Q) When should I start Hypnobabies Classes?Anytime! Some women take classes early in their pregnancy, and practicing Hypnobabies helps them to be relaxed, comfortable and confident for the rest of their pregnancies. Others start later, at 6 or 7 months, when they know they can devote 30-40 minutes daily to practicing. You may begin as late as 6 weeks prior to your birthing time.
Q) Can my Birth Partner come to Hypnobabies Class with me?Yes! We teach the Birth Partner right along with our Hypno-Moms – what hypnosis is, (they experience it in class and get their own Birth Partner’s hypnosis CD, to keep them calm and relaxed about pregnancy and childbirth!) and how to support and help our Hypno-moms during pregnancy the birthing itself and after the baby comes. They participate fully in each class, and with each hypnosis script. Your Birth Partner may be your spouse, friend, mom, doula–anyone who will support you during your birth.
Q) Will I be able to move around and be awake, and aware of my body and my baby during my labor, using hypnosis? Absolutely! Being in Hypnobabies’ “Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis” is not like being asleep or detached from the sensations of your baby’s birth. You are awake and aware of everything going on around you, and you experience baby’s every movement. You are able to move intuitively and actively. You remain deeply in hypnosis, confident and calm, even while moving and changing positions. Your Hypnobabies anesthesia allows you to experience all the power of childbirth without discomfort.
Q) What does hypnosis feel like? Hypnosis is a means of moving into a perfectly natural state of mind that people actually move in and out of several times in a day. Have you ever had the experience of driving along the highway and suddently realizing that you passed your exit several miles back? Or been so caught up in a book or movie that you didn’t even realize someone has been speaking to you for the past several minutes? THAT is hypnosis. So you see, when a hypnotist induces you into a hypnosis they are not asking you to experience anything strange or that you haven’t experienced before.
(Q) Can anyone be hypnotized? All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Anyone of at least average intelligence, who can follow directions can be hypnotized. Occasionally, a person may need several attempts before actually entering into hypnosis. What causes this? Generally, it’s holding onto a little bit of fear- fear of loss of control. This is actually a misunderstanding as the proper use of hypnosis actually gives you greater control over all aspects of your life.
(Q) Will I do something against my will? When you are hypnotized , you are aware of all suggestions given to you and you will not do anything against your moral or ethical principles. (despite what you may have seen in stage shows of hypnosis)
(Q) How much does the class cost? The fee for a group class is 250.00 per couple or student. There is a non-refundable 50.00 deposit due prior to the class to reserve your space. Once the deposit is received you will receive your first CD to begin preparing for your Hypnobabies class. The remaining 200.00 is due at the first class. The fee for a private class is 400.00. *Many flexible spending accounts will cover the cost of a childbirth class.