HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free birth.

This amazing program teaches you, along with your birth partner, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner.

You will learn how to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant, and therefore lessen, or eliminate, discomfort and the need for medical intervention.

When you are properly prepared for childbirth and when the mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all other mothers in nature.

Through self-hypnosis and special breathing visualization techniques, HypnoBirthing® teaches you to release fear and to trust your body’s ability to birth instinctively.

Course Outline

Unit 1 – Setting the Stage Dehypnotizing & Building a Positive Expectancy

  • Philosophy and Beginnings of HypnoBirthing®

  • History of Women and Birthing

  • How the Uterus Works in Birthing

  • What’s Wrong with Labor

  • How Fear Affects Labor

  • The Origin of Fear and Pain in Labor

  • The Power of the Mind

  • The Laws of the Mind and Change

  • Mind/Body Connection

  • Psycho-physical Association

  • Breathing and Relaxation Building

  • Positive Images of Birth

Unit 2 – Falling in Love with Your Baby Pre-Birth Parenting, Preparing Your Mind and Body

  • Pre-Birth, Perinatal, and Postnatal Bonding

  • Background of Fetology Studies

  • Selecting Care Providers

  • Preparing the Mind for Birth

  • Special Breathing Techniques

  • Hypnosis Deepening and Visualization

  • Releasing Fear

  • Preparing the Body for Birthing

  • Building a Partnership with Care Providers

Unit 3 – Advanced Visualization and Deepening Labor and Birthing Visualizations and Deepenings

  • Turning Breech-Presented Babies

  • Looking at the “Estimated Due Date”

  • Avoiding Artificial Induction

  • Preparing Birth Preference Sheets

  • How the Body Prepares for Birth

  • Initiating Labor Naturally

  • Your Body’s Perfect Design

  • Releasing Fears & Limiting Thoughts

Unit 4 – Overview and Summary of Childbirth

  • Prelabor Tricksters

  • The Onset of Labor

  • Birth Companion’s Support Role

  • Labor Comforts

  • Thinning and Opening Phase

  • Labor Slows or Rests

  • Misconceptions about Labor

  • Birth Companion Advocates for Mother and Baby

  • Hallmarks as Labor Advances

  • Breathing

  • Birth Rehearsal Imagery

Unit 5 – Birthing The Final Act and Bonding

  • Mother Nears Completion

  • Optimal Positioning for Baby in Labor & Birth

  • Positions During Labor, Descent and Birthing

  • Birthing Phase, Descent, Birth Breathing

  • Birth’s Perfect Design

  • Breathing Through Labor

  • Breathing with Birth

  • Breastfeeding

  • The Magical First Hour

  • Bonding with Baby

  • Fourth Trimester


"...the hypnobirthing® course made the world of difference for us. I am so thankful!"

"...the greatest aspect of the course for me was moving away from fear to an empowered mindset about my birth."