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Essentials of pregnancy and birth | Effective relaxation techniques | Stops the fear-tension-pain cycle | Prepares mind and body for birthing | Shortens labor | Helps parents to create the birth they want | Enhances every birth: natural, medicated, vaginal, cesarean | Creates a calm, peaceful birthing atmosphere | Helps eliminate maternal exhaustion | Happy parents, happy baby

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Classes - HypnoBirthing® Group Classes

This course outline is for informational purposes only and is a general outline of the material which is covered each week in class. ALL of the material will be covered by the end of the five week class series. At times, we may not cover all of the material that is listed under a certain class due to time constraints. The additional material will be covered in subsequent classes.

Session One: Setting the Stage

Homework
  1. Listen to Rainbow Relaxation 2x/day
  2. Listen to and Recite Birthing Affirmations Daily
  3. Read Textbook through p 79

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Session Two: Falling In Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind and Body for Birth

Homework
  1. Listen to Rainbow Relaxation Daily
  2. Listen to and Recite Birthing Affirmations Daily
  3. Read Textbook through p 164
  4. Practice Slow Breathing 5 minutes morning and night
  5. Practice Birth Breathing with BM
  6. Birth Companion practices reading scripts and guiding mom into relaxed state
  7. Fear Release Exercise in preparation for next week's Guided Relaxation p 57-62

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Session Three: Getting Ready to Welcome Your Baby - Care Providers, Location, Preferences, Childbirth: "A Labor of Love"

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Session Four: Getting Ready to Welcome Your Baby - Toning Body, Understanding Induction, Special Circumstances

Homework
  1. Listen to Rainbow Relaxation Daily
  2. Listen to and Recite Birthing Affirmations Daily
  3. Practice Slow Breathing 5 minutes morning and night
  4. Perineal Massage beginning 6-8 before EDD
  5. Pelvic Floor Exercises: 10 sets of 10 daily
  6. Stretching Inner Thighs and Legs in Preparation for Squatting
  7. Birth Companion practices reading scripts and guiding mom into relaxed state
  8. Read textbook pp 165-177; 185-203

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Session Five: Review of Childbirth: A Labor of Love, Your Postpartum Period

Homework
  1. Listen to Rainbow Relaxation Daily
  2. Listen to and Recite Birthing Affirmations Daily
  3. Practice Slow Breathing 5 minutes morning and night
  4. Birth Companion practices reading scripts and guiding mom into relaxed state
  5. Read textbook pp 205-285

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