HypnoBirthing of CT Childbirth Classes
…your first step toward a safer, more informed birth
The 12-hour HypnoBirthing® childbirth course is for you and your birth companion, with a new course starting in Westport the first weekend of each month. Sessions are approximately 3 hours long. You can take the class at any point during your pregnancy. We know when the laboring mother is informed, calm and in control, birth can often progress quickly and comfortably. In fact, we see this on a regular basis among the 150 couples annually who attend this program.
In class you’ll receive the 300-page HypnoBirthing text by Marie Mongan (The Mongan Method), two self-hypnosis CDs, and a 50-page HypnoBirthing of Connecticut proprietary book of review materials.
HypnoBirthing® will prepare you for a safer, easier birth, regardless of where you plan to birth your baby – a hospital, birth center or even at home. In this course, you will learn about your rights and options for a safer birth, and the information provided is rooted in research on evidence-based childbirth practices.
There is an empowerment that comes with gaining research-based information, an understanding of your rights, and the tools to remain relaxed and in control through labor and delivery. The trouble with fear during labor is that it causes you to secrete adrenaline, which tightens the cervix and reduces oxygen flow to your baby. A safe, natural and satisfying birth is well within your reach, particularly when you know which questions to ask your provider along the way, even if special circumstances (breech, preeclampsia, Group B strep) arise during your labor. In class we cover that, too.
The premise of HypnoBirthing is that fear and tension are the cause of labor pain – therefore, it doesn’t serve women to plan on experience “pain” or utilizing “pain management techniques” in preparation for childbirth. Instead we focus on laboring and birthing with the deepest sense of trust, using the same kind of self-hypnosis techniques you might practice in a yoga class.
There is no right or wrong way to birth your baby. The goal of HypnoBirthing is simply to stay calm and in control every step of the way. The result is that the vast majority of women are having completely natural births, and 99% report feeling “highly satisfied” with their HypnoBirthing experience. HypnoBirthing has been the fastest-growing childbirth program in the past thirty years and is now offered in more than fifty countries worldwide.
Benefits of HypnoBirthing
- The average HypnoBirthing® birth is >50% shorter than other births on average;
- Reduces the incidence of preterm labor by 67%.
- Results in fewer breach presentations by 45%.
- Lower incidence of induction and usage of Pitocin for speeding up labor.
- Fewer episiotomies.
- A lower incidence of cesarean section by approxmiately 60%.
You can attend the course any time during your pregnancy and missed classes can be easily made up the following month.
See photos of our beautiful HypnoBirthing center – the only one of its kind in the Northeast.