings and Carriers, and much more!

After this series you will receive a simple practice schedule to follow until your baby's birthday.  You will be able to call me as needed for advice or input regarding the program in addition to the support of other expecting moms and instructors via the official Hypnobabies Yahoo group.

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                        Our classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Each class is about 3 hours. To see a detailed description of what is covered in each class click on the link.

Class Overview:

             Because Hypnobabies is a complete childbirth education program, there is no need to take any other childbirth education class during your pregnancy.  In addition to class moms and partners have Homeplay each week.  Why do we call it homeplay? Because although it does take time and commitment, it is FUN! Taking time to relax and focus on your baby is enjoyable and beneficial for your whole family. Included in the homeplay is practicing the scripts and self-hypnosis techniques together so when the big day arrives you are completely prepared.  

2017 Group Class Schedule:

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State Date

End Date

Time/Location

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Start dates and times are flexible and subject to change depending on instructor and student needs.

All classes are held in Charlottesville.

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Rates:

Group Classes (per couple)

$400

Birth Rehearsal for Homestudy Students

$75

Class 5 AND Birth Rehearsal for Homestudy Students

$125

Make-up Classes (each)

$60

Private Classes

Not offered

Also, please don't let monetary concerns prevent you from contacting me about my services.  I am willing to
work out payment plans.

susanmay15@gmail.com
Phone: 202-427-3886

Some of the things included in the group class fee are:

18 hours of class instruction (3 hrs/wk for 6 weeks)

Calls to me before, during, and after your birthing time if needed

A Full Birth Rehearsal in Class 6!

Access to the Hypnobabies Yahoo group (world-wide support!)

Hypnobabies Student Workbook (well over 200 pages)

Quick Reference / Birth Partner's Guide Booklet for Labor

7 CDs for the hypno-mom and 1 CD for the Birth Partner

Techniques from "Back Labor No More" by Janie McCoy King

All Birth Partner's Scripts in a spiral notebook

Lots of FUN and open discussion with other expectant parents!

I remember when I was pregnant I was initially surprised by the cost of childbirth classes and hiring a doula. I was unsure if it would be "worth it". I can hardly believe those thoughts now! Our investment of money and time completely "paid off" on our children's birthdays and beyond. While I can't guarantee that you will feel the same way, I do feel confident when I say that investing in educating yourself and preparing for your child's birth is worth it. Here is an interesting post to give another perspective: http://enjoybirth.com/blog/2011/04/27/weddings-and-births-2/

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