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Course Outline

Lesson 1 - Setting the Stage Dehypnotizing & Building a Positive Expectancy


Philosophy and Beginnings of HypnoBirthing

History of Women and Birthing

How the Uterus Works in Birthing

What's Wrong with Labor

How Fear Affects Labor

The Origin of Fear and Pain in Labor

The Power of Mind

The Laws of the Mind and Change

Mind/Body Connection

Psycho-physical Association

Breathing and Relexation

Building Positive Images of Birth

Lesson 2 - Falling in Love with Your Baby, Pre-Birth Parenting, Preparing Your Mind and Body


Pre-Birth, Perinatal, and Postnatal Bonding

Background of Fetology Studies

Selecting Care Providers

Preparing the Mind for Birth

Hypnosis Deepening and Visualization

Releasing Fear

Preparing the Body for Birthing

Building a Partnership with Care Providers

Lesson 3 - Advanced Visualization and Deepening


Labor and Birthing Visualizations and Deepening

Turning Breech-Presented Babies

Looking at the "Estimated Due Date"

Avoiding Artificial Induction

Preparing Birth Preference Sheets

How the Body Prepares for Birth

Initiating Labor Naturally

Your Body's Perfect Design

Releasing Fears and Limiting Thoughts

Lesson 4 - Overview and Summary of Childbirth


Prelabor Tricksters

The Onset of Labor

Birth Companions Support Role

Thinning and Opening Phase

Labor Slows or Rests

Misconceptions about Labor

Birth Companion Advocates for Mother and Baby

Hallmarks as Labor Advances


Birth Rehearsal Imagery

Lesson 5 - Birthing, The Final Act and Bonding


Mother Nears Completion

Optimal Positioning for Baby in Labor and Birth

Positions During Labor, Descent and Birthing

Birthing phase, Descent, Birth Breathing

Births Perfect Design

Breathing Through Labor

Breathing with Birth


The Magical First Hour

Bonding with Your Baby

Fourth Trimester

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