What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a safe, natural state of selective, focused attention, and typically people in hypnosis feel fully present, though very relaxed. By intentionally creating the state of hypnosis, you can achieve a deeper level of relaxation than might normally be available to you, all the while remaining calm and aware of everything around you.
Will I be asleep? Will I be unconscious?
While using hypnosis you will be fully awake, you will be aware of everything around you and be fully capable of having conversations with others, and you can choose to move out of self-hypnosis at any time.
Will I remember everything?
Self-hypnosis will help you to be more relaxed and calm, and will not alter or eliminate any memories. The calm and absorbed state of focus allows you to create a mental, emotional and physical environment that’s primed for a positive birth experience.
Will my labor be pain free?
HypnoBirthing does not promise that you will have a pain free labor – however, the philosophy of HypnoBirthing is that extreme pain does not need to be a normal accompaniment to a healthy woman with a normal labor. Using hypnosis for childbirth will help you to feel more relaxed and calm, focusing on welcoming each surge as a step closer to holding your baby in your arms.
Is my partner involved?
If your partner is able to attend classes they will be included in all the activities and teaching, and encouraged to practice with you between classes. During class partners learn the most effective ways to support you. Your tuition includes your partner.
Can I bring more than one labor support person?
If you have more than one partner or are part of a parent group , your group is welcome to attend at no additional fee — however it’s important that you reach out before enrolling so we can help you choose a class with adequate available space.
If you have a partner and would also like to bring a third person (like a friend or family member), this can occasionally be arranged on a space-available basis. Please be in touch if you have questions about this.
Can HypnoBirthing help if I'm planning an epidural?
Yes, it can. Self-hypnosis is beneficial for all types of birth, regardless of whether or not you are choosing an unmedicated path, medicated pain relief, or having a cesarean birth. The techniques you will learn in classes will enable you to discover ways of relaxing and ensuring a calm environment, all leading towards a positive and empowering experience.
If I have more questions, where can I learn more?
We’d be happy to schedule some phone time to go over your questions. The easiest way for us to set up a time is for you to reach out to us via email, and we’ll work together to arrange a time to connect by phone.
Tuition includes $50
Tuition includes all materials
• 5-session HypnoBirthing series
• Breastfeeding & Newborn Care Workshop
• HypnoMothering Session
• Plan B Session (optional, $30 additional tuition)
We do our best to provide a makeup policy that balances convenience while maintaining the integrity of the HypnoBirthing program. With this in mind, we reserve space in each group for one makeup couple in each series (seats reserved on a first-ask basis), with some limitations (see below). When a group makeup class is not available due to schedule or capacity limitations, private sessions may be arranged for a fee of $125 (depending on teacher availability).
- Class 1 and Class 2: These sessions are the foundation for HypnoBirthing’s theory and techniques and may not be taken out of sequence. If you know in advance that you cannot attend Class 1 or 2 in your series we may be able to accommodate you in an earlier class series free of charge.
- For all other classes when space is available you’re welcome to make up with another group free of charge.
Private classes are available and for mothers on restricted activity online sessions may be an option. Please contact us for more information.