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Hypnobabies 6-Week Series Saturdays, April/May 2017

Heather McCullough CPM, LM (WI), HCHI, PES

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Hypnobabies 6-Week Series Saturdays, April/May 2017

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Hypnobabies Sat April/May 2017
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Apr 15, 2017 $450.00 $12.24

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Hypnobabies

Hypnobabies Series

This 6-week class will be held every Saturday from April 8th through May 13th. (6 classes, one extra in case of rescheduling) from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 

 Total cost of the course $450.00

Class Description

Hypnobabies is a complete childbirth education course.  There is no need to “supplement” with any other kind of childbirth education because we really HAVE IT ALL! Each course lasts 6 weeks, and meets one day a week for 3 1/2 hours. I recommend beginning the course when you are between 27-31 weeks pregnant so that you will have sufficient time to complete the course before the arrival of your baby. Each class will consist of 3-5 hypno-moms and their birth partners.
Call me at 262.909.8720 if you have any questions.
 
Course Outline:
 Class Outline:
 
Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies:Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset; Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology; Belief Systems; The Power of Words and How They Affect Us; How Your Mind Works – The Conscious and Subconscious; The Mind/Body Connection; What Hypnosis is and is NOT; Demonstrations of Hypnosis; How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor; Fear Clearing for Childbirth; The Importance of Daily Birthing Affirmations; The Gifts Your Body Gives You – Your Beautiful Uterus and How it Works; Creating Your “Mental Lightswitch”. Partner Communication Exercise and the “Contract of Trust”.Hypnosis Script: “Learning Self-Hypnosis”. (Entering hypnosis on your own and controlling all sensations in your body.)
Class 2: Staying Healthy and Low Risk:Importance of Diet in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; The High Protein Advantage; Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy; Drinking Water for Two; Avoidance of Harmful Substances; Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions; Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy; Introduction of the Stages of Labor including the “Baby-Kindness” Stage; New Baby Sensitivity Through Bonding; Using Hypnosis for Pregnancy Discomforts and Health; Prenatal Exercises for Birth; Birth Partner Assistance.Hypnosis Script: “Creating Anesthesia”.(Modifying your hypnosis to include Hypno-anesthesia and “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”.)
Class 3: Your Options in Birthing:Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” CD; The Importance of Making Excellent Birthing Decisions; the “Big Secrets”. Detailed Childbirth Choices – Risks, Benefits and Alternatives for Common Procedures; Getting Informed Consent, Hospital Forms and Your Rights; Questions for Caregivers – Consumer Issues and Positive Communication; Creating the Birth Plan of your Dreams; “Big” Babies; Packing Your Birth Bag; Touring Your Place of Birth; Benefits of a Professional Labor Assistant; “Hypno-Doulas”; Introduction of the book “Back Labor NO More”.Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools”.(Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and anesthesia instantly.)
Class 4: The Onset of Labor:Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy; Preparing for your Birthing Day; Signs of Birthing Beginning; Amniotic Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices; True vs. “False” Labor; How to Time Your Birthing Waves (contractions); Your Birth Log; When to go to the Birth Place; Automatic Comfort and Relaxation on “The Drive” and Arrival at Your Place of Birth (if out of your home; Hypno-Guardians; Nurses – the Unsung Heroes; Using Hypnosis for Comfort During Internal Exams; Dilation, Effacement, Position and Station of Baby; The Beautiful Progress of Labor, Including Fast , Average and Slow or Stalled Labor; Artificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques; Creating a Safe and Serene Birthing Environment; Nausea Elimination; Optimum Fetal Positioning.Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 – Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia.”(Birth Partner Cues for instantly deepening hypnosis and moving anesthesia around to different areas of your body.)
Class 5: Birth Partners, Transformation and Birth:Birth Partners Training: Your Role During Pregnancy and Birthing Reviewed; How a Labor Assistant Can Help the Hypno-Partner; 4 Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques; the Change of Plans Hypnosis Script.Late First Stage Labor – Transition…or “Transformation”; Hypnosis Deepening techniques; Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind and your Baby; Protecting the Hypno-Mom!; Effective Positions for Birthing; Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball; Exhale Pushing and Avoiding the “Ring of Fire” with Hypnosis; Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction, Pitocin, Post-Partum Choices. Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental Lightswitch, Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Avoiding a Cesarean Section.Hypnosis practice: Using Hypnobabies in the Moment!Full practice of our Hypnobabies Lightswitch techniques, Peace cue, Release cue, Birth Partner’s cues, and Moving Hypno-Anesthesia around Your Body.
Class # 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond:Hypnosis Script: “Visualize (Create!) Your Birth” (a mental practice of labor and birthing that creates your childbirth experience for you exactly as you desire it to be.)Followed by our In-depth Birthing Rehearsal using all Hypnobabies Techniques, Birth Balls, Walking, Positional Changes and Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis where our Hypno-Moms and Birth Partners practice their Hypnobabies cues and techniques together, in hypnosis, culminating with “giving birth” using Hypno-Anesthesia.New Baby Care: Baby Kindness, Apgar Scores, Normal Newborn Appearance, and Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing..or Not?, Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In. A Good Start with Breastfeeding, Latching, Non-Schedules, BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, Slings and Carriers, and much more!
Have questions about Hypnobabies 6-Week Series Saturdays, April/May 2017? Contact Heather McCullough CPM, LM (WI), HCHI, PES

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HMBirth Office
522 Kedzie Street
Evanston, IL 60202

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


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Heather McCullough CPM, LM (WI), HCHI, PES

Birth is my passion. Walking with women and their families through all that is pregnancy, birth and the "4th trimester" brings me the greatest joy.  There is no better "job," and I'm thankful every day to be in the service of my clients.

More than 20 years ago I helped my first client and friend give birth. The path was set. More than 500 births later, this is still the work that feeds my heart in the way that nothing else can.

When I was new to birth, my "tool kit" that I brought with me included lots of physical items - tennis balls, a birth ball and it's pump, heat packs... the list goes on. Since then, my tools became much more integrated into who I am as a person.

I became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), and was blessed to work at an amazing birth center in Portland, Oregon. If you have 8 minutes, feel free to watch this lovely Andaluz Waterbirth Center Video. I caught a few of those babies, though please note that my hair was very short!

Now that I'm here in Chicago, I'm able to provide labor support services, placenta encapsulation, and birth tub and breast pump rentals.  I'm now also providing Hypnobabies® Childbirth Classes!

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