This course is once a week for 6 weeks that will provide you with information, techniques, and practices you need in order to prepare you for a beautiful, out-of-hospital, natural birth. You will learn about: * Your Body in Labor and Birth * Signs of Labor * Stages of Labor * Labor and Birth Positions * Pain Management * Role of a Partner * Relaxation for Labor * Visualization for Labor
As your impending labor approaches, it is normal to have some apprehension, specifically about labor pain and the ability to maintain a certain level of control. Although we tend to focus on how to get through the hardest part of labor, there are things we can do before the active (hard) phase begins that can help or hinder us. Learn what to do, and what to avoid during every phase of labor. Get practical tools to to manage: * Prodromal labor; how to avert the largest contributor to maternal/fetal exhaustion * Early labor; what to do when labor becomes uncomfortable, but it is too early to call the midwife * Active labor; the essentials in pain management * After labor; just when you thought it was over
HypnoBirthing® is designed to teach women to trust in Nature’s way of birth and to relax and let their bodies do what is needed. By practicing a few key techniques, mothers program their minds and condition their bodies to birth easily.