We are proud to host Hypnobabies childbirth preparation classes at Emerald Doulas. Long-time, experienced instructor, Susan McClutchey, offers classes in our office on Sundays at 2:00 p.m., in six-week series. Each Hypnobabies class is three and a half-hours in length and not only provides thorough preparation for childbirth for birthing couples, it also teaches valuable self-hypnosis techniques. Classes are $350 per couple for group classes. Registration details are below.

2018 Class Dates

March 11 to April 15
April 22 to June 3
June 17 to July 22
Sept. 9 to Oct. 14
Oct. 28 to Dec. 2
Jan. 13 to Feb. 17 (2019)

What is Hypnobabies?
Hypnosis is not "being asleep" or under anyone else's spell or control; rather it's a state of hyper-awareness and focus that we all experience and use daily, often without realizing it.

Hypnobabies Students use the self-hypnosis techniques to encourage their body to release the same natural anesthesia we use to relax and ease our daily aches and pains so we can drift off to sleep every night. Hypnobabies teaches birthing people to create this anesthesia while easily remaining alert and mobile throughout their birth. These are the same powerful medical hypnosis techniques that some people use to create natural anesthesia for pain-free, unmedicated dental work and even surgeries.

One of the bonuses of this program is that Hypnobabies thoroughly prepares partners to assist the birthing person as they use their hypnosis techniques to give birth much more easily and comfortably. Babies listen to the birth partner's voice as they read the Hypnobabies hypnosis scripts during pregnancy and birth, and babies learn to associate the birth partner’s voice with that happy, relaxed, endorphin-producing state that both they and their birthing parent enjoy when deeply relaxed and in hypnosis.

Meet Your Instructor ...

Susan McClutchey has been researching and using childbirth hypnosis techniques since 2001. She became one of the first Hypnobabies instructors in 2004 and since then has been teaching in-person classes locally, as well as providing on-line support to thousands of people using Hypnobabies all around the world. Because of the time and passion she puts into helping families experience safer, more comfortable births, she's since been selected to train new Hypnobabies Instructors. We are delighted and excited to host her classes at Emerald Doulas, and our Hypno-Doulas look forward to working with Hynobabies Students!