What is Hypnobabies®?

Hypnobabies® is a six-week series taught by certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructors (HCHI). All students receive:

  • A comprehensive Hypnobabies workbook (around 200 pages)
  • 17 hypnosis tracks for the Hypno-Mom
  • 1 hypnosis track for the Birth Partner
  • The Hypnobabies Quick Reference Guide for use during your birthing time
  • The Birth Partner’s Guide Booklet
  • 6 Hypnobabies scripts in a spiral bound book
  • 25 additional handouts and brochures, including instructions for the Abdominal Lift and Tuck technique.

Throughout the series, you will learn different techniques to enter self-hypnosis, using audio tracks and scripts to guide you.  When we go into self-hypnosis, our minds and bodies relax completely, which helps remove tension that often leads to unnecessary pain during childbirth.  It also helps us “reprogram” our minds to accept the idea that childbirth can be comfortable and enjoyable.  This is especially important in our society where birth is often seen as a scary, negative experience.  Through the use of hypnosis, we not only train our bodies to give birth more easily and comfortably, we also able to teach our minds that it is possible!

Hypnobabies uses the same medical hypnosis techniques that people with life-threatening allergies to anesthetics use when undergoing medical and dental surgery – hypnosis is their anesthesia!  And it works quite well for childbirth too!

Some of the benefits of participating in Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis classes:

  • Hypno-couples are deprogrammed from the usual negativity of childbirth stories that they’ve heard and birth scenarios they’ve seen in the media, through Hypnobabies “Fear Clearing” hypnosis sessions. This helps eliminate the Fear/Tension/Pain Syndrome.
  • Many moms experience shorter births due to lack of resistance in the birthing muscles.
  • Fewer complications and interventions, as the body and mind stay completely relaxed during birth.  Fewer drugs or no drugs at all, means less risk of harmful side effects for mother and baby.
  • Hypnobabies newborns are remarkably more calm and alert after birth, and our Hypnobabies moms are more comfortable and able to bond easily with their babies and breastfeed immediately after birth.
  • Breech and posterior babies can be turned using hypnosis more than 80% of the time.
  • Blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature can be lowered and nausea, back and hip pain eliminated with hypnosis during pregnancy and birthing.
  • Hypnobabies gives mothers and their birth partners the information they need surrounding their choices in childbirth, so that they can determine their own birth preferences and have respectful informed dialogue with their care providers.
  • The birthing environment is much more calm and peaceful for everyone involved when the natural childbirth mother is comfortable and confident.

See https://www.hypnobabies.com/class-benefits/ to learn about the many benefits that are unique to Hypnobabies live classes!

For more information on how hypnosis works for childbirth, visit www.Hypnobabies.com.  Also the Hypnobabies You Tube channel has videos and interviews to help you learn more.