HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a set of techniques for achieving the birth you want. With a calm, empowered, and confident approach, birthing people, their partners, and their babies can experience a relaxed, gentle, comfortable, and safer birthing.
Affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute, this comprehensive 5-week childbirth class will teach you how to prepare your mind and body for birthing.
Whether you are giving birth for the first time or want to try a new method after a previous birthing experience, HypnoBirthing® can help you prepare for the best birthing experience possible.
Scroll down for the schedule of classes. For families seeking a refresher workshop, please see FAQs below.
Affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute since 2011.
Taught by Lindsey Vick, an experienced childbirth educator, birth doula, and clinical hypnotherapist, this class is unique and includes extra time for real-world application of techniques and a bonus private hour for each family to schedule at their leisure. Your class will cover:
You will learn the core HypnoBirthing techniques: breathing, relaxation, visualization, deepening, plus how to incorporate them into your daily life, making HypnoBirthing a set of life skills!
You will learn the core HypnoBirthing techniques and instruction on how to incorporate them into your daily life, making HypnoBirthing a set of life skills!
Each week, new techniques are introduced for expecting parents to practice at home. Techniques include:
According to the HypnoBirthing Institute, people using HypnoBirthing report the following benefits:
Classes are held on Sunday mornings (10am-1pm) and Wednesday evenings (6pm-9pm) and typically begin in January, March, April, July, September, and November. Unless otherwise noted, class meets five consecutive weeks.
Ideal for Spring/Early Summer Babies
Ideal for Late Summer Babies
Tuition for this amazing class is $425 and includes registration fee for the birthing person and a partner, all course materials, and a bonus private session with Lindsey, a professional hypnotherapist, birth doula and HypnoBirthing instructor.
Advanced registration and a non-refundable $175 tuition deposit are required and may be completed online.
Tuition balance is due on or before the first day of class. Tuition balance fees are not refundable once class has begun.
Registration for the start date automatically enrolls you in the full 5-wk course. All course materials will be provided at the first class. Use the link below to enroll in an upcoming class.
Ideally, you should begin your class in the middle of your 2nd trimester. However, we can typically accommodate families at almost any point in pregnancy. If you have a special situation, please let us know.
All classes are held at Sunflowers Healing and Wellness, upstairs from Bon Vivant Cafe on the 2nd floor of 2016 Mount Vernon Avenue (Suite 209) in the heart of Del Ray in Alexandria.
Class is booked for 3 hours. Students sit on padded folding chairs, floor pillows, benches, or a sofa and are encouraged to move frequently during class time. Each class takes a 15-min break half way through for snacks/restroom/fresh air.
Each class is packed with information and instruction in essential techniques for an easy, comfortable birthing. It is each family's responsibility to ensure that they attend class regularly. However, we understand that is not always possible due to work demands, travel schedules, unexpected illnesses, etc.
We typically run concurrent classes. If you know in advance that you will miss a scheduled class, you may drop in to the corresponding class that week at no cost. If you have already missed that class and are unable to attend the corresponding class, you my schedule a private make-up class for $135.
Ideally, yes. Partners play an integral role in the birth of a child. In this class, partners will learn stress management techniques that can help the birthing person enjoy a calm, comfortable birth as well as advocacy strategies to help meet the family's birthing preferences.
Not always is the birthing person's partner the baby's father. We lovingly welcome and support all families.
Yes! Private refresher workshops are available for any family who has completed a full 5-wk HypnoBirthing course. This workshop is completely customized to the needs of your pregnancy and birth preferences.
During this workshop, we will build on your existing knowledge of birth and HypnoBirthing® techniques. We will discuss your previous birth(s) and how you applied the four cornerstone techniques: relaxation, breathing, visualization, and deepening. We will also review and practice the mechanics of the techniques and close with a confidence building birth visualization and guidance for a practice routine.