Course Details

The course is made up of four sessions each lasting approximately two Рthree hours. The optimal time to start Hypnobirthing is within the second trimester, but I am happy to accommodate you wherever you are in your pregnancy journey. I offer a variety of options to suit your needs. Please refer to the Classes and Prices page for more information or drop me a line if you have any questions.

Session One – The Logic of Hypnobirthing

  • Sharing your worries and what you want to achieve
  • Hypnotherapy and Hypnobirthing
  • How the mind works
  • The power of negative language
  • Other mammals in the animal kingdom
  • The muscles of the uterus
  • The sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Calm and Trust Relaxation

Session Two – Techniques

  • The power of the mind – ‘up’ breathing and ‘down’ breathing
  • Visualisations
  • Relaxations¬† – soften relaxation, stroking and calming touch
  • Statements for a gentle birth
  • Colour and Calmness Relaxation
  • Positions for birth
  • Back to back babies
  • Breech babies
  • C section
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Perineal massage
  • Preventing tearing

Session Three – Before Birth

  • ‘Due dates’
  • Inductions – including sweep
  • ‘Natural’ induction
  • Birth companions questions
  • Midwives and Obstetricians
  • Onset of labour
  • Confidence and Power Relaxation

Session Four – The Birth

  • The difference between homebirth, birthcentre and labour ward
  • First stage
  • Second stage
  • Third stage
  • Information and practice
  • River script
  • DVD

Included in every course

  • The Hypnobirthing Book by Katherine Graves
  • The Colour and Calmness MP3
  • A course manual with all class notes and relaxation scripts
  • The MantraMumma goody bag – jam packed full of samples and discounts for you to enjoy
  • Continued support throughout your pregnancy by phone or email