HypnoBirthing® - Relaxation for Childbirth
HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education at CHOICE -Center for Humane Options in Childbirth Experiences
The HypnoBirthing® class schedule will be held on the below schedule starting at 2 pm. The entire series is about 17 hours in length broken up into 5 classes. Classes are taught by Sharon Gourlay, a HypnoBirthing® Instructor, Birth Doula, Hypnotist, and Regional Representative for HypnoBirthing®.
CHOICE 2584 Oakstone Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43231 2018 Group Series Class Dates
Group Class 2 March:
2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
Group Class 3 April:
4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
Group Class 4 July:
7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
Group Class 5 September:
9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30
Group Class 6 October:
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
The HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Program is a well thought out program which offers families the opportunity to achieve their birth vision in a calm and gentle manner. This program has been around for 25 years. The instructor, Sharon Gourlay, has been teaching this class for 12 years. She is the Regional Representative of the HypnoBirthing® Program and is also a Hypnotist and Certified Birth Doula. Sharon has taught over 500 couples this amazing childbirth education course.
The Mongan Method, is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by hypnosis techniques, providing the missing link, that allows pregnant people to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing in a way that most mirrors nature. Emphasis is placed on both pregnancy and childbirth as well as on HypnoBirthing®. As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow & as old as ancient times. Classes are held in five (2.5) hour sessions, except the final class which is 4 hours in length.
HypnoBirthing® teaches you along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. HypnoBirthing® teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain causing fear and unyielding muscles.
What are the advantages of the HypnoBirthing® Program?
•Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension & pain greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs
•Shortens the first phase of labor
•Leaves mother alert, fresh, awake and with energy
•Helps keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing
•Reduces the need for an episiotomy
•Reduces and often eliminates fatigue during labor
•Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby
•Gives the birthing companion an integral role in the birthing
•Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting
•Teaches breathing techniques that allow a woman to gently breathe her baby into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing.
Cost: The cost is $325 per couple with scholarships available. The deposit is $100), paid in advance which holds your spot in class. It also covers supplies.
What you get:
•Your own copy of the HypnoBirthing Text, HypnoBirthing– The Mongan Method
•Information-packed class meetings, helping you to understand why labor is manageable
•A practitioner who cares about your birth experience and will bring her understanding and knowledge to class to help you prepare regionally/locally for your birth
•5 professionally written scripts for your home practice
•1 download card for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone disk, Rainbow Relaxation)
•Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
•A set of Birth Prompts for your Birth Companion
•Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
•A hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
•A guide to good pregnancy nutrition
•Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing, plus
•Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
•Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
•Private instruction if desired or small classes for personal attention
•The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation
Sharon Gourlay, C.Ht, HBCE, HBFC, HBIMI, RMT, CD(DONA), BA
HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education
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HypnoBirthing® Infant Massage
Certified DONA Birth Doula