Hypnobabies Home Study Course vs. Hypnobabies Live Class

As a Hypnobabies Instructor, I am often asked what the differences are between the Hypnobabies Home study class and taking a class with an instructor so I’ve put together this chart. I always suggest that if you are in an area and you have access to a live class then that is the best option. If time, budget or distance is not a major factor, this chart might help clarify your decision. They are both great options so choose what works for your family!

 

Hypnobabies Live Class ($425)

Hypnobabies Home Study (appx $167.95)

Duration      6 weeks 5 weeks
Benefits – Have an instructor to help you and motivate along the way – More materials– Live Birth Rehearsal – Have access to the Hypnobabies Yahoo Group for help – Great for the Self Motivated– Have access to the Hypnobabies Yahoo Group for help
Materials -195 page Hypnobabies workbook– 8 CDs for the Hypno-Mom– 1 CD for the Birth Partner– The Hypnobabies Quick Reference Guide for Labor– Techniques from the book “Back Labor No More”– The Birth Partners Guide Booklet– 5 Hypnobabies scripts in a spiral bound book– Your Perineal Massage Booklet– Your “Rights of Childbearing Women” booklet– Additional Handouts -166 page Hypnobabies workbook– 6 CDs for the Hypno-Mom– The Hypnobabies Quick Reference Guide for Labor– Techniques from the book “Back Labor No More”– The Birth Partners Guide Booklet– Your Perineal Massage Booklet– Your “Rights of Childbearing Women” booklet– All scripts are available on cd (no script booklet is needed)
Class 1 Contents Class 1:  Introduction to Hypnobabies:
Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset; Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology;Belief Systems;The Power of Words and How They Affect Us;Bubble of Peace ScriptHow Your Mind Works – The Conscious and Subconscious;The Mind/Body Connection;What Hypnosis is and is NOT;Demonstrations of Hypnosis;How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor;Fear Clearing for Childbirth;The Importance of Daily Birthing Affirmations;The Gifts Your Body Gives You – Your Beautiful Uterus and How it Works;Creating Your “Mental Lightswitch”.Partner Communication Exercise
Hypnosis Script done in class: “Learning Self-Hypnosis”.  
Class 1:  Introduction to Hypnobabies:
Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset; Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology;Belief Systems;The Power of Words and How They Affect Us;Bubble of Peace ScriptHow Your Mind Works – The Conscious and Subconscious;What Hypnosis is and is NOT;How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor;Fear Clearing for Childbirth;The Importance of Daily Birthing Affirmations;The Gifts Your Body Gives You – Your Beautiful Uterus and How it Works;Partner Communication Exercise  Alternates listening to:Painless Childbirth and Special Place 
Class 2 Contents Class 2: Staying Healthy and Low Risk:Importance of Diet in Pregnancy;Nutritional Guidelines;The High Protein Advantage;Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy;Drinking Water for Two;Avoidance of Harmful Substances;Safe and Comfortable PrenatalSleeping and Resting Positions;Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy;Introduction of the Stages of Labor including the “Baby-Kindness” Stage;New Baby Sensitivity Through Bonding;Using Hypnosis for Pregnancy Discomforts and Health;Prenatal Exercises for Birth;Birth Partner Assistance.
Hypnosis Script in class: “Creating Anesthesia”. Alternates listening to:***Creating Anesthesia and Deepening
Class 2: Staying Healthy and Low Risk: Importance of Diet in Pregnancy;Nutritional Guidelines;The High Protein Advantage;Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy;Drinking Water for Two;Avoidance of Harmful Substances;Safe and Comfortable PrenatalSleeping and Resting Positions;Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy;Introduction of the Stages of Labor including the “Baby-Kindness” Stage;Prenatal Exercises for Birth;***Creating Your “Mental Lightswitch”.    Alternates listening to:***Learning Self Hypnosis and Deepening
 Class 3 Contents Class 3: Your Options in Birthing:Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” CD The Importance of Making Excellent Birthing Decisions:  the “Big Secrets”.Detailed Childbirth Choices (Risks, Benefits & Alternatives for Common Procedures)Getting Informed Consent, Hospital Forms and Your Rights;Questions for  Caregivers – Consumer Issues and Positive Communication;Creating the Birth Plan of your Dreams;“Big” Babies;***Packing Your Birth Bag;***Touring Your Place of Birth;Benefits of a Professional Labor Assistant;“Hypno-Doulas”;***Introduction of the Abdominal Lift and Tuck
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools”.  Alternates listening to:***Hypnotic Childbirth #1 and Deepening
Class 3: Your Options in Birthing:Interventions: The Domino EffectThe Importance of Making Excellent Birthing Decisions: the “Big Secrets”.Detailed Childbirth Choices (Risks, Benefits & Alternatives for Common Procedures)Getting Informed Consent, Hospital Forms and Your Rights;Questions for  Caregivers – Consumer Issues and Positive Communication;Creating the Birth Plan of your Dreams;***Things you can do to avoid an Unnecessary Cearean*** Creating Center Switch  Alternates listening to:***Creating Anesthesia and Deepening
 Class 4 Contents Class 4: Your Birthing Time Begins:Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy;Preparing for your Birthing Day;Signs of Birthing Beginning;Amniotic Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices;True vs. “False” Labor;How to Time Your Birthing Waves (contractions);Your Birth Log;When to go to the Birth Place;Automatic Comfort and Relaxation on “The Drive” and Arrival at Your Place of BirthHypno-Guardians;Nurses – the Unsung Heroes;Using Hypnosis for Comfort During Internal Exams;Dilation, Effacement, Position and Station of Baby;The Beautiful Progress of LaborArtificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques;Creating a Safe and Serene Birthing Environment;Nausea Elimination;Optimum Fetal Positioning.Hypnosis Script:“Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 – Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia.”  

 

 

 

 

 

  

Alternates listening to:

***Hypnotic Childbirth #2 and Deepening

 Class 4: Your Birthing Time Begins:***Packing Your Birth Bag;******Touring Your Place of Birth;***Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy;Preparing for your Birthing Day;Signs of Birthing Beginning;Amniotic Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices;True vs. “False” Labor;How to Time Your Birthing Waves (contractions);Your Birth Log;When to go to the Birth Place;Automatic Comfort and Relaxation on “The Drive” and Arrival at Your Place of Birth Hypno-Guardians;Using Hypnosis for Comfort During Internal Exams;Dilation, Effacement, Position and Station of Baby;The Beautiful Progress of LaborArtificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques;Creating a Safe and Serene Birthing Environment;Nausea Elimination;Optimum Fetal Positioning.***Avoiding a Cesarean Section.

***Birth Partners Training: Your Role During Pregnancy and Birthing Reviewed;

***How a Labor Assistant Can Help the Hypno-Partner;

***4 Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques;

***The Change of Plans Hypnosis Script.

MINI SCRIPT with Birth Partner “Relax Cue”

Alternates listening to:

***Hypnotic Childbirth #1 and Deepening 

 Class 5 Contents  Class 5: Birth Partners, Transformation and Birth:***Birth Partners Training: Your Role During Pregnancy and Birthing Reviewed;***How a Labor Assistant Can Help the Hypno-Partner;***4 Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques;***The Change of Plans Hypnosis Script.Late First Stage Labor – Transition…or  “Transformation”;Hypnosis Deepening techniques;Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind and your Baby;Protecting the Hypno-Mom!;Effective Positions for Birthing; Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball;Exhale Pushing and Avoiding the “Ring of Fire” with Hypnosis;Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction,  Pitocin, Post-Partum Choices.Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental LightswitchFear Clearing for Childbirth;***Avoiding a Cesarean Section.Hypnosis practice during class: Full practice of our Hypnobabies techniquesAlternates listening to:Hypnotic Childbirth #1, Hypnotic Childbirth #2 and Deepening  Class 5: Enjoy Your Beautiful BirthingLate First Stage Labor – Transition…or  “Transformation”;Hypnosis Deepening techniques;Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind and your Baby;Protecting the Hypno-Mom!;Effective Positions for Birthing; Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball;Exhale Pushing and Avoiding the “Ring of Fire” with Hypnosis;Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction,  Pitocin, Post-Partum Choices.Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental Lightswitch,Fear Clearing for Childbirth;       Alternates listening to:***Hypnotic Childbirth #2 and Deepening
 Class 6 Contents Class # 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond:In-depth Birthing Rehearsal using all Hypnobabies Techniques and Positional Changes  Postpartum CareNew Baby CareBreastfeedingShifting the What Ifs?Alternates listening to:Monday: Special Place CDTuesday: Hypnotic Childbirth #1Wednesday: Painless ChildbirthThursday: Hypnotic Childbirth #2Friday: Deepening CDSaturday: Visualize Your Birth Sunday: Fear Clearing Maintenance:Directions on how to do a birth rehearsal with Birth PartnerHypno-DoulasHypnobabies Review and SuggestionsShifting the What ifs?    Alternates listening to:Monday: Special Place CDTuesday: DeepeningWednesday: Hypnotic Childbirth #1Thursday: Painless ChildbirthFriday: Deepening CDSaturday: Hypnotic Childbirth #2Sunday:Fear Release

The highlighted text indicated what is in one class and not the other.

 

If you have decided that a live class is the best option for you, please check our current schedule to find the class that fits your needs the best. If you have decided that the Hypnobabies Home Study is the best option for you, you can purchase your homestudy materials here then check out the wonderful benefits of our Home Study Advantage.