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What Is HypnoBirthing®?

with content provided by Guest Contributor, Sarojini (Sara) Alva,

Sarojin Alva

Sarojini (Sara)

Wikipedia says:

Hypnotherapy in childbirth refers to the use of hypnotherapy to assist in the birthing process. This practice, known as hypnobirthing, functions on the premise that most labour-related pain is the result of fear and tension, which can be diminished[1] or anecdotally eliminated with hypnotherapy. Research into this practice has found reductions in pain during birthing,[1][2] Hypnobirthing may also impact the duration of labour and reduces surgical interventions during delivery.


Before Sara “talks,” here is a Note from Nancy about HypnoBirthing®

Classes Coming Soon

My friend and Master Transpersonal Hypnotherapy instructor is a lovely, kind, loving, wise, and gentle person with whom you can expect to feel completely safe and comfortable.

I want to share this with you today, because Sara is offering new classes very soon in Gainesville, VA. However, classes can be scheduled in other parts of the country, as well as abroad. Here are the dates for Sara’s “coming soon” classes. She offers HypnoBirthing classes or parents-to-be (5 classes of 2 and half hours), starting April 6th, and on April 12th, April 20th, 27th, May 4th, from  6.30 pm – 9.00 pm.

What You Will Learn in HypnoBirthing®  Classes

HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2 1/2-hour classes. If you are very near to your birthing time, occasionally, your Practitioner can make special arrangements for individual classes with you.

Unit 1 – Building A Positive Expectancy

Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy
The History of Women and Birthing
Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos

Unit 2 – Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body

The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
Breathing techniques for labor and birthing
Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
Selecting the right care provider
The Birth companion’s role in birthing
Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning

Unit 3 – Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
Preparing the Body for Birthing
Light Touch Labor Massage
Your body working for and with you
Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.

Unit 4 – An Overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love

Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
Birth explained simply
Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
As labor moves along – passing time through labor
Hallmarks of labor
If labor rests or slows – Companion’s  prompts and activities
As labor advances – birthing with your baby
Protecting the natural birthing experience
Birth rehearsal imagery

Unit 5 – Birth, Breathing Love, Bringing Life

Moving into birthing
Positions for descent and birthing
Breathing baby down to birth
Baby moves to the breast
Family bonding with your baby

You can reach Sarojini (Sara) for more information or to register for her classes by emailing her at: sarojinialva@sarojinialva.com.

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!