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May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 3, 2018

Hypnobirthing with Maeva Althaus!


Inquire about a 5 week series by emailing  maeva@hypnobirthingny.com



Class Description:



What You Will Learn in HypnoBirthing Classes:

  • HypnoBirthing classes are taught in a format of five, 2 hour classes.
  • During the HypnoBirthing Childbirth education classes,you will receive:
  • A copy of Marie Mongan’s book: Hypnobirthing-The Mongan Method
  • Rainbow Relaxation cd to enhance your practice at home
  • A copy of The Pea in the Pod…
  • And much more…
  • Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy


  • Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing philosophy
  • The History of Women and Birthing
  • Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
  • How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
  • How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
  • The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing
  • Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos
  • Unit 2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body


  • The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
  • Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
  • Breathing techniques for labor and birthing
  • Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
  • Selecting the right care provider
  • The Birth companion’s role in birthing
  • Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning
  • Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby


  • Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
  • Preparing the Body for Birthing
  • Light Touch Labor Massage
  • Your body working for and with you
  • Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
  • Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts
  • Unit 4: An overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love


  • Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
  • Birth explained simply
  • Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
  • Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
  • As labor moves along – passing time through labor
  • Hallmarks of labor
  • If labor rests or slows – Companion’s prompts and activities
  • As labor advances – birthing with your baby
  • Protecting the natural birthing experience
  • Birth rehearsal imagery
  • Unit 5: Birth – Breathing Love – Bringing Life


  • Moving into birthing
  • Positions for descent and birthing
  • Breathing baby down to birth
  • Baby moves to the breast
  • Family bonding with your baby


Often pregnant moms ask when is the best time to start their enrollment in the class… The sooner you start the more time you have to practice the techniques, the more natural they will come to you!


May 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Carriage House Birth
67 West St Suite 223
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States


Carriage House Birth