HypnoBirthing® – Frequently Asked Questions


Does my partner need to attend classes?

Yes, the Birth Companion is a vital part of the success of HypnoBirthing®. They will learn methods to help deepen relaxation, massage techniques, and how to communicate effectively with medical staff to allow you to focus on your labour.

How long are the classes?

The classes are 2.5 hours each and they run over 5 weeks.

When should I start classes?

Anytime after 14 weeks is fine. Most couples choose to attend between 20 and 30 weeks, but there are no hard and fast rules.

What will I learn?

• Understanding of fear                        • Where it comes from
• How it affects birth                             • Most importantly, how to get rid of it
• Anatomy and physiology                  • Choosing the right caregiver
• How to write a Birth Plan                    • Pregnancy exercise and nutrition
• Advanced Breathing techniques     • Deep relaxation techniques

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