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Antenatal Classes

Antenatal Course Content

Hypnobirthing complete antenatal course with Natal Hypnotherapy

 

The full course is 2 days (see below for content). We can offer variations on this to suit your needs. If you prefer to take the course privately on a 1-1 basis we may be able to tailor it more closely to your personal needs. If you have recently attended an NCT Signature course you might prefer to take only the Natural Pain Relief part of the course.

 

Our courses will help you prepare for a calm, confident birth however and wherever your baby is born.

 

When you book the complete 2-day course you will receive 4 exclusive Natal Hypnotherapy tracks, only available to course participants, to help boost your confidence and release your anxieties, as well as a resource book for you to record any notes,  thoughts, feelings, etc.

 

Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend both days, but women may also attend alone.

 

Class 1. Natural Pain Relief – self-hypnosis for birth

 

The first of the two classes focuses on natural pain management tools and techniques that can be used in any birth setting. The class is a full day during which you and your birth partner will... 

  • Explore what hypnosis is, how it works and how it is relevant to you

  • Learn how fear or anxiety can have a negative impact during labour

  • Find out about the basic emotional needs of a labouring woman

  • Learn self-hypnosis skills to manage pain, overcome fear and increase self-confidence and trust

  • Experience three long hypnosis sessions to buld your confidence and trust and absorb new coping strategies

  • Learn to recognise key signs of raised adrenaline and what to do about it

  • Learn effective breathing and deep relaxation techniques

  • Practise rapid trigger techniques so self-hypnosis works for you when you need it

  • Personalise the approach so it feels and sounds right for you

  • Identify ways to continue to practise and refine your skills between taking the class and doing it for real

 

This one-day class can be taken at any time during your pregnancy. Most parents take it between 27 and 36 weeks. It is the perfect complement to NCT / NHS classes, as it covers areas that are not covered on the majority of these courses.

 

Class 2. Practical Birth Preparation 

 

The second class combines theory and practical activities to help you and your birth partner prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for the birth. The class is a full day during which you and your birth partner will...

  • Be guided step by step through the labour and birth process from a physical as well as an emotional perspective

  • Learn how the body works best during labour and what you can do to help

  • Gain an understanding of the role of birthing hormones and how you can encourage them to flow

  • Gain a clearer perspective on the origins of fear in the contemporary birth setting and unravel the myths behind it

  • Practise working with the body to increase effectiveness of contractions and awareness of birthing instincts

  • Use a birth ball and massage techniques to increase comfort and relaxation

  • Explore the most effective ways to work with the medical team supporting you

  • Experience two long hypnosis sessions to reinforce your positivity around birth

  • Create your personal dynamic birth plan bringing together everything you have learnt over the 2 days  

 

This one-day class can be taken at any time during your pregnancy although most couples prefer to take it closer to the time of birth, perhaps at around 32 to 36 weeks.

 

This class is a natural complement to the Natural Pain Relief class. It also works well with couples attending NCT or NHS classes as it covers elements such as the emotional impact of birth and physical techniques that are not covered on some other antenatal courses. However, if you have attended an NCT Signature course you may find that the Natural Pain Relief day is all you require.

What to expect Natal Hypnotherapy

Zana is a warm, friendly and approachable person. I felt very comfy and relaxed. I found this a really valuable day, thank you."   Jade

 

"Really enjoyed it. Very calming for me as well as learning skills  to keep my partner calm."   Richard, Jade's husband

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