Hypnobabies

For more information on Hypnobabies, please check out www.Hypnobabies.com. I provide highlights below. Please see class pricing for those details.


What is Hypnobabies?
How does Hypnobabies work?
Do I need to take another childbirth education course?
What is unique about Hypnobabies?
What are the benefits of using Hypnobabies?
Will my insurance cover Hypnobabies?
When should I take Hypnobabies?
How do I know if Hypnobabies is right for me?
How much are classes?
Where are group classes offered?


What is Hypnobabies?
Hypnobabies is a very successful 6 week, 3-hours per week, complete childbirth education course that was adapted with permission from Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” techniques rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery. This allows our Hypno-Moms to enjoy “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis”, easily remaining deeply in hypnosis while walking, talking and changing positions; being as mobile as they would like to be during childbirth. Hypnobabies is well-known for helping women to create much shorter, easier and more comfortable labors, making childbirth the joyful experience it was meant to be.
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How does Hypnobabies work?
Expectant mothers use the Hypnobabies Workbook, CDs and hypnosis scripts to train their inner mind that contractions in labor will be felt only as pressure, tightening, pushing, pulling and normal baby movement sensations. Women are fully in tune with their babies during the birthing process, and as aware of everything around them as they’d like to be, easily able to communicate with their support team,  and completely in charge of their own birth experience.

Hypnobabies uses the same medical hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any drugs, which is called hypno-anesthesia. Our classes also teach Hypnobabies Birth Partners how to fully support the Hypno-Moms, and Hypnobabies is also used very successfully by single mothers. A willing Birth Partner is a bonus!
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Do I need to take another childbirth education course?
No, there is no need to take another childbirth education course. Hypnobabies is a comprehensive childbirth education curriculum which ensures that our Hypno-Moms remain deeply committed to their Hypnobabies training. Other natural childbirth classes are wonderful, but many teach “pain-coping”, and “pain-management”, which is directly in opposition to our Hypnobabies suggestions that encourage an easier, more comfortable, joyful childbirth.
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What is unique about Hypnobabies?
Hypnobabies is a very detailed, comprehensive, successful childbirth education program. It uses the same kinds of powerful somnambulistic hypnosis scripts used by people who undergo surgery successfully using hypnosis as their only anesthetic.

Before you even begin your first Hypnobabies class you will receive your first hypnosis CD with 2 tracks in the mail: Your Special Place and Easy, Comfortable Childbirth. These allow you to learn deep relaxation and hypnosis skills for several weeks (or months depending on how early you sign up!) before your class even starts.

You receive 11 powerful, deep hypnosis audio tracks for use by Hypno-Moms as you learn, practice, and use the program, plus 1 hypnosis track for Birth Partners.

You learn 2 separate hypnosis cues for entering hypnosis quickly and deeply plus 7 hypnotic deepening techniques.

You receive 6 somnambulistic hypnosis scripts in booklet form for Hypno-Moms/Birth Partners to work with as a team. Birth Partner's voice becomes part of the script to help Hypno-Moms use all the cues and techniques during birth.

Birth Partners receive detailed, comprehensive training including their own Birth Partner's hypnosis CD for a calm and confident attitude towards pregnancy and childbirth and their own 15 page detailed Birth Partner's Guide for labor.

Hypnobabies classes provide complete childbirth education, ensuring that Hypnobabies students do not need to take other childbirth education classes whose techniques or philosophies could negate childbirth hypnosis training and instruction. Complete childbirth education is essential for well-informed parents to understand choices and interventions available during pregnancy and labor.

Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis allows each Hypno-Mom to walk, talk, and move around freely while remaining very deeply in hypnosis, relaxed, fully present, aware and in touch with her body and baby - all while being completely comfortable.

We conduct full Birth Rehearsals in class 6 so that Hypno-Moms can experience using Hypnobabies techniques and different labor positions *while in hypnosis class* and Birth Partners get hands-on training of cues and birth assistance.

We use Birth Visualization as a "mental birthing rehearsal" to help program the subconscious mind to produce the type of birthing you want.

The 2-track Birth Guide CD keeps Hypno-Moms deeply in hypnosis with constant hypnotic relaxation and anesthesia suggestions for both the first stage of labor and the pushing phase.

Certified Hypnobabies Instructors have a fully trained background in childbirth education, a minimum of 50 hours of hypnosis training, and 32 hours of rigorous Hypnobabies Instructor training.

Hypnobabies Instructors are always available for help before, during, and after your Hypno-Baby is born. We have a free Hypnobabies Moms support group staffed by certified Hypnobabies Instructors for support and encouragement so that you can enjoy a community where others are using hypnosis for childbirth as well.

Hypnobabies includes 18 hours of classroom instruction, including more information, in-depth hypno-anesthesia, training, practice, and support than any other program.
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What are the benefits of using Hypnobabies?
Most Hypnobabies moms use fewer drugs or no drugs, which means less risk of side effects for them or their babies. This is due to elimination of the Fear/Tension/Pain Syndrome, and using post-hypnotic suggestions.

Most Hypnobabies mothers have shorter labors since there is less resistance of the birthing muscles when pain and fear are minimized or eliminated.

Hypno-Moms generally have much more energy throughout first and second stage, due to them being profoundly relaxed throughout the birthing process. 

The birthing environment is much more calm and peaceful when the natural childbirth mother is comfortable, relaxed, and confident.

Breech and posterior babies can be turned using hypnosis.

Blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature can be lowered and nausea, back and hip pain eliminated with hypnosis during pregnancy and birth.

There are fewer interventions for failure to progress and therefore fewer complications during labor for our mothers and babies.

The deep relaxation enjoyed during Hypnobabies sessions has also helped many nervous birth partners enjoy their partner's pregnancy and childbirth. The relaxation and hypnosis skills that Hypnobabies students learn will benefit them for the rest of their lives.  Read what expectant fathers and other birth partners are saying about supporting mom through birth using Hypnobabies.

Hypnobabies moms are easily “deprogrammed” from the usual negativity of childbirth stories and scenarios they may have heard or read. Hypnosis training in Hypnobabies classes and audio tracks which have positive messages and hypnotic suggestions help to eliminate such fears.

Using Hypnobabies automatically allows you to have a much more positive attitude and confidence about birthing. 

It is truly a gift that you are giving yourself, an amazingly easy way to enjoy your pregnancy and being able to look forward to your baby’s comfortable birth!
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Will my insurance cover Hypnobabies?
Maybe! Or you may be able to use a healthcare spending account. Check with your insurance provider or HR department.
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When should I take Hypnobabies?
It is recommended that your class series be completed by your 38th week of pregnancy. Hypnobabies can be taken as early as you like, but does require follow-up script listening and daily practice to maintain the cues and techniques. If you want to take the class early, please let me know and we can discuss your needs over the phone. If you want to take the class but will not finish until your 40th week please contact me and we can discuss your options.
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How do I know if Hypnobabies is right for me?
The most important thing you can do is choose the program that most resonates with you. Hypnobabies may be the program - it may not. My personal goal is to help your family have the most amazing birth possible. Contact me to discuss your ideal birth experience. If Hypnobabies is a good fit for you, great! If not, I'm happy to guide you to other programs.
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Where are group classes offered?
Group classes are offered at Dr. Larain Valenti's Balanced Life Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Bethpage, NY.

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For more information regarding why some women prefer Hypnobabies, check out these websites:
http://www.hypnoblissbirth.com/2011/05/hypnobabies/why-hypnobabies%C2%AE-the-unique-benefits-of-hypnobabies/

http://birthnaturally.wordpress.com/from-hypnobirthing-to-hypnobabies/

http://www.pregnancybirthandbabies.com/comparison_between_hypnoclasses.htm

http://www.pregnancybirthandbabies.com/enjoy_jake.htm



Have more questions? Check out the Hypnobabies FAQs and Hypnobabies Home Study FAQs pages or contact me!