HypnoBirthing Services

The Power of Education

This course is affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute and taught in English. It is a series of 5 weekly sessions at 2.5 hours each, taught over 5 consecutive weeks . Classes are taught at a studio in Amsterdam, either privately, or in a group setting, and are a mix of theory and practice.  

Classes will cover the following:

  • The physiology of birth and how to make those birth hormones work for you.

  • The different stages of labour, what to expect, and breathing techniques to support you through each stage. 

  • The role of your nervous system in birth, the impact of fear in labour and the power of the mind.

  • What are surges, why they are essential for birthing and how to maximise the cocktail of hormones we need to labour.

  • How to use self-relaxation, hypnosis and deepening techniques during pregnancy, and prepare you body and mind for birth. 

  • Addressing and letting go of fears and / or limiting thoughts.

  • The power of visualisations and affirmations in the birth process.

  • Relaxation, massage and self-hypnosis techniques.

  • The preparation of your birth preferences, the options available and what is important to you?

  • The role of your birth partner and how they can support you during labour and birth.

  • Knowing and understanding your options in birth, and using decision making tools should your birth take a different course.

 
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The Course Syllabus

The course is structured in a way so that your mind and body will be conditioned to relax and let go.  The 5 sessions are set out as follows:

Laying the Foundations - Creating positive expectations

  • The philosophy and beginnings of HypnoBirthing.

  • The History of Women and Birthing

  • How fear affects labour and the power of the mind.

  • Our amazing bodies and how they are perfectly designed to birth.

  • The mind body connection - accepting and trusting your natural birthing instincts. 

  • The influence of vocabulary and choosing the right vocabulary for the birthing room.

  • The power of visualisation - viewing beautiful gentle birthing videos

Bonding with your baby - Preparing your Mind and Body

  • The connection between parents and baby —Pre-birth, perinatal and postnatal bonding.

  • Rapid, self-relaxation, hypnosis and deepening techniques.

  • Breathing techniques for Labour and birthing.

  • Visualisations.

  • Choosing your care provider and preparing your birth environment.

  • Preparing your mind and body for birthing.

Labour and Birthing - Advanced Visualisations and Deepening

  • Preparing your birth Preferences.

  • Preparing the body for birthing.

  • Light touch massage.

  • Your body and your baby, working with you and for you.

  • Attaining a natural start to labour, and how to avoid artificial induction.

  • Releasing fears and limiting thoughts.

Overview & Summary of Childbirth

  • Onset of Labour – Thinning and Opening Phase.

  • The role of the Birth Partner.

  • Arriving at the hospital or birthing centre, and when to go!

  • Preparing for a home birth.

  • Birth physiologically explained.

  • As Labour moves along – relaxation, breathing and comfort techniques.

  • If labour rests or slows – Have patience and ask for patience. How you birth companion can support you.

  • Hallmarks of Labour advances – birthing with your baby.

  • Protecting the natural birthing experience. - Use your B.R.A.I.N

  • Birth rehearsal imagery.

Birthing - It's time to meet your baby.

  • The final phase of birthing.

  • Optimal positioning for baby in labour and birth.  

  • Positions during labour, descent and birthing.

  • Birthing phase, breathing baby down and breathing in birth. 

  • Breastfeeding and baby's first hour. 

  • Bonding with your baby.

  • Fourth trimester.

 
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“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

Marie Mongan, Hypnobirthing

 

HypnoBirthing Courses

What I Offer

Group HypnoBirthing Courses

€395 inc. BTW 

Price covers the cost of the Birthing Person and Birth Partner

Taught by myself and Ayelet Klein -Doula's De Pijp

  • 12.5 hours of tuition (5 × 2.5 hour sessions)

  • HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method Book.

  • Rainbow relaxation & Affirmations download track.

  • All course materials.

  • Contact with Doula’s De Pijp - Telephone / Email / Text support, before, during and baby's birth.

UPCOMING GROUP COURSES

*Max 4 couples* 

April/May

Sunday 11th April - 10.00 - 12.30

Sunday 18th April - 10.00 - 12.30

Sunday 25th April - 10.00 - 12.30

Sunday  2nd May - 10.00 - 12.30

Sunday  9th  May - 10.00 - 12.30

May/June

Sunday  23rd   May - 10.30 - 13.00

Sunday  30th   May - 10.30 - 13.00

Sunday  6th    June - 10.30 - 13.00

Sunday  13th  June - 10.30 - 13.00

Sunday  20th  June - 10.30 - 13.00

Location:

Online: via Zoom 

or

In person at:

Eerste Laurierdwarsstraat 13HS

1016 PV Amsterdam

Private HypnoBirthing Courses

€605 inc. BTW

Price covers the cost of the Birthing Person and Birth Partner

  • Taught on 1:2:1 basis

  • In the comfort of your home, via zoom or if preferred in my studio space in Amsterdam.

  • 12.5 hours of tuition (5 × 2.5 hour sessions)

  • HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method Book.

  • Rainbow relaxation & Affirmations download track.

  • All course materials.

  • Telephone / email / text support, before, during and after your baby's birth.

  • We can be flexible with dates and times of your choosing.

FREE Information Sessions

Would you like to know more about HypnoBirthing?

Come along to our 1-hour FREE information session, and see if it’s the right course for you!

We will talk informally about:
• What HypnoBirthing is & how it works.
• Things you'll learn during the course
• HypnoBirthing benefits.
• Experience a light relaxation hypnosis.
• Watch a HypnoBirthing birth video.
• A chance to ask your questions.

We offer a no pressure environment and you’re welcome to come alone, but this is a great opportunity for your birth partner to find out more information too.

Next info session:

Thursday 1st April 2021

 
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