Group Courses

Hypnobirthing and Antenatal education

2 x 4.5 hours  |  £250

 

What is included?

 

  • 9-hour group course (usually delivered as 2 sessions of 4.5 hours). A complete birth preparation course combining hypnobirthing and antenatal education, delivered in a small group setting at my home in Winchester.

  • Ongoing support via email and phone right up to the birth of your baby.

  • The bestselling The Hypnobirthing Book by Katherine Graves

  • Hypnobirthing MP3 pack (2 Relaxation scripts and Statements for a positive birth)

  • A folder of course handouts 

  • Tea and a great choice of biscuits during the classes! 

 

Group courses will run on the following dates in 2020:

  • Tuesdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August, 7.30 - 9.30pm (Zoom or in person TBC) 

  • Wednesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd September 2020, 7.30 - 9.30pm

  • Sundays 4th October and 11th October 2020, 10.00am - 3.00pm

  • Saturdays 28th November and 5th December 2020, 10.00am - 3.00pm

 

Group courses are usually held at my home in Winchester. I also offer a Host at Home’ Group Course in your own home if you know another couple who would like to do the course (£199 per couple). 

 

What is covered? 

 

DAY 1

What is happening to our bodies during birth and how hypnobirthing can help:

  • Introduction to Hypnotherapy

  • The Power of Words

  • Introduction to Hypnobirthing

  • The Power of the Mind 

  • Physiology of Birth

  • Hormones

 

Hypnobirthing techniques (Part 1):

  • Breathing Techniques: Up Breathing 

  • Visualisations

  • Relaxation Scripts

  • Short Relaxations for labour 

 

Physical preparation:

  • Breech/Back to Back/Optimal Positioning

  • Pelvic Floor Exercises and Perineal Massage

  • Preventing Tearing 

  • Gentle Caesarean Birth 

  • Positions for Birth

 

DAY 2

Choices and options for and after birth, how to navigate any surprises, make informed decisions and get the most out of your care providers: 

  • Due dates

  • Navigating the maternity system

  • Informed decision-making

  • Induction 

  • ‘Natural’ Induction

  • Place of birth 

  • Birth Partner’s role 

  • Stages of Labour (1st/2nd/3rd) and staying relaxed  

  • Golden Hour  

  • Birth Preferences

 

Hypnobirthing techniques (Part 2):

  • Fear Release Relaxation

  • Breathing Techniques: Down Breathing

  • Visualisations

  • Extra Relaxation Scripts

 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or over the phone with any questions about the content, cost or anything else. I’m always very happy to have a chat (with absolutely no obligation to sign up afterwards)! You can also have a look at the KGH website which has lots of useful information.  

 
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