Upcoming blog posts:
Part I: Childbirth Education Misconceptions
Part II: Breaking Barriers
Part III: What are my childbirth class options? (Local to Nashville, TN and nationwide)
Part IV: Hypnobabies © Class Options
Kayla chose to become a doula after a fabulous second birth experience. She decided that she wanted to be a part of helping families have the best birth for them. She became a Hypnobabies© Childbirth instructor in 2015. She loves helping families understand their options during pregnancy and birth. To learn more about class options click here.
As promised, I am back today with more information about your Hypnobabies options. If you are unfamiliar with Hypnobabies©, you can click the Hypnobabies© tab on our website, look at my last post, or check out the Hypnobabies website for more information. Without further ado, your Hypnobabies© options.
6-week group class
This may be the most common way to take a Hypnobabies© class. With this option, you will attend a three to three-and-a-half hour class each week for six weeks. Group classes may have anywhere from three to six (and occasionally even 7) couples and/or single mothers. This gives you the most access to your instructor and gives you the benefit of building relationships with the people in your class. This also helps to keep you accountable for going to class and getting the information you need each week. Your Hypnobabies© instructor helps to make sure you understand what is being taught and is available to answer questions as you go. You may also benefit from the unique perspectives and questions of your fellow students.
6-week private class
Like the commitment of the 6-week class and the idea of having access to your instructor, but need a small amount of flexibility or just want to take the class in a private setting? A private class may be the option for you. With this option, the Hypnobabies instructor teaches the same 6-week class mentioned above in a private setting, usually your own home. This tends to be a more laid back approach. There is also a small amount of flexibility with this option. If agreed upon ahead of time, some of your classes could be scheduled a day before or after your usual class day. Or if you needed to miss a class, you could pick up the next week where you left off; no make up classes needed. A private Hypnobabies© class is also much more convenient, especially on weeknights. You may have to fight the usual traffic if you work outside your home, but then you can relax and let your Hypnobabies© instructor come to you. In addition, some mothers who are having a homebirth with a midwife appreciate taking their Hypnobabies class in the same location where they will be giving birth – their home.
Hypnobabies© Homestudy may be a good option for you if you have a difficult time committing to a six-week in-person course. It also tends to be a little bit less expensive than the in-person class. If you read my last post you well know that two of the downfalls of a self-study program is the lack of accountability and the lack of ability to ask questions and get help when you need it. One way to get around these issues is also signing up for Homestudy Advantage with a Hypnobabies© Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor.
With this option, you will contact a Hypnobabies© instructor in your area and tell them you are interested in taking the Homestudy Advantage. Most of us have an affiliate link for you to order the Homestudy course directly from Hypnobabies©. Of course, you have the option to order it without the affiliate link, however, we are very grateful when anyone does order through our affiliate link. Once you order the course directly from Hypnobabies, you will also pay a fee to the Hypnobabies instructor for their time teaching the home study advantage. The home study advantage lasts 2-3 hours depending on the student. Then, the Hypnobabies instructor will be available to answer questions as you go through the Homestudy courses. When you finish the Homestudy course, the instructor will get together with you to make sure that you understand how all of your hypnosis tools work together and answer any remaining questions you may have, as well as do a birthing rehearsal with you and your birth partner(s).
If you would like more information about our Hypnobabies classes, please contact me at Kayla@nashvillebirthandbabies.com or call us at 855-905-BABY (2229).
I hope you have found this series about childbirth education helpful! What else would you like to know about Hypnobabies, childbirth education, or birth itself? We'd love to hear from you!