Natural Childbirth Classes in Perth

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Would you like to know how to feel less anxious about your birth and instead feel informed, confident and empowered?

HypnoBirthing® is a comprehensive childbirth education program. It teaches mums and dads-to-be about the birth process with an emphasis on relaxation, easy and effective self-hypnosis and breathing techniques.  The course also covers aspects such as role of the birth companion, bonding with your baby before and after birth, creating a great relationship with your caregiver and creating the right birth environment.

Benefits of HypnoBirthing®

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    Reduction or elimination of pain during childbirth

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    Shortens labour by several hours

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    Higher percentage of natural births with less likelihood of medical interventions

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    Reduces the risk of damage to the pelvic floor and tearing of the perineum

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    Increases bonding between mum, dad and baby

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    Reduction in postnatal depression and faster postnatal recovery

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    Creates an integral role for the dad or birth partner

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    Babies tend to be more alert and content

HypnoBirthing® can be used no matter what type of birth you have – home births, water births, hospital births. It’s your choice what kind of birth you have – HypnoBirthing® helps them all. What you’ll learn through HypnoBirthing® is how you can confidently approach a safe, easier and more comfortable natural birth.

HypnoBirthing® classes are taught over several sessions (usually once a week) and are offered as group or private classes. Hope & Honey also offers a one-off, 2.5 hour antenatal class which touches on the principles of HypnoBirthing®.
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The class fee includes 12 hours of tuition, a comprehensive workbook, the official Mongan method HypnoBirthing® Book and MP3 / CD of tracks as well as ongoing support throughout your pregnancy.
Group classes cost $575
Private classes $850 and I come to your home
($750 within Kalamunda area)

Frequently Asked Questions

HypnoBirthing® is a comprehensive childbirth education program promoting a rewarding, relaxing and stress-free method of birthing that allows mothers to experience the joys of birthing in an easier, more comfortable manner. HypnoBirthing® is an easy-to-learn method utilizing deep relaxation, light hypnosis, visualisation and focused breathing patterns.
Yes, thousands of couples have had their lives changed for the better by HypnoBirthing® simply, because it works! HypnoBirthing® is a highly-successful program which has become a global success purely by word-of-mouth – no advertising. HypnoBirthing® families are often so happy with their experiences they can’t wait to recommend it to others.

HypnoBirthing® is proven to shorten labour, reduce or even eliminate pain, reduce tearing and the need for episiotomies, reduce the likelihood of medical interventions, reduce the rates of postnatal depression and improve bonding between you and your baby.

HypnoBirthing® teaches mums and their birth companions relaxation techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualisation and special breathing techniques. It teaches you to eliminate any fear and tension you may have about giving birth, replacing it with confidence, calm and comfort. Like regular antenatal classes, you will learn about the process of birth, nurturing yourself during pregnancy and tips for the postnatal period. HypnoBirthing® has the added advantage of teaching you advanced relaxation techniques and how to advocate for yourself in labour, making sure you have the birth experience you’ve always dreamed of.
When having your baby with Hypnobirthing® what you will experience is similar to the daydreaming or focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a good book or staring at a fire. You will not be in a trance or a sleep state. You will be conversant and in good spirits, totally relaxed, but fully in control. You will always be aware of what is happening to you and around you. You will put yourself back in control of your birth rather than turning your birthing experience over to your doctor or midwife. You will be aware of your body’s contractions / surges but will be able to determine the extent to which you feel the surge. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state, your body’s natural hormones replace the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain making your birth a positive experience.
The HypnoBirthing® method was developed by Marie Mongan, a hypnotherapist who used the techniques during the births of her own children. In 1989 she introduced the HypnoBirthing® method to America. The method was so popular in the United States that she set up the HypnoBirthing® Institute which teaches the method not only to pregnant women but to hypnotherapists, midwives, doulas and HypnoBirthing® mums who run their own classes in 34 countries throughout the world.
The cost of the 5 x 2.5 hour group classes is $575 per couple. Group classes are limited to four mums and their birth companions and fill quickly; book early to avoid disappointment.

Private classes are tailored to you as a couple and your specific needs and take place in your home at a time to suit you. The cost is $750 per couple in the Kalamunda area or $850 across Metropolitan Perth and the classes can be scheduled around you, evenings or weekends.

For both group and private classes, the cost includes:

  • Official Hypnobirthing® Book
  • Official Rainbow Relaxation & Affirmations CD
  • Comprehensive Hope & Honey HypnoBirthing® Information Book – including a draft birth plan, information on nutrition, exercise, positions, birth companion guide, additional scripts and much more.

Refresher courses or tailored sessions are charged at an hourly rate of $100 per hour plus materials

Group classes are run weekly over five consecutive weeks for 2.5 hours each. Private classes are similar, but can be fitted in around your schedule
You can take the HypnoBirthing® classes at any time in your pregnancy. Some people recommend attending between 20-35 weeks, however you can attend at any time in your pregnancy.
Absolutely! HypnoBirthing® is all about families and we spend a lot of time teaching birth companions about their important role in the birth experience. You are welcome to bring a partner and another birth companion to the classes (total 3 people). If you wish to bring a second birth partner, please call me to discuss.