Childbirth Education Classes
Utah County • Salt Lake City • Weber/Davis
Curtis Method childbirth education classes are an updated, evidence-based approach to birth hypnosis, providing comprehensive education and resources for a positive childbirth experience. Certified Childbirth Educator, Hypno-Doula, Prenatal Yoga teacher and Hypnotist Lauralyn Curtis has taught nearly 2000 couples in Utah and Salt Lake Counties.
Our 170-page Curtis Method live-instruction workbook combined with online homework resources are used interactively as part of the 15 hour class series: full of affirmations, inspiring birth videos and stories, writing activities, mindfulness practice, birth preference worksheets, educational articles, and other tools for success. We have also produced original hypnobirthing scripts, guided relaxation recordings, and music tracks that cover pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum and beyond.
In addition to providing accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive information about birth physiology, options, and procedures, we focus on the following techniques:
- Active Birth
You don’t have to be quiet and still to be in a state of deep hypnotic relaxation. Curtis Method mothers are actively involved in all aspects of the birth experience. We teach Active/Alert hypnosis so that our moms can use their natural birthing movements and vocalizations as hypnotic “anchors” to increase comfort and relaxation in labor. You learn to remain in deep hypnotic relaxation with your eyes open or closed; whether you’re moving or walking or resting comfortably in labor. Daily mindfulness practice will help you learn to tap into those instincts so that you can follow your body’s lead with confidence on your birthing day.
- Evidence-based Maternity Care
We continuously update our curriculum to reflect the best, most current research in maternity care, empowering our couples through education about ALL of their birth options. We also guide you through the process of choosing the care provider and birth location that is best for YOU, as well as creating an effective “birth plan”.
- Hypnotic Anesthesia, Fear-release, and Positive Affirmation
Our hypnosis scripts and recordings enable our couples to identify, process and let go of birth fears and worries; increase confidence and relaxation during pregnancy and labor; eliminate physical and emotional stress, tension and discomfort; while increasing the love and labor hormones Oxytocin and Endorphins at will.
- Daddy-Doula Training
We teach birth companions our best “doula secrets” so that they feel completely prepared to support the laboring mama: Counter pressure, acupressure, labor massage, natural labor stimulation, essential oils, strategies to prevent and relieve “back labor”, basic rebozo techniques, creating a peaceful “Birthing Nest” in the Hospital, Birth Center or at home, physiological birth positions, working with the hospital and birthing staff to get the best care possible, informed consent and refusal, etc.
- Optimal Fetal Positioning
Help your baby turn into the best birth position, before labor begins! These techniques alone can shave HOURS off your labor!
Watch this beautiful Birth Love Story from one of our couples!
Hypno-Curious? We invite you to read our testimonials, at the link above, to hear what parents are saying about our program. You are also invited to join our thriving, active online community of more than 2,7oo members. Meet instructor Lauralyn Curtis, read our wonderful birth stories and watch some amazing birth videos. Ask questions about birth, babies, and breastfeeding. Get reviews and recommendations for local hospitals, birth centers, OBs, midwives, and other birth professionals who are supportive of hypnobirthing. Request to join here: Hypnobirthing Utah Facebook Group.