Sunday 17th & 24th
10.30am - 4.00pm
*3 spaces left*
*Croydon South location*
*Maximum 4 couples per class*
*In the event of Stage 4 lockdown, classes will revert to online content delivery*
What is Hypnobirthing?
Knowledge is power.
The Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM program is a positive childbirth education program designed specifically for parents birthing within the Australian maternity system, with the understanding that knowledge is power! When parents are well equipped with knowledge about the birth process, have the tools to stay positive, calm and comfortable through labour, and have good support and preparation, labour and birth can be a very positive and powerful experience.
The 'hypno' part of 'hypnobirthing' describes how we use deep relaxation to let go of fears and condition ourselves to release endorphins during our labour and birth. With the help of hypnotherapy, or deep relaxation, the birth of your baby can be a more calm and relaxed experience, one where you remain in the drivers seat, rather than becoming a passenger. This is likely to reduce the need for intervention during your birth.
In the Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM Positive Birth Program you will learn breathing, relaxation, massage and self-hypnosis techniques, and gain the knowledge and tools to assist you to make well-informed decisions along the way. Your birth partner takes on an important role and will learn how they can best support you throughout labour and birth.
Whilst Hypnobirthing can definitely assist you to remain calm with the strong sensations of birth and has been shown to lead to lower rates of analgesia and intervention, we also recognise that medical intervention is sometimes very necessary. If you do require intervention or cesarean birth, the use of self-hypnosis and deep relaxation techniques leading up to, during and after your birth can still be of great advantage to you and your baby.
You deserve special care as you make this exciting and unique journey with joyous anticipation and confidence.
Hormones and the physiology of birth
What to expect
Bonding with baby
Massage, touch and acupressure
A positive mindset
Healthy diet and exercise
Routine of practice
Our birth partner
Tools and techniques
Environment for birth
Choices in maternity support
When is the best time to book?
The ideal time to start classes is between 20-30 weeks, but you can benefit from the teachings at any stage in your pregnancy. Starting the course at this stage gives you ample time to practice the techniques leading up to birth. If you are further along than this though, please don’t worry. Determination is the deciding factor when it comes to hypnobirthing success. Please feel to contact me to discuss more intensive training options if needed.
What is the investment?
The all-inclusive cost of the group program is $495, which includes a $150 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking to reserve your spot, with the remainder being due 7 days prior to commencement of the course.
The same live, interactive program can be taught privately (face-to-face or via Zoom) for $770 - please contact me directly to discuss this option.
12 hours of live, interactive content over 2 x 6hr days face to face, or 4x 3hr sessions via Zoom (depending on current restrictions/preferences)
A maximum of four couples per class
Your personal professionally printed Hypnobirthing Australia Folio to refer to before, during and after the course
Phone and email support is available as needed throughout our time together
Access to online resources and materials including:
Copies of work sheets and resources from your folio, so that you can easily print off materials without ripping them out of your book. This way you can have extra copies to put up around the house, have with you at your birth or show your care providers
The Little Book of Hypnobirthing (ebook)
Bubble of Comfort
Opening Lotus Flower Visualisation
Four long play relaxation and self hypnosis tracks (a combination of music and guided hypnosis)
Access to beautiful birth videos that have been kindly shared with us by Hypnobirthing couples who have used the tools, techniques and resources that you’re learning to achieve a positive birth experience.
You will also have access to all of the learning material via the Kajabi app for easy access on your phone any place, any time in case you need quick access to scripts, cheat sheets or resources.
The full Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program can also be taught privately either face to face or via Zoom. This can be done in the comfort of your own home, in our Croydon clinic or online at times and dates that best suit your needs. Contact me directly for more information.
Hypnobubs™ Hypnobirthing Online Course
If you cannot find live course dates to suit your needs, the Hypnobubs™ Hypnobirthing Online Course is the closest you will get to attending a class in person. You will still receive high quality resources (eBook, downloads, mp3 tracks for pregnancy and birth) and most importantly, over 6 hours of pre-recorded professional video tuition by Australia's leading expert in hypnobirthing, Melissa Spilsted.