- Class Offerings
- What Is Hypnobabies?
- Why choose Hypnobabies and does it really work?
- Course Outline
- Help for Home Study Moms

- Birth Stories from Anne's Students

October 11 - November 15, Sundays, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, for December and January guess dates.

December 6 - January 17 2016 (No Class 12/27), Sundays, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, for February and March guess dates.

August 30 - October 11 (No Class Sept 6), Sundays, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, for November and December guess dates.

October 18 - November 22, Sundays, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, for December and January guess dates.

December 6 - January 17, 2016 (No Class 12/27), Sundays, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, for February and March guess dates.

To see how many spots are left in any of these classes, please CLICK HERE.

Each session meets for six weeks. Anne teaches at Sunu Wellness Center which is located near Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka. Aileen teaches in St. Paul. Contact her for location information.

Watch this WCCO news story about Hyponbabies featuring local instructor
Lindsay McCoy giving birth gently and easily to her own Hypno-baby!

How To Enroll:
Thank you for your interest in our Hypnobabies classes.  Please contact us via email or phone so we can schedule a time to talk. We must speak with each Mom before enrollment to ensure that Hypnobabies will be a fantastic fit for you! Then, when you are ready to register, we will send you a packet of information and an enrollment form. Once we receive your enrollment form and your payment, we will send your first hypnosis tracks so you can start experiencing the deep relaxation of hypnosis even before we meet!

Anne: 651.261.4738, anne@bywaterbirth.com
Aileen: 612.408.9035, aileen@bywaterbirth.com

The total cost for our classes is $395/couple. This cost includes the following supplies:

  • Your Hypnobabies workbook
  • 11 hypnosis tracks for the Hypno-Mom
  • 1 hypnosis track for the Birth Partner
  • The Hypnobabies Quick Reference Guide
  • The Birth Partner's Guide
  • 5 Hypnobabies scripts on paper
  • Numerous handouts and brochures
  • A new Mom and baby care booklet with online subscription to videos, PDFs, and other resources from Enjoy Birth and Parenting.
  • Hypnobabies Tote Bag

Note: If you are interested in Hypnobabies but not able to pay the full amount, please contact us.  We really want to talk to you and work something out!

Interested in ordering a product from Hypnobabies? They have fantastic MP3s like "Turn Your Breech Baby", "Breastfeeding Success", and "Peaceful Sleep Now." At our house we like the "Toddler Sleepy Time" track. There are also tracks for mothers planning a cesarean, as well as those planning a VBAC or who will be giving birth to twins! And you don't need to be doing the full Hypnobabies program to take advantage of these great hypnosis tracks. 

Also, if you are interested in doing Hypnobabies but cannot take a live class, you can order the home study from hypnobabies.com. Please click the picture below and Bywater Birth will get referral credit for anything you purchase in the Hypnobabies.com store!


Hypnobabies is a complete childbirth education class PLUS an amazing assortment of medical hypnotic anesthesia techniques for both the Mom and Birth Partner to use before, during and after the birth of their baby. 

Hypnobabies’ Complete Childbirth Education includes the following:

  • Staying healthy and low risk
  • Comfort in Pregnancy
  • Detailed Birthing Choices
  • Creating Informed Consent
  • An in-depth Nutrition and Exercise program
  • Avoidance of Toxic Substances
  • Optimum Fetal Positioning
  • Turning a Posterior Baby
  • Stages of Labor
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Birth
  • Prenatal Parenting
  • Avoiding Back Labor with the Abdominal Lift and Tuck
  • Baby Kick Counting
  • Belly Mapping
  • The Risks, Benefits and Alternatives to Common Labor Interventions
  • Birth Empowerment Skills
  • Birth Plans & Baby Plans
  • Touring the Birth Facility
  • Doula and Midwifery information
  • Avoiding Induction and Cesarean Section
  • Delayed Cord Clamping and other Baby Kindness information
  • Using hypnosis for 3rd stage
  • Comprehensive and detailed birth preparation and labor support training for Birth Partners
  • A 28 page Quick Reference booklet for labor
  • Birthing Rehearsals using Hypnobabies techniques in class.
  • Information on New Baby Care, Breastfeeding and Postpartum care for our moms.

Please visit the Hypnobabies home page to learn more about the following Frequently Asked Questions you may have.

  • Should I take a Hypnobabies class or do the home study course?
  • What is the difference between Hypnobabies and a regular hypno-birthing class?
  • When should I start Hypnobabies?
  • Can my Birth Partner come to Hypnobabies Class with me?
  • Will I be able to move around and be awake and aware of my body and my baby during my labor, using hypnosis?
  • How does hypnosis for childbirth work?


  • The Ulti­mate Rea­son: a calm, com­fort­able and easy, nat­ural birth!
  • You and your part­ner will be more relaxed dur­ing preg­nancy, labor, and birth.
  • Shorter labor due to lack of resis­tance in your birthing muscles.
  • Fewer com­pli­ca­tions and inter­ven­tions, as your body and mind stay com­pletely relaxed dur­ing labor.
  • Proper posi­tion­ing of your baby dur­ing preg­nancy and birth: Pos­te­rior and Breech babies can be turned with hypnosis.
  • Fewer drugs or no drugs at all, mean­ing less risk of harm­ful side effects for you and your baby.
  • The birthing envi­ron­ment is much more calm and peace­ful when the nat­ural childbirth mother is com­fort­able, relaxed, and confident.
  • Birth part­ners are relaxed and con­fi­dent and are able to enjoy their part­ners preg­nancy and child­birth. These skills will ben­e­fit them for the rest of their lives.
  • Our Hypno-moms are eas­ily “depro­grammed” from the usual neg­a­tiv­ity of child­birth sto­ries and sce­nar­ios they may have heard or read by way of train­ing in Hyp­nob­a­bies classes and audio CD’s that have pos­i­tive mes­sages and hyp­notic sug­ges­tions. This auto­mat­i­cally allows them to have a much more pos­i­tive atti­tude and con­fi­dence in birthing.
  • Elim­i­na­tion of the Fear/Tension/Pain Cycle.

Yeah... but does it really work?

  • Hyp­nob­a­bies uses real Med­ical Hyp­no­sis tech­niques called “hypno-anesthesia.” These are the same techniques used for non-anesthetic med­ical and den­tal sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures, (for those peo­ple who are aller­gic to med­ical anes­thet­ics) and we have a very high suc­cess rate of unmed­icated com­fort­able births.
  • Do you need to see it to believe it? Check out videos of Hypno-parents just like you using their Hyp­nob­a­bies knowl­edge and skills dur­ing their baby’s birth on our You Tube channel HERE.

The following are statistics from our founder's students over several years:

  • Com­fort­able labors – 70–75% Women who report that they felt mostly pres­sure or tight­en­ing sen­sa­tions. Most of these women described their labor as “pain-free”.
  • Com­fort­able until tran­si­tion – 10–15% Pres­sure only until the 10–60 minute tran­si­tional period with mild to intense degrees of sen­sa­tion there­after. “Very manageable.”
  • Com­fort­able until active labor – 10% with mild to intense degrees of sen­sa­tion there­after. This group can have any num­ber of things that affect their birth expe­ri­ences: pos­te­rior or mal-presentations that do not resolve, other labor com­pli­ca­tions, emo­tional issues, lack of sup­port, or they sim­ply did not do their home­work (30 – 35 min­utes a day)! Hyp­no­sis won’t help some­one who is not will­ing to do the work involved in prepar­ing for her baby’s birth.


Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies

Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset; Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology; Belief Systems; The Power of Words and How They Affect Us; How Your Mind Works – The Conscious and Subconscious; The Mind/Body Connection; What Hypnosis is and is NOT; Demonstrations of Hypnosis; How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor; Fear Clearing for Childbirth; The Importance of Daily Birthing Affirmations; The Gifts Your Body Gives You – Your Beautiful Uterus and How it Works; Creating Your “Mental Lightswitch”. Partner Communication Exercise and the “Contract of Trust”.
Hypnosis Script: “Learning Self-Hypnosis”. (Entering hypnosis on your own and controlling all sensations in your body.)

Class 2: Staying Healthy and Low Risk
Importance of Diet in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; The High Protein Advantage; Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy; Drinking Water for Two; Avoidance of Harmful Substances; Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions; Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy; Introduction of the Stages of Labor including the “Baby-Kindness” Stage; New Baby Sensitivity Through Bonding; Using Hypnosis for Pregnancy Discomforts and Health; Prenatal Exercises for Birth; Birth Partner Assistance.
Hypnosis Script: “Creating Anesthesia”. (Modifying your hypnosis to include Hypno-anesthesia and “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”.)

Class 3: Your Options in Birthing
Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” CD; The Importance of Making Excellent Birthing Decisions; the “Big Secrets”. Detailed Childbirth Choices – Risks, Benefits and Alternatives for Common Procedures; Getting Informed Consent, Hospital Forms and Your Rights; Questions for  Caregivers - Consumer Issues and Positive Communication; Creating the Birth Plan of your Dreams; “Big” Babies; Packing Your Birth Bag; Touring Your Place of Birth; Benefits of a Professional Labor Assistant; “Hypno-Doulas”; Introduction of Belly Lift Techniques.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools”. (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and anesthesia instantly.)

Class 4: The Onset of Labor
Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy; Preparing for your Birthing Day; Signs of Birthing Beginning; Amniotic Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices; True vs. “False” Labor; How to Time Your Birthing Waves (contractions); Your Birth Log; When to go to the Birth Place; Automatic Comfort and Relaxation on “The Drive” and Arrival at Your Place of Birth (if out of your home; Hypno-Guardians; Nurses – the Unsung Heroes; Using Hypnosis for Comfort During Internal Exams; Dilation, Effacement, Position and Station of Baby; The Beautiful Progress of Labor, Including Fast , Average and Slow or Stalled Labor; Artificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques; Creating a Safe and Serene Birthing Environment; Nausea Elimination; Optimum Fetal Positioning.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 - Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia.” (Birth Partner Cues for instantly deepening hypnosis and moving anesthesia around to different areas of your body.)

Class 5: Birth Partners, Transformation and Birth
Birth Partners Training: Your Role During Pregnancy and Birthing Reviewed; How a Labor Assistant Can Help the Hypno-Partner; 4 Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques; the Change of Plans Hypnosis Script.

Late First Stage Labor - Transition…or  “Transformation”; Hypnosis Deepening techniques; Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind and your Baby; Protecting the Hypno-Mom!; Effective Positions for Birthing; Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball; Exhale Pushing and Avoiding the “Ring of Fire” with Hypnosis; Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction,  Pitocin, Post-Partum Choices. Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental Lightswitch, Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Avoiding a Cesarean Section.
Hypnosis practice: Using Hypnobabies in the Moment! Full practice of our Hypnobabies Lightswitch techniques, Peace cue, Release cue, Birth Partner’s cues, and Moving Hypno-Anesthesia around Your Body.

Class 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond

Hypnosis Script: “Visualize (Create!) Your Birth” (a mental practice of labor and birthing that creates your childbirth experience for you exactly as you desire it to be.)

Followed by our In-depth Birthing Rehearsal using all Hypnobabies Techniques, Birth Balls, Walking, Positional Changes and Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis where our Hypno-Moms and Birth Partners practice their Hypnobabies cues and techniques together, in hypnosis, culminating with “giving birth” using Hypno-Anesthesia.

New Baby Care: Baby Kindness, Apgar Scores, Normal Newborn Appearance, and Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing ... or Not?, Vaccinations, Circumcision and  Rooming In. A Good Start with Breastfeeding, Latching, Non-Schedules, BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, and much more!


If you have chosen to prepare for your birth using the Hypnobabies Home Study Course, we can work with you to take your learning and experience to the next level.  With "The Home Study Advantage" (HSA), one of us can come to your house for a private 3 hour class, teaching you and your birth partner important information about using Hypnobabies for your birth, and we lead you through an in-depth birthing rehearsal.  This time will leave you and your partner feeling confident and prepared that you are ready to use your Hypnobabies techniques for an easier, more comfortable birthing.  In addition, after the home study advantage class, we hope you will use us as a resource for any questions you have as you make the final preparations for your birth. 

The HSA can be a private session in your home or a group class. The cost for the in-home class is $100.  Group classes are just $60/couple. Click here to see what group HSA classes are currently scheduled and for location information. We can offer payment plans if finances are a concern. We're passionate about helping couples use Hypnobabies to its fullest potential and would love to work with you!

Please contact us for more information about the home study advantage.



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