Course Outline

Hypnobirthing Classes

Peaceful Birthing facilitates birth education classes, sharing The Positive Birth Program by Hypnobirthing Australia™. These calm birthing classes will teach you tools and techniques so you can prepare for a positive and empowering birth experience, regardless of how your baby comes into the world.

Hypnobirthing classes can be attended at any stage through the pregnancy, however, 20-33 weeks is ideal. Our calm birthing classes are structured in a way that the support partner is encouraged to attend.

Class options:

Group classes

  • Includes 12 hours of tuition in a group setting,
  • recordings,
  • folio of resources,
  • eBook, and
  • ongoing support.

Private classes

  • Includes 12 hours of tuition in person or via Skype,
  • recordings,
  • folio of resources,
  • eBook and
  • ongoing support.


Group sessions are held in Noosaville on the Sunshine Coast Queensland, private sessions are held at a time and location convenient to both parties.

Peaceful Birthing Classes

Course Outline

Peaceful Birthing facilitate the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program. These classes will teach you tools and techniques so you can prepare for a positive and empowered birth experience, no matter what way your birth happens.

Creating & maintaining a positive mindset

  • Introduction to the positive mindset of hypnobirthing
  • How our brain is wired to birth
  • The role of our caregivers
  • Mind/body connection
  • What is self-hypnosis and how will we use it for birthing?
  • Our hormones are our friends
  • My amazing uterus – understanding the physiology behind birthing
  • Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
  • Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour
  • Re-programming the Subconscious
  • The language for empowered birthing
  • The power of affirmations
  • Birthing environment
Peaceful Birthing Class Outline
Peaceful Birthing Class Outline

Our toolkit for birth

  • Self-hypnosis tracks
  • Birth music
  • Conditioning with scent
  • Hypnotic anchors and triggers
  • Releasing endorphins through massage and touch
  • Acupressure techniques for pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding
  • Visualisations for pregnancy, labour & birthing
  • The importance of facial relaxation
  • Relaxation Breathing – a skill for life
  • Surge Breathing – the best tool ever!
  • Techniques to help make your surges more comfortable
  • The ‘urge’ to push/bear down – Breathing/Bearing down

Preparation & choices for empowered birthing

  • Bonding with baby
  • Choices in maternity care
  • Birth Preferences – having open communication with your caregivers
  • Knowledge is power – researching common interventions and procedures
  • Questions to ask, to assist in making informed decisions
  • Birth partner as advocate
  • ‘Guess date’ – a normal range of pregnancy
  • Inductions – things you’re not always told
  • Achieving a natural start to labour
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Preparing the body – staying active
  • Optimising baby’s position
  • Breech or Posterior – options & positions
  • Instant relaxation techniques
  • Self-hypnosis, meditation and deep relaxation techniques & scripts
Peaceful Birthing Class Outline
Peaceful Birthing Class Outline

Birth – bringing it all together

  • What to expect in the weeks and days leading up to birth
  • Signs that labour is starting
  • What to expect through labour (membranes releasing etc)
  • When to call the midwife/go to the hospital
  • Accidental home/car birth – what to do!
  • Birth partner’s role
  • Common procedures
  • Using water during labour and birth
  • Upright positioning, movement and birth positions
  • Special circumstances (including caesarean birth)
  • Fear release
  • Vocalisation
  • Cord clamping & placenta delivery
  • Undisturbed bonding & breastfeeding time – skin to skin
  • What to expect afterwards
  • Self-hypnosis – Rehearsal for Birth
  • A practice routine – preparation for birth!

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