HypnoBirthing Group Course

Group courses are offered on selected dates and locations in Almere or surroundings. You will find details on dates and locations below. 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.

You can start the course at any point in your pregnancy, but I recommend starting somewhere between week 20-30.

Included in the price for each group course

  • Approximately 12 hours of teaching

  • In-class demonstrations and practice

  • The book HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method

  • Relaxation audio download

  • Class handouts

  • Refreshments (for face-to-face courses)

  • Phone/Email/Text support before/during/after birth

  • The opportunity to meet other parents

Teaching language

English

Register

To register for one of the group courses please submit the registration form for the relevant event or contact me directly at info@calmmama.nl. Registration will only be complete once paid and confirmed.

For any questions you can contact me via e-mail or call +31(0)645051666

Note 1: Some insurance companies will reimburse the cost of a course. Please check directly with your provider to know if you are eligible.

Note 2: I am registered with HypnoBirthing Nederland & België, which is often a requirement for insurance coverage. 

Upcoming Events
HypnoBirthing Group Course - September (online)
Online Live Course via Zoom
HypnoBirthing Group Course - October (face-to-face)
Green Central
HypnoBirthing Group Course - October (online)
Online Live Course via Zoom

What you will learn during the course:

Unit 1 - Setting the stage

  • Introduction to the remarkable 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 - Pre-birth family bonding and preparing your mind and 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 - 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 a natural start to labor

  • Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts

Unit 4 - 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 - Companion’s  prompts and activities

  • As labor advances - birthing with your baby

  • Protecting the natural birthing experience

  • Birth rehearsal imagery

Unit 5 - 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

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.

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