Q: When should I start the course?
A: It is best to start between 20 and 30 weeks of pregnancy. Many families start in the third trimester, as the baby’s birth draws nearer. Some moms prefer to start earlier so that they can practice their skills for longer before their baby’s birth. I would recommend starting no earlier than the beginning of the second trimester (13 weeks), and no later than 32 weeks.
Q: How much does the course cost?
A: My class fee is $350. Prices are subject to change.
Q: Do you offer group classes?
A: I am currently focusing on teaching private classes. If I have multiple students interested in taking a class at the same time, I may offer a group class for a discounted rate.
Q: Can I take other childbirth classes along with Hypnobabies?
A: No, I am not allowed to accept students who are taking other childbirth classes, because this interferes with the success rates and integrity of the program. Hypno-moms need to be fully immersed in Hypnobabies. We want our program to work well for you!
Q: How much time does this course take?
A: Classes are about three hours long, one day of the week for six weeks in a row. You will need to dedicate about 45 to 60 minutes per night in between classes for reading and practicing your new self-hypnosis skills.
Q: Do I need to have a birth partner?
A: Hypnobabies works wonderfully with a birth partner, such as a spouse or significant other, but it also can work for single moms. Some single moms may choose to hire a doula, who is encouraged to attend classes with them. (Doulas are also wonderful for moms with a birth partner!) Other single moms may choose to bring an alternative birth partner with them, such as a friend or family member. Hypnobabies classes can be attended alone as well, if that is what mom prefers. That being said, we love to involve birth partners in classes and help them find their place as an important part of the birthing process.
Q. Where are classes taught?
A: I teach in my home or yours. I am located in Murrieta, California, and will travel up to 15 minutes away without charging an additional travel fee. I can travel a maximum of 30 minutes each way, to allow enough time in my schedule to teach the full class (classes are three hours long). My one-time travel fee ranges from $50-$100, depending on the distance. TEMPORARY COVID UPDATE: Classes are being taught online only via Zoom.
Q. What Home Study options are available?
A: Hypnobabies can be taken as a home study course, purchased through the Hypnobabies website. Hypnobabies offers both an online home-study course and a hard copy version of the home-study materials.
Home-study students can also sign up for one in-person class with a certified Hypnobabies Instructor (like me). This program is called the Home Study Advantage. My Home Study Advantage class fee is $100.
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Q. What is the enrollment process?
A: To sign up for a Hypnobabies class with me, you will first need to contact me via my contact form below or via email, call, or text. I will answer any questions you have, and then schedule a time for a phone call so I can get to know you a little more and share important information about the program with you. We will also decide on a start date and schedule for our classes. After our call, I will direct you to the Hypnobabies online enrollment form, which you can fill out and submit. When I receive confirmation of enrollment from Hypnobabies, I will send you information for paying your class deposit of $150, which goes toward your total class fee. After I receive your deposit, I will send you two hypnosis tracks for you to begin listening to before our first class begins. One week before our first class, I will ask for your final payment of your class fee balance. Then, I’ll confirm with you the day before or on the day of our first class, and finally we’ll begin our Hypnobabies journey together. Throughout your enrollment process and our class (and beyond), I’m always here to answer any questions or concerns you may have!