HypnoBirthing Group Course
Group courses are offered live on selected dates and locations in the Netherlands. You will find details on dates and locations below.
Note: Due to Covid-19 regulations and everyone's safety I currently offer to teach group courses live via Zoom instead of face-to-face.
The group courses 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.
If you prefer a more private setting or if you have already taken a HypnoBirthing course in the past and just wish to freshen up your memory, I also offer private courses and refresher sessions by request. Read more here.
You can start the course at any point in your pregnancy. The earlier you start, the better, since you will have more time to practice and condition your mind and body. Keep in mind that the course takes five weeks, so starting later than week 35 of your pregnancy may mean you won't have time to finish it before the baby comes.
325 EUR (incl. VAT)
Note: Many insurance companies will reimburse part of the cost for a course. Please check directly with your provider to know what their policy is.
Included in the price for each group course
Approximately 12 hours of live teaching
In-class demonstrations and practice
The book HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method
Relaxation audio download
Refreshments (for face-to-face courses)
Phone/Email/Text support before/during/after birth if desired
The opportunity to meet other parents
Option to join Facebook group to connect and ask any questions
Bonus sessions upon request, without additional costs
If you are feeling worried or tense prior to the birth, an extra fear release/relaxation session can be arranged.
If the baby is breech in late pregnancy, an extra session can be requested where we will use a special breech relaxation script to help the baby turn. This is often found to be very effective!
Who is it for?
The course is for pregnant mothers and their birthing companions/partners. The partner plays an important role in HypnoBirthing®, and it is strongly recommended that they attend the entire course together with the mother.
The course is beneficial for everyone, regardless of what type of birth you are planning to have. It will provide you with tools and knowledge that will leave you prepared to handle whatever comes your way.
During the course we will cover these 5 units
Setting the stage
Introduction to the HypnoBirthing® philosophy
History of Women and Birthing
Why and how to 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
Pre-birth family bonding and preparing your mind and body
The mind of your newborn baby - Prenatal bonding
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
Self-hypnosis, visualization, and advanced deepening
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 natural start to labor
Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts
Overview and summary of childbirth
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
As labor advances - birthing with your baby
Protecting the natural birthing experience
Birth rehearsal imagery
Birthing - The final act and bonding
Moving into birthing
Positions for descent and birthing
Breathing baby down to birth
Baby moves to the breast
Family bonding with your baby
Register for a course
To register for one of the group courses please press Registrer for the relevant event below, or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration will only be complete once paid and confirmed. You will receive an invoice with payment details upon registration.
For any questions you can contact me via e-mail or call +31(0)645051666
Note: Exact dates and times may be subject to change.