HypnoBirthing in Pittsburgh, PA

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HypnoBirthing classes in Pittsburgh teach mothers and birth companions childbirth techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing. The term “HypnoBirthing” is a registered trademark of the HypnoBirthing® Institute.

What is HypnoBirthing?

The HypnoBirthing childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. HypnoBirthing teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or eliminate discomfort and the need for medication. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same will-designed manner that it does with all other creatures.

You will be fascinated as you view HypnoBirthing films showing laboring mothers, awake, alert and in good humor as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can know when you are free of the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome.

HypnoBirthing teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles. HypnoBirthing will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. With HypnoBirthing, you will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

Source: The HypnoBirthing Institute

You Will Learn:

  • Everything you need to know to achieve safer, easier and more comfortable birth
  • To explode the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labor
  • What’s wrong with labor as it exists with most other childbirth methods
  • Techniques of deep relaxation to help you eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
  • How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort
  • To create your body’s own natural relaxant, the only safe labor enhancement
  • Natural ways to bring your body into labor without artificial chemical induction
  • How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful, rather than tense and stressful
  • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing
  • To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended

HypnoBirthing Course

``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


Source: The HypnoBirthing Institute

``Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind and 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


Source: The HypnoBirthing Institute

``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

Source: The HypnoBirthing Institute

``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


Source: The HypnoBirthing Institute

``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


Source: The HypnoBirthing Institute

About Your Instructor

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Amanda Klemencic

Amanda was certified to teach HypnoBirthing ® in 2015, after experiencing a wonderful, calm HypnoBirth® with her daughter, Persephone in 2014. She is also an accredited La Leche League Leader with the Pittsburgh East and Fox Chapel Area groups. She has a passion for helping women through their adventures in motherhood by supporting them in their child birthing and breastfeeding goals. Amanda and her husband Joseph have two daughters, Adaylia (4) and Persephone (1) as well as another baby on the way. They enjoy family camping and bike riding trips in the summer and cuddling up for family movies in the winter. In her free time, Amanda enjoys crocheting and sewing, as well as reading.

Register Online for Class

HypnoBirthing classes at LeGault Chiropractic follow the standard format of five, 2 1/2-hour classes. If you are near to your estimated birthing time, occasionally our certified instructor may make special arrangements to provide individual classes.

HypnoBirthing classes will be scheduled one time per week for 5 weeks. The evenings available are Thursday or Friday. Please select your preference on the form below.

Registrations will be confirmed via phone or email.

Class Location

LeGault Chiropractic | 3380 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237-2408

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