As a way of helping you prepare for one of the biggest events of your life - giving birth to your baby - it would be an honor to share with you the wonderful tools and philosophies of HypnoBirthing. The aim of the course is for you to feel relaxed, confident, and positive about your upcoming birth; to help you prepare your body and mind for the journey; and to help you know your options by asking the right questions.
The HypnoBirthing course is thought in English and consists of five sessions of approximately 2,5 h each, once a week during five consecutive weeks. They are spread like this to give you time to practice and integrate the techniques you will learn.
You can choose to join a scheduled group course with other parents, or you can contact me to arrange a private course in your home. For the time being, due to Covid-19, I also offer to teach the course online via Zoom.
We will cover these five units
Unit 1 – The Theories Behind Hypnobirthing
Unit 2 – The Techniques
Unit 3 – Deep Relaxation and Self-Hypnosis
Unit 4 – Labor and Birth
Unit 5 – Bonding, Breastfeeding, 4th Trimester
HypnoBirthing consists of six basic components
How the uterus works
The birthing body's design
How fear affects labour
Choosing care provider
Preparing body and mind for birth
Preparing birth preferences
Positions for birth
2. Breathing Techniques
Group course: 325 EUR (incl. VAT)
Private course: 450 EUR (incl. VAT)
Note: Many insurance companies will reimburse some of the cost for a course. Please check directly with your provider to know what their policy is.
Approximately 12,5 hours of live teaching
In-class demonstrations and practice
The book HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method
Audio download card with affirmations and relaxation track
I'm available for questions over phone, e-mail, or WhatsApp throughout your pregnancy and birth
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your training?
I completed all my training requirements and received my certificate as a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator through HypnoBirthing International - The Mongan Method in the summer of 2020.
If I take the course, does it mean I will have a pain-free birth?
I cannot promise you a pain-free birth, even though some women don't experience their births as painful. Pain is also a perception. Birth will always be intense, and you will experience strong and powerful sensations as you body is birthing the baby. Some women perceive these sensations as painful, others describe them in different words. What hypnobirthing offers is tools to help you stay calm and relaxed, which will make your birth easier and more comfortable.
Is HypnoBirthing a specific type of birth?
No, it is not. HypnoBirthing involves philosophies, education and techniques that can be used for all types of birth in all contexts. Some will be at home, some in hospitals, some in the car on the way to the hospital... Some will be quiet, some will be loud... Some will include medical interventions, others won't. Some will be in water, some will be on land. The goal is not for you to have a specific type of birth, but to help you feel prepared for any type of birth, and to help you stay calm and positive also if things don't go all according to plan.
When should I start the course?
You can start the course at any point in your pregnancy, but I recommend starting around week 20. Keep in mind that the course takes five weeks, so starting later than week 35 of your pregnancy could mean that the baby arrives before the end of the course.
Can my partner join the course?
Not only can he/she join, but it is highly recommended. HypnoBirthing puts a lot of focus also on the birth partner, to help them understand their role and how they can support the birthing mother in different ways, so that also they feel more confident and at ease in the process.
I'm not sure about the Hypnosis-part, what is that all about?
Many people have an incorrect image of what hypnosis is. In fact, hypnosis is a completely natural and normal state of comfortable relaxation which we all find ourselves in on a daily basis. For example when day dreaming, when getting caught up in a good book or movie, or when we find ourselves at the point of being half asleep and half awake. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, meaning nobody can hypnotize you against your will. You need to bring yourself to this state of relaxation by allowing yourself to go there. And you can just as easily bring yourself out of it when you need to. Through practice and guidance, you can learn to master self-hypnosis to a point where you can use this skill during labour and birth in order to stay relaxed and minimize discomfort.