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 five 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 £220 per couple.
- Held in Dartford, Kent.
- Held over two Saturdays, from 10am – 3pm.
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.
session one – what is hypnobirthing, the cycle of fear, pain and tension and how to break it, the power of words on our subconscious mind, 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.
session two – 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.
What does the group hypnobirthing class include?
Each couple will receive a welcome pack which contains the Katharine Graves hypnobirthing book, hypnobirthing mp3s, class notes 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.
When is the next group hypnobirthing class?
The next group hypnobirthing classes are:
- Saturday 7th and 14th September
- Saturday 2nd and 9th November
- Saturday 11th and 18th January