Please note that this is a five session class on the following dates in 2018: 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 9/7 and 9/14
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.
This method of preparing for childbirth uses breathing techniques, visualizations, and deep relaxation techniques, so that throughout labor and delivery a person can be in a state of deep relaxation, yet completely awake and alert. Being deeply relaxed can help decrease tension and pain, and increase the likelihood of a safe, easier, more comfortable birth. Participants will learn the basics of childbearing, and much more. Topics include: having a calm, gentle birth, how the mind and emotions affect the body, preparing your mind and body for birth, breathing techniques, hypnotic relaxation and visualization, releasing negative emotions, fears, and limiting thoughts, the birthing process: understanding the stages of labor and delivery, preparing your birth vision, and postpartum.
The class consists of five 2.5-3 hour sessions and includes the HypnoBirthing® book, Rainbow Relaxation download card, and all class handouts. We recommend you begin this class around 20-25 weeks of pregnancy.
About the instructor
Amanda Klemencic is a Certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator and an Accredited La Leche League Leader.
Amanda was certified to teach HypnoBirthing® in 2015, after experiencing a wonderful, calm HypnoBirth® with her daughter, Saoirse in 2014. She went on to experience another wonderful HypnoBirth® with her son, Thaddeus in 2016. She is also an accredited La Leche League Leader with the Fox Chapel Area group. She has a passion for helping women through their adventures in motherhood by supporting them in their childbirthing and breastfeeding goals.
Amanda and her husband Joseph have two daughters and a son, Adaylia, Saoirse, and Thaddeus. 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.