HypnoBirthing Classes Papamoa, Tauranga

Classes with Sophie...

Class dates currently confirmed; email me today for more information on classes later in the year (I start a new class every 6-7 weeks): 

2022 - Course 1: Tuesday evenings - TAKING BOOKINGS

Perfect for couples due late February/March/April

Held in Papamoa at the Pilates Studio, Fashion Island.

  1. Tuesday 18th January, (6.15pm - 8.45pm)

  2. Tuesday 25th January, (6.15pm - 8.45pm) - Note then we skip a week

  3. Tuesday 8th February, (6.15pm - 8.45pm)

  4. Tuesday 15th February, (6.15pm - 8.45pm)

  5. Tuesday 22nd February, (6.15pm - 8.45pm)

2022 - Course 2:  Sunday Afternoons - TAKING BOOKINGS

Perfect for couples due late April/May/June

Venue: TBC, Papamoa

  1. Sunday 6th March, 3pm - 5.30pm

  2. Sunday 13th March, 3pm - 5.30pm

  3. Sunday 20th March, 3pm - 5.30pm

  4. Sunday 27th March, 3pm - 5.30pm

  5. Sunday 3rd April, 3pm - 5.30pm

2022 - Course 3:  TBC - TAKING BOOKINGS

Perfect for couples due late May/June/July

Dates TBC

2022 - Course 4:  TBC - TAKING BOOKINGS

Perfect for couples due late June/July/August

Dates TBC

2022 - Course 5:  TBC - TAKING BOOKINGS

Perfect for couples due late July/August/September

Dates TBC

If you would like to book in for any of these courses or for one starting later in 2022 please email your interest to me at sophie@loveyourbirth.co.nz

All HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2 1/2-hour classes. Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 7 couples, so book early to ensure your place in the class.

I run classes from the Pilates Fitness Studio in Fashion Island Papamoa, seating is limited but I find most people are comfortable on Pilates mats, swiss balls, along with pillows which I bring; do feel free to bring a bean bag or chair (e.g. camping chair) if you would be more comfortable on one.


It's best to start classes between 20 - 30 weeks pregnant to give yourself enough time to soak in the new knowledge and practice techniques; to allow for the 5 weekly sessions book as early possible.  Private classes are also available.  Feel free to call or email me with any questions or to discuss fees, dates and times etc.

What you will learn in HypnoBirthing classes....


Unit 1 – Building A Positive Expectancy
  • Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy

  • The History of Women and Birthing

  • Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing

  • How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth

  • How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts

  • The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.


Unit 2 – Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body

  • The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques

  • Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques

  • Breathing techniques for labour and birthing

  • Hypnotic relaxation and visualization

  • Selecting the right care provider

  • The Birth companion’s role in birthing

  • Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning

  • Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos


Unit 3 – Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

  • Preparing Birth Preference Sheets

  • Preparing the Body for Birthing

  • Light Touch Labour Massage

  • Your body working for and with you

  • Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labour

  • Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.


Unit 4 – An Overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love

  • Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase

  • Birth explained simply

  • Settling in at the hospital or birthing center

  • Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth

  • As labor moves along – passing time through labour

  • Hallmarks of labour

  • If labor rests or slows – Companion’s  prompts and activities

  • As labor advances – birthing with your baby

  • Protecting the natural birthing experience

  • Birth rehearsal imagery


Unit 5 – Birth, Breathing Love, Bringing Life

  • Moving into birthing

  • Positions for descent and birthing

  • Breathing baby down to birth

  • Baby moves to the breast

  • Family bonding with your baby


Note: If you are from out of town and can get together 3 or more couples there is a possibility I can arrange a condensed course over 2 - 3 Sundays. Call or message me to arrange details and register your interest.