CLASS OUTLINE

Preparing for a Positive Birth.

Childbirth. We've all heard the horror stories and seen the Hollywood movies depicting pain and trauma. But birth doesn't have to be like this. If you want to approach the birth of your child with a calm confidence. If you want to learn new skills and tools to face your fears and remain in control. If you want a partner who is actively involved in supporting you through labour. If you want to look back at your birth and feel empowered and joyful. Then this is the class for you.

* Subject to availability

Our standard classes run over four consecutive weeks every Tuesday evening at 6pm.

See our Class Schedule to book a date that suits your pregnancy. 

The ideal time to undertake my class is when you’re between 20 and 33 weeks pregnant.

Reach out to me to discuss your options and find a time that is right for you.

Unit 1
Creating & Maintaining
a Positive Mindset
  • Introduction to Hypnobirthing

  • How our brains are wired for birth

  • The role of caregivers

  • What is a Positive Birth?

  • The "hypno" in Hypnobirthing

  • Understanding our hormones in birth

  • The physiological process of birth

  • Fear of birth - it's history and how to release it

  • Models of care in pregnancy & labour

  • The Birth Toolkit

Pregnant Woman Enjoying her Drink
Unit 3
Preparation & Your Choices for an Empowered Birth
  • Bonding with baby

  • Birth Preferences

  • Interventions and Hospital Procedures

  • Dates and Inductions

  • Preparing your body

  • Optimising baby's positioning

  • Breech or Posterior positions

  • Self-Hypnosis (deep relaxation meditation)

  • Instant Relaxation Techniques

Routine Pregnancy Checkup
Unit 2
Our Toolkit for Birth
  • Self-Hypnosis Tracks

  • Music for Birth

  • Conditioning with Scent

  • The Power of Touch

  • Releasing Endorphins

  • Visualisations

  • The impacts of Facial Relaxation

  • Breathing Techniques

  • Bubble of Comfort

Pregnant Woman
Unit 4
Birth - Bringing it all together
  • Q&A time with a Clinical Midwife Specialist & Educator *

  • Signs of Labour

  • Your birth partner's role

  • Toolkit for birth

  • Finding your comfort

  • Special circumstances

  • Fear Release

  • Cord clamping & placenta delivery

  • Skin to skin bonding

  • Initiating breastfeeding

  • What to expect after your birth

  • Recommended Practice Routines

Water Birth