Our Hypnobabies Home-Study Course for Expectant Mothers is for women who want to ENJOY their baby’s natural birth by using hypnosis to eliminate pain and fear, and for those who cannot attend a Hypnobabies Class, or simply want to study on their own. Hypnobabies Home-Study Course is an advanced Hypnosis for Childbirth course, using CDs and our Hypnobabies Workbook to prepare for a much easier and more comfortable birth experience.
Hypnobabies is based on Master Hypnotist ,Gerald Kein’s, “Painless Childbirth” program and is extremely effective. It is the only childbirth hypnosis program that teaches “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”, which allows the birthing mother to walk and talk and move around during labor, and yet remain deeply in hypnosis, relaxed and physically comfortable throughout. This is very important for all birthing mothers, to enable you to use upright positions to aid with your baby’s descent and positioning. You must be prepared to learn self-hypnosis techniques which you will practice on a daily basis until your baby is born, and this is such and easy and naturally enjoyable daily routine!
Hypnobabies is also a thorough preparation for childbirth education course, with a Nutritional Program, Pre-natal Exercises, Birth Plan, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Avoiding Back Labor, Anatomy and Physiology, Birthing Choices, Comfort and Safety in Pregnancy, Consumer Issues, Staying Healthy and Low Risk, Unexpected Situations, and much more. Very Comprehensive!
You’ll use our Hypnobabies Workbook, CDs and hypnosis scripts to train the inner mind that contractions in labor will be felt as pressure, tightening, pushing and baby movement sensations. Hypnobabies uses the same kind of hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any medication, and this is called hypno-anesthesia.
We also teach the Hypnobabies Birth Partners how to fully support our Hypno-moms, and Hypnobabies can be used very easily by single mothers too. Although not every woman will have a completely pain-free unmedicated birthing experience, our satisfaction rate for rate for creating much easier, safer and more comfortable births is extremely high, which is very gratifying to all of us at Hypnobabies!
Our Hypnobabies Home Study moms also get plenty of personal support so that they can get all of their questions answered throughout their Hypnobabies journey. Read about our Home Study Support here. You may want to check our Find a Hypnobabies Class page to see if a Certified Hypnobabies Instructor near you teaches our Home Study Advantage Classes, which help our Home Study Course Students learn, understand and experience their Hypnobabies course and techniques. Hands-on hypnosis demonstrations, personalized classes and an individual Hypnobabies Birth Reherasal allow you to feel much more confident and prepared for your Hypnobabies birth!
PLEASE ALSO BE AWARE THAT NO ONE OTHER THAN CERTIFIED HYPNOBABIES INSTRUCTORS CAN TEACH A HYPNOBABIES CLASS OF *ANY* KIND! Always check our Find a Hypnobabies Class page to make certain that your "instructor" is actually a highly trained, Certified Hypnobabies Instructor. Anyone offering Hypnobabies Classes of any kind that is not listed on our Find a Hypnobabies Class page is NOT certified by Hypnobabies to teach our Hypnobabies program, and is therefore conducting illegal activity by duplicating copyrighted materials and offering information that is not authorized by Hypnobabies LLC.
Q) Is the Hypnobabies self-study program as effective as taking the classes?
A) We asked the experts; our Hypnobabies Moms the following:
“Could our wonderful Hypnobabies Home-Study Course ‘graduates’ tell us how it worked for YOU?”
Karli F: I had a beautiful baby boy 5 weeks ago using the home-study course. This is baby #5 for me, and natural (drug-free) birth #3. It made a world of difference. I’ve never had a bad birth experience, but this time it was so beautiful and peaceful and calm. Some of the best $ I’ve ever spent.
Erica H: When people have asked me this question. I always say it is effective if you DO it. I think for first time mom’s the class could be very helpful, just because you learn SO much when it comes to what is going on childbirth education-wise. But if you are dedicated to actually doing the hypnosis, then of course the home study course will be just as effective since the hypnosis techniques are the same! :)
Jeannie C: So good I barely made it to the hospital! I was a so comfortable at home I didn’t go until 20 minutes before delivery.
Genie M: I agree with Erica. I had my son 8 weeks ago using the home study. He was my 2nd baby in 18 months. No real issues with my daughters birth, but this time around was amazing. My big guy was 9.9 and 23 1/2″ and came out staring at the ceiling. My mid wife said that she was so glad that she didn’t have any “at risk” teenagers in the room observing my son’s birth (I previously ok’d this if she had some) because I made it look like the easiest task of the day!
Also, my husband was deployed through the duration of my pregnancy. The hypnobabies home course REALLY helped me. Here I was by myself, raising a toddler, working full time and wondering what my husband was dealing with as he helped shut down a dangerous base in Iraq. I feel like I hardly stressed at all during that time thanks to what I learned from my Hypnobabies course.
Sarah M: It does work! It takes a lot of self motivation and dedication but it is worth it! We had our daughter after an hour and a half long labor before the midwife arrived!
Rachel P: Since I did not take both, I can’t compare. I will say that I loved the home study course. I spent 30 minutes with the hypnosis during early labor. According to my midwife, my labor progressed much more quickly than expected for a first birth! She had to RUSH to my house for the birth!
Diana A: I did the home course and it worked great. Most of the work is listening on your own anyway. The easy part is reading the book. The challenging part was doing the tracks everyday. I did use a doula and we did a practice run but it wasn’t really necessary as I got to the hospital at 5cm totally feeling great and had my baby an hour later. If I have another it will be at home or birthing center as the monitoring made me lose focus a little but after I got in the tub it was smooth sailing. Good luck. It is one of the best things I ever did!
Kim H: My 3rd baby was a hypnobaby with the home study course. I labored all night while sleeping, yessleeping, and made it to the birth center only 20 minutes before our baby girl was born! I highly recommend the home study course.
Amanda C: My second birth was Hypnobabies and my midwife didn’t believe I was in labour. Before I finally convinced her to check me, she had said she would before she headed home. I was 8 and complete and as above barely made it to the hospital. We left at 5:45, got there at 6:10, and my dd was born at 6:25…we think. It was so fast my midwife didn’t look at the clock. But yes, you do have to do it. (practice) :)
Jackie L: I’m a first time mom and I did the class with my doula as the instructor. I did feel it when I wasn’t doing it and it’s amazing how much it works. I labored at home until it was about 3mins apart. Didn’t do horrible in the ride there, about… 45 mins… got there and did have a little distraction with getting admitted and checked (8cm) etc at the birthing center but then once I got in the tub I was good. Total 12 hours… less than 3 in the birthing center (about 1 1/2 in tub)… less than 10 mins in the very active ending and 2 pushes because I just couldn’t hold it to breathe her down anymore. It was overall easy and some parts were painful when I got distracted, but once she was out everything was smooth there on out.
Christa J: It is very effective! We have very busy schedules so my hubby and I enjoyed going through the book at home together & it inspired us to research even more and discuss our plans and hopes. It brought us closer & more united.
As for my birthing, I began feeling pressure waves at 11 PM and they were only about five minutes apart so we immediately went to meet our midwife. I got into Birthing pool three hours later, and then three hours after that my first child was born. I found that one of the most effective techniques was when my husband would place his hand on my shoulder and say ‘release’. That reminded me to relax my shoulders my back and neck muscles, and made the pressure waves much more bearable. The birthing was so quick and much easier than I had anticipated. I’m already looking forward to becoming pregnant again and implementing the Hypnobabies techniques for my second birthing & doing an even more effective job at it.
Meghanne C: I can’t say if it’s AS effective since there are no actual classes offered within hours of me, but the home study did the job! My husband has commented that he’ll stay home with our daughter while I have this baby since I “didn’t need him” …last time! I actually think I may have been distracted by attending a class instead of studying on my own, but as I said I didn’t have the opportunity to take a class so I can’t say that for certain.
Amanda S: It was VERY effective! We arrived at the hospital calm and comfortable at 9cm. When I walked up to the desk the nurses laughed at us and said we’d be walking the halls or going home. I was holding my VBAC baby 40 minutes later. They actually had to admit us after she was born. It was an amazing experience. We’re waiting for another Hypnobaby right now and expect nothing but the best again!
Amanda W: I’d be interested in taking the class next time to find out, but I had a wonderful birth experience with the home-study course. This was baby #3 and I’m SO glad that I looked into this and did it. I was able to have an unmedicated birth wit…h no IV or any other procedure, because I was so well educated and in control. I agree that you definitely have to make sure you do the work for the course though. I found it to be a little time consuming, but well worth it. I was laughing with my DH and friend (playing doula) and enjoying myself until the last 15 minutes, when I had to really concentrate and follow my body’s instincts. I definitely recommend studying up on the pushing phase and being prepared. My DH loved it too! Instead of me pushing him away because I was in pain (like my previous births), he felt very connected and a part of the whole process.
Cassie F: There were no instructors in the area so I took the Home Study course. I have the type of personality that does really well with setting my own schedules and sticking to them, so I was really good about doing the practice and I think that …made a world of difference. I did actually have a pain-free birth, have no idea how long I was in my birthing time because it just flew by, and most of all I felt like I had the information to make the best decision for me and my baby regarding anything that might have come up. Wouldn’t have traded it for the world!
Kirstin R: l I did the home study course & loved it – it made me enjoy the last months of my pregnancy even more, I was so positive & confident & relaxed. Early “labor” was a breeze & I waited to go to the hospital once my pressure waves were just a few minutes apart. I had my son just 3 1/2 hrs after arriving at the hospital. The drs & nurses were amazed at how smoothly & quickly it went, especially since he was my first baby. I can’t wait to do it again!
Leah M: I did Hypnobabies home study course with my 3rd birth. It was so easy I just made sure I put the cd player in my room and listened to the tracks at night and most nights I would fall asleep while listening. My husband is deployed so I did the course by myself and during labor I listened to the tracks and shockingly had a pain free birth. I would never give birth without Hypnobabies. I was a total skeptic because I’ve given birth before and it was hard, so I wasn’t expecting for it to work. They all commented on how easy I made it seem and it was
Maggie S: I used the home study course but started earlier than suggested. I had the perfect, easy, totally pain free natural birth.
Vanessa G: Yes, the Hypnobabies home study course is amazing! I loved it. I had my share of fears getting ready for birth and Hypnobabies helped me trust my body’s ability to give birth peacefully and naturally. My birth (my first baby) was totally comfortable and the midwife said I made it look “easy”! Even during the challenging moments I was able to stay calm, focused, and truly relaxed. I can’t recommend it enough for moms who want to have a comfortable natural childbirth as well as an enjoyable pregnancy. Love, love, LOVE Hypnobabies!
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