In person group hypnobirthing classes in Dartford, Kent
The group hypnobirthing course is ideal for those who want to meet other parents to be, in an intimate and relaxed environment. Groups are kept to a maximum of six couples. The perfect size to allow us to go in depth with the course materials, whilst still enabling you to meet other parents-to-be.
- Classes cost £230 per couple.
- Held in Dartford, Kent. (46 Spital Street, DA1 2DT)
- Held over two Saturdays, from 10am – 4pm.
What does the group hypnobirthing course cover?
The group hypnobirthing class is ten hours, spread over two days. Each session has a lunch break, however lunch is not included. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or I can refer some local places for food.
Day one – This day is all about relaxation! Why it is so important for birth, how it can help your birth be more comfortable and potentially faster with lots of practical techniques and time to practice the techniques. Some of the topics covered include:
what is hypnobirthing, the cycle of fear, pain and tension and how to break it, the power of words on our subconscious mind, how your mindset can affect your birth, the muscles of the uterus and how they work, the different stages of labour and the breathing techniques used for each stage, ways to relax in labour, good pelvic floor health, perineum massage, how to prevent tearing in labour, different birth positions.
Day two – this day covers all the practical stuff you need for a smooth birth. It’s the antenatal side of things so that you can feel fully prepared for birth, no matter how it goes. Topics covered include:
reasons for being induced, different types of inductions, how to start labour naturally, how a birth partner can support you in labour, how to use hypnobirthing for a cesarean birth, how to choose where to give birth, how to prepare for birth and what will happen on the day, the benefits and risks of a water birth, your pain relief options, birthing the placenta, the golden hour after birth.
The group hypnobirthing course is informal and interactive, with plenty of time to ask any questions you might have. Each session includes a relaxation exercise, and a short, positive hypnobirthing birth video. We’ll go over everything you need to write an in depth birth plan and you’ll finish the course feeling totally ready to rock your birth!
What does the group hypnobirthing class include?
You will receive a welcome pack which contains hypnobirthing MP3s, class notes, birth plan template, positive birth affirmation cards and a birth prep goody bag. You will receive dedicated guidance, and I will be contactable throughout your pregnancy keeping you on track until you are holding your baby. So if your pregnancy or situation changes, or if you need some extra support, I’m there for you.
When is the next group hypnobirthing class?
The next group hypnobirthing classes are: