Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education

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HypnoBirthing is a complete Childbirth Education Series comprised of five, 2.5 hour classes. This course is designed to guide you through establishing a regular practice of deep relaxation and meditation. By learning to release fear and physical tension, the mind can more easily relax to allow birth to unfold. Through discussions of physiological birth, optimal labor positions, breathing techniques, and personal preferences you will be empowered to increase your own comfort measures and welcome your child with present awareness. The practical tools offered are applicable to all birth settings and invaluable resources for parenting through the postpartum period and beyond. 

I offer private and small group instruction. If you are very near to your birthing time, I may be able to make special arrangements to meet your needs. 

For more information on rates and availability or to schedule a free consultation, please contact me here or email info@adrienebarrchait.com


Unit 1 – Building A Positive Expectancy

  • Introduction to the 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