HypnoBirthing Course

Are you expecting your first child and looking for a birth preparation course, with a holistic grounding? Are you due your 2nd or 3rd baby, even 5th baby, and wanting to refresh your birth knowledge? Or perhaps, you’re looking for a different approach to your last birth experience? Then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

What will you learn?

During our course you will learn that you have choices in your birth journey. You will learn that there are different types of birth, and that each birth opens you to having different experiences. You will learn that there can be twists and turns in your pregnancy, and also during your birth experience, and that some births are more suited to others, than they are to you, but most importantly, you will learn that every birth experience is different, there isn’t a one size fits all option, but many options to fit everyone.

We will teach you about the history of birthing and where did birth, a natural physiological event, become so medicalised and full of intervention, when it’s not always necessary. We’ll talk to you about the physiology of birth and that women’s bodies were made to do this. We will show you what options are available to you in birth.  We’ll talk about the Dutch maternity system, and pain relief. Yes, I said it, HypnoBirthing, isn’t only about having a “natural” birth, it’s also about knowing what pain care is available to you, should you feel you need it, and the impact of that. We’ll educate you on natural forms of induction, demonstrate comfort measures for labouring, talks birth preferences, understanding your options and owning your voice in the birth room, wherever that may be. You’ll learn to work as a team with your partner, and lets not forget your baby, because they also play a big role in your birth journey.

About the course

Aside from the nitty gritty of the birth education, we’ll also teach you about the power of affirmations, visualisations, breathing and deep relaxation techniques, to support you, to manage your bodies own natural pain relief during labour. Finally, and probably most importantly, we’ll show you that by using hypnotherapy techniques, you can address and let go of any fears and limiting thoughts you may have about your upcoming birth or life after birth, and create a positive association with that.

We teach the Mongan Method, and courses are open to everyone, however ideally, mum will attend with her partner, or someone who will support her during the labour to be able to get the most benefit from our sessions. Our course are taught in English and consists of 5 sessions, taught over 5 consecutive weeks, with each session being approximately 2.5 hours long. 

What’s included in the price?

  • 5 × 2.5 hour HypnoBirthing sessions for mum and birth partner.
  • The HypnoBirthing Book by Marie Mongan
  • HypnoBirthing relaxation and Affirmations audio track.
  • All course hand-outs & materials 
  • Refreshments (tea, coffee, and maybe even a naughty little treat.)
  • Contact with Doula’s De Pijp via email/telephone before, during and after the course should you have any questions, or something specific you’d like to discuss.

We’re offering a FREE, no obligation, in person introduction session. Please feel free to join us, get to know us, and see if this course is right for you.

Price

Regular price: €375*, incl. VAT

Discounted price: €345*, incl. VAT – if you attended one of our info sessions!

*Some insurance companies will cover birth preparation courses as part of your personal insurance package. Please reach out to them directly to check because our course might just be covered by them, if not in its entirety, potentially partially.  

Date & time

Information session: Thursday 15th October, 19.00 – 20.00
Course start date: Thursday 12th November, 19.00 -21.30 (5 consecutive weeks thereafter)

Location

Information session & course location:
Bluebirds West (Jan Evertsenstraat 4-8, Amsterdam)

Contact

Ayelet & Toni ~ Doula’s De Pijp

Ayelet tel: +316 21 169 707
Toni tel: +316 11 347 911
Email: doulasdepijp@gmail.com

We like to keep classes small an intimate, and teach no more that 6 couples per course. Spaces are limited, and in the current pandemic situation advanced booking is essential. You can secure your place by emailing us at doulasdepijp@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting you soon!