The HypnoBirthing® Premise
For most of their lives, women have been inundated with the negative stories of other women’s birth experiences. Everyone, from their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and even strangers, wants to tell them the horrors of giving birth. They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with labor; and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension prohibits their bodies from easily performing a normal physiological function. The result is exactly what they feared most–long, painful birthing or unnecessary intervention.
People who are drawn to HypnoBirthing® have long been searching for a way to give birth confidently and as calmly, safely, and gently as possible, whether they have chosen to birth in a hospital, a birthing center, or at home. Until HypnoBirthing®, this kind of birthing almost seemed unattainable for the general population.
Through a very simple program of self-hypnosis and education, healthy, low-risk women, as well as women who need medical assistance because of special circumstances, learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation, and birthing myths; and they are helped to see birth as normal. They learn to trust that their bodies know how to bring their babies into the world in the calm and gentle way that Nature intended.
What is HypnoBirthing?
What is HypnoBirthing® you ask? HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a program a that considers the psychological, as well as the physical, well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the newborn, independent of context, whether that be in the quiet of a home, a hospital, or a birth center.
Your five week HypnoBirthing® class series is a comprehensive childbirth education for the mother and her partner. The HypnoBirthing® program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, and meditative practice. Most importantly it fosters an air of mutual respect for the birthing family, as well as the health-care provider in a traditional health-care system or an alternative setting.
Most health insurance will cover a portion of this class.
$295 per couple includes book, practice CD's and packet of materials.
To register, go to www.bostondoulacircle.com, complete the HypnoBirthing registration form and send the deposit amount of $135. You may make payment one of two ways:
1) Venmo and Dena-BDC
2) Mail a check written to Dena Carmosino to:
9 Beacon Place
Melrose, MA 02176
Your spot in class will be saved once registration and deposit are complete
Minimum enrollment is 6 pregnant mothers ( partners encouraged to attend but not required).
Minimum age is 18 years.