You will learn birthing physiology, how to deeply relax, let go of fear and connect with your natural birthing instincts. This is an excellent program for birth partners to gain effective techniques and tools to support the mother more effectively during pregnancy and birth.

SCHEDULE

Saturdays, 17.00-20.30:
January 26 | February 2 | February 9 | February 16
A free info session will be held on January 12 @17.00.
All are welcome!

Class 1

Your amazing mind and its connection with your body

  • What is Hypnosis?
  • Acknowledging pain
  • Your amazing uterus and the impact of fear on birth
  • Optimal fetal position for baby
  • Positions for mom during pregnancy to be more comfortable and to encourage baby to remain at optimal fetal position.
  • The impact of others
  • Taking charge of your thoughts
  • Positive Affirmations
  • Breathing technique – 5,4,3,2,1 relax (between contractions breathing) progressive relaxation, facial relaxation…
  • Waves of Relaxation breathing techniques (contractions breathing)
  • Visualization techniques
  • Guided relaxation session
  • Birth Video

Class 2

Comfort tools including Soothing Strokes Massage, pelvic squeeze, counter pressure, acupressure, etc.)

  • Self-Hypnosis, countdown to your relaxing place
  • Anchoring
  • Distractions
  • Birth Partner Script & practice
  • Writing & communicating your birth plan (where to have your baby, who will be with you, alternative options for promoting
  • comfort, the birthing environment, options during labour, birthing your baby, after your baby is born)

  • Visualization techniques
  • Guided Relaxation session
  • Birth video

Class 3

Prenatal bonding

  • Ligaments & Pelvis
  • Pregnancy, labour & birth positions
  • Physical preparation for birth (nutrition, water, daily exercise, perineal massage, pelvic floor)
  • Breathing/humming your baby down technique (breathing technique to birth your baby)
  • Special circumstances
  • BRAINS – how to ask open questions to get information and make informed decisions
  • Visualization techniques
  • Fear release exercise
  • Relaxation session
  • Birth video

Class 4

Getting labour started or progress if slows down in a natural way.

  • Self-hypnosis with eyes open
  • Birth partner’s role
  • Golden hour – 1st hour of baby
  • Breastfeeding (tips, position and discussion)
  • Full practice of everything integrated
  • Relaxation session
  • Birth video

The course costs 2,350 AED and includes:

  • 4 x 3.5 hour sessions.
  • A workbook to help structure your practice at home
  • Login access to The Wise Hippo website with lots of resources
  • Your birth partner/husband to attend
  • Meet with other expectant couples
  • Deep relaxation practice sessions with every class
  • 6 relaxation mp3s
  • Relaxing music
  • A special gift box
  • Email / Telephone support from me up until you have your baby
  • Movie clips of women using hypnobirthing shown during the course
  • A complimentary visit when baby is born to help mom and baby with breastfeeding or anything they may need

For inquiries or bookings, please email info@zoga.ae