Birth With Ease

Hypnobirthing cincinnati

Syllabus


Below is a summary of the contents of the 8-week hypnobirthing Birth With Ease course.

Topics listed are not in any particular order.

Weekly Hypnosis Sessions
Weekly Hypnosis Downloads
Weekly Guest Speakers 


  • What Hypnosis is and is Not
  • Hypnobirthing Philosphy
  • How Hypnosis Creates Positive Birth Experiences
  • How Hypnosis Positively Impacts Your Baby
  • Music & Slow Deep Breathing to Enhance Hypnosis
  • Hypnotic Anchors
  • Fear-Release Techniques
  • Hypno-Analgesia/Anesthesia
  • Our 2 Minds - Conscious & Subconscious
  • Our 4 Levels of Consciousness


  •  Your Uterus & Its Relationship to Fear 
  •  The Fight-or-Flight Response
  •  Why is Pain Experienced in Labor?
  •  How Fear Impacts the Length and Comfort of Labor
  •  Endorphins - Your Body’s Natural Opiates
  •  Painless Birth


  • Mom’s Birthing Instincts
  • Developing Confidence in Peaceful Birthing
  • Mom/Baby Hormonal Orchestration
  • Learning to Trust Your Body & Baby
  • Importance of Daily Affirmations
  • How to Develop and Maintain a Positive Mindset


  • Birthing Companions - Guardians of the Birth Place
  • Birthing Companion’s Role and Responsibilities
  • Benefits of Working With a Doula
  • Creating a Safe, Empowering Birthing Environment


  • Book & Internet Resources
  • Creating a Birth Vision
  • Gathas
  • Laborynths
  • Empowerment Posters


  • Nutrition & Hydration for Pregnancy & Labor
  • Prenatal Exercises to Prepare for Labor & Birth
  • Holistic Comfort Measures for Pregnancy & Labor


  • Prenatal Bonding/Parenting
  • Haptonomy
  • Baby’s ETA (estimated time of arrival)


  • Prelabor Signs (not “false labor”)
  • Possible Fetal Positions (presentations)
  • Phases of Labor
  • Hydration & Nutrition During Labor
  • What to Do When Your Membranes Release (“water breaks”)
  • Gauging Mom’s Labor & Birthing Progress
  • Leaving for Your Place of Birth
  • How to Use a Birth Ball & Rebozo to Enhance Comfort & Progression


  • Baby’s Path Through the Pelvis
  • Pushing  and Birth
  • Effective Birthing Positions & Strategies
  • Perineal Support


  • Overview of Typical Hospital Interventions & Procedures 
  • How to Know When to Say No, Yes, or Choose an Alternative
  • Working Cohesively with your Medical Staff
  • What is Informed Consent?
  • Patient Rights & Responsibilities
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Cervical Exams - When are They Necessary?
  • IV’s/Saline Wells
  • Induction/Augmentation
  • Medications/Anesthesia
  • Episiotomies
  • Instrumental Delivery
  • Cesareans


  • The Critical First 2 Hours after Birth
  • The Breast Crawl - the Best Breastfeeding Start for Baby
  • Circumcision - Necessary or Not?


  • Breastfeeding Resources
  • Attachment Parenting Information (babywearing, sleeping, crying)
  • Vaccinations - Yes? No? Maybe?
  • Parenting The First 2 Years Resources