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HypnoBirthing Series

FACILITATOR: Bilen + Chrysti
INVESTMENT: $500 per couple

Looking for ways to have a calm, peaceful, gentle natural birth? Join Bilen and Chrysti of Metro HypnoBirth for our Fall class series at MINKA. HypnoBirthing®, the Mongan Method, is a complete childbirth education series taught in a format of five 2.5 hour classes over five weeks. You will develop an understanding the bio-physiology of pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. You and your birthing partner will learn methods of rapid relaxation, fear release, visualization, affirmation, self-hypnosis and different breathing techniques to increase your comfort and confidence. You learn about many ways to help you stay focused on the birth you want, through physical comfort and emotional coping techniques. We create an intimate experiential learning environment, where everyone feels welcome! The opportunity to dive deep into the materials, daily practices and building community with other expecting people is truly invaluable.

Here are a few words from participants:

"We LOVED it. The content was great! I particularly liked that you had us watch those labor videos because I would have never had the guts to do it. I have always been into hypnosis, and I really think it works and is a perfect tool for labor. Thank you!! Changed our entire perspective--basically, thank goodness we found you guys. It was also just so nice to meet all the other couples. The whole thing was just really quite a pleasure and to be honest, I am sad it's over!" - MaryLynne & Dan

"The class was great! Bilen and Chrysti created an open, fun, and welcoming environment for our class of 5 couples. They have a commanding knowledge of all things HypnoBirthing and their depth of experience shines through in each and every class. Classes FLEW by. Both my husband and I feel prepared, calm, and armed with information and tools. The class was empowering and really helped us feel confident about having conversations with our caregiver and visualizing our birth day." - Camilla & Mike

“My wife and I have taken almost every parenting related class we can find and fit in as part of becoming new parents. So grateful for our neighbors recommending HypnoBirthing and that we found this particular workshop led by Chrysti and Bilen! They were amazing and the experience of the workshop was truly transformative. Looking forward to our Birthing day with calm and excitement and to applying what we learned long past our Birthing day.” - Sarah & Angela

The fee for the series includes all materials, including book, audio track and other print/digital media.

Below is an outline of the units covered in the series:

Unit 1 – Building A Positive Expectancy

Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy
The History of Birthing
Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
How Nature perfectly designed bodies to birth
How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos
Unit 2 – Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body

The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
Breathing techniques for labor and birthing
Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
Selecting the right care provider
The Birth companion’s role in birthing
Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning
Unit 3 – Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
Preparing the Body for Birthing
Light Touch Labor Massage
Your body working for and with you
Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts
Unit 4 – An Overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love

Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
Birth explained simply
Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
As labor moves along – passing time through labor
Hallmarks of labor
If labor rests or slows – Companion’s prompts and activities
As labor advances – birthing with your baby
Protecting the natural birthing experience
Birth rehearsal imagery
Unit 5 – Birth, Breathing Love, Bringing Life

Moving into birthing
Positions for descent and birthing
Breathing baby down to birth
Baby tries to nurse
Family bonding with baby
If you have questions, please email or call (347) 915-3463

Book, here.


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