birth essentials

1-day class

 

Not enough time for a 5-week class?

learn the secrets to reduce tension, stress, worry & pain during labor & discover how you can enjoy a calmer, safer birth for you & your baby, with proven, natural & holistic techniques

About the Class

*HypnoBirthing-inspired

Important details at a glance

Class duration: 1 session, 4 hours long

Prerequisites: suitable in your 2nd and 3rd trimester

Participants: pregnant person + birth companion(s) 

The class includes:

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  • Folder with class handouts

  • Book: "HypnoBirthing: The Natural Path to a Safe, Gentle and Easy Birth: The Mongan Method"

  • Rainbow Relaxation Audio Download

  • Tea and healthy snacks are provided

  • Postpartum Wellness Toolkit

Class Content

What to Expect

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  • How your body and baby are working together

  • Understanding the stages of labor

  • Breathing techniques for easier birthing

  • Comfort measures

  • How partners can support

  • Birth plan guidance & advocacy

  • Positions for labor

  • What to expect in the first hours after birth

  • Breastfeeding guidance and techniques

  • Postpartum tips & tricks for healing and settling in

  • Resources and referrals

1-day Classes 2020

Date: Wednesday, April 22nd

Time: 9:30am-1:30pm

Cost: $265

Location: live Zoom video call

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1-day Classes 2020

Date: Sunday, May 17th

Time: 9:30am-1:30pm

Cost: $265

Location: Berkeley, CA

(or live Zoom call, depending on virus)

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private 1-day Classes

Date: anytime

Time: by arrangement

Cost: $365

Location: In a private class, I come to your home to teach you and your birth companion(s) exclusively

“Nothing can describe the beauty of our birthing experience with HypnoBirthing®.  I never dreamed after having two children with another method that I could have so easy a labor.”

"I’m a labor and delivery nurse.  I work in the field of obstetrics every day.  I can hardly believe my eyes as I watch HypnoBirthing® mothers in labor.  It’s amazing!”

About the Instructor

Hi, I'm Celia. I am a certified HypnoBirthing® practitioner, Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Mama!

During my pregnancy, I looked forward to the full mind body experience of birthing. I was very intentional in how I prepared to give birth and I also knew that I had to let go of all expectations. I knew that I didn’t have control over how my birth would go, but that my power was in how I related to it from one moment to the next. Going through the birth process ended up being the most grounded, strong, and connected I’ve ever felt in my body.

 

I am committed that every birthing person have the opportunity to feel ecstatic about their birth.

 

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Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

 

FAQ

Questions & answers about the class

Who should attend?

  • First time moms-to-be

  • Experienced moms wanting a better birth

  • Moms wanting a vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC)

  • Dads and partners who want to know how to be an awesome birth support

What do I need for my 1-day class? What should I bring?

I recommend you wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in. Bring a notebook and pen if you want to take notes, but it's not required. 

What does the class cost and where does it take place?

The course costs $265 per couple. Your course materials (book, CD, accompanying folder) are included. It will take place in my home in North Berkeley or via live Zoom video call.

What about the payment?

After you submit your registration form, you'll be redirected to a payment page. Payment plans are available upon request.

What if I'm a single parent?

The course fee covers any birth companion (partner, doula, friend, mother, etc.) but you are also welcome to participate on your own. It is definitely worth bringing along the person who will accompany you in birth, as many exercises are learned in which the birth companion plays a major role.

What if I need to cancel?

If you signed up for a class and need to cancel, please let me know as soon as possible. If you notify me two weeks in advance AND if I find someone to take your spot, you will get a full refund. If I am unable to fill your spot you will receive 75% of your fee. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the class and I am unable to fill your spot, there will be no refund.  Once the class has started, there will be no refunds issued. If you have to cancel because of a medical emergency, I will make every effort to fill your spot and give you a partial or full refund. 

What if the class is canceled?

If a course or appointment is canceled by the course instructor due to emergency or being called to a birth, it will be made up in a reasonable time. If this is not possible, she will seek a replacement by a HypnoBirthing colleague.

Do I still need another birth preparation class?

This class provides the tools to prepare and be ready for birth. If you want to participate in another birth preparation course in addition, you are welcome to do so. 

Is this class for me even if I have a planned cesarean or high risk pregnancy?

Yes! Learning how to deeply relax and be empowered in your choices is valuable in any type of birth. 

Becky K.

"Celia is a wonderful HypnoBirthing teacher. From her warmth and positive energy to her calm demeanor, she is a dependable support system to mothers seeking a natural birthing experience. I couldn't recommend her more as a joyful and enthusiastic sidekick through your pregnancy journey!"

Jake T.

"Celia helped us get antiquated with the ideas of HypnoBirthing and make the entire process much easier and natural. She helped us cut through the clutter to learn what was important and empower ourselves. During the birth, she came with us to the hospital and her voice was so soothing for my wife - the same voice that she heard during our meetings with her and some of our practice mediations."

Diana R.

"I am so happy I took Celia's birth class, and recommend it so highly to everyone we know that's looking for birth prep. Celia is incredibly knowledgable and uses the hypnobirthing approach to help empower women and their partners to access their innate strength and wisdom. The class was extremely informative, and I left feeling that I had tools to draw on for the birth. She has a way of delivering so much information effectively and I left the class feeling empowered."

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