Private HypnoBirthing® Course

The antenatal course for everyone who desire a positive and empowered birth experience on their own terms

Do you recognize this?

  • You are loving the life in Spain, but being pregnant in Spain suddenly makes things different. It feels a bit uneasy. You would prefer a natural birth but are not sure that is doable in Spain. They say birth is very much medicalized here, but what does that actually mean? Are there hospitals that do support natural birth? Or are there other possibilities? You have no clue and that makes you feel even more uneasy.
  • Now your belly is growing and things become to get more real, you start to realize that you only have a vague idea of how you want the birth to go. Therefore questions keep popping up in your head when you think about birth: ´How does my body know what to do to get the baby out? Doesn't the baby get hurt in the process? How on earth does the head of a grown baby fit through? Is it true women poo during natural birth and isn't that gross?´ In fact, you try to reason it out but you hardly know how a natural birth works. The lack of real knowledge makes you feel insecure.
  • The memories of past menstrual pains cast a shadow of doubt on the idea of a natural birth. The mere thought of those familiar twinges extended over hours makes you unsure if natural birth is a good idea. It sounds nice, and yes you want a good start for your baby, but some nagging questions emerge; ¨Can I truly endure the intensity of natural birth? What if the pain becomes too overwhelming? What if I ask too much of myself?¨ The thought of not knowing how to cope with the pain worries you.

  • You have a nice healthcare provider and are happy with the appointments so far, but a few things start bothering you; you would like to be able to move around during the birth, you don´t want to give birth laying on your back and you would like to eat and drink when you feel like that. Your healthcare provider does not seem to be a big fan of all that and reacts reluctantly. You start wondering what actually your options are here? Can you change to a healthcare provider that does support all this? Or should you try to open the conversation once again? You are unsure how to go about this and the worries keep piling up.
  • Lately you have been listening to some positive birth podcasts and it really inspires you! Incredible how these ladies speak about their birth! They look back with such joy and they seem so confident! You realize you have no idea how to get to such a positive mindset about birth. Frankly, you feel pretty anxious about birth and wonder: ´Will it be possible for me to look back at birth in the same way these women do?´

How would it be for you if...

… you feel very comfortable with the birth place and healthcare providers you chose because you know they will support you in the natural birth you desire.

you know you´ve got this! You feel totally confident and informed because you now know exactly how natural birth works. You even look forward to giving birth!

you would not be afraid of the pain anymore. You have the tools to deal with pain and have the confidence you can handle this!

… you would be able to make your wishes clear and you would feel you are being heard and taken seriously!

you´ve overcome your fears and had an amazing birth, because you where ready, no matter where your birth would take you. 

 

That is all possible when you book the private HypnoBirthing course. This is your way to an informed and empowered birth!

This is what is included in the private HypnoBirthing course:

  • 5 times 2,5 hour sessions once a week during 5 weeks*

  • The flexibility to plan the course hours that fit your schedule*

  • Either in the comfort of your own home* or on location in Málaga

  • The HypnoBirthing Book and downloadable audio

  • A handout with scripts, a birth plan, and loads of information

  • An email after each class with a short recap, look ahead to what will be covered the next class, extra information and positive birth stories for extra inspiration.

  • During and after the course until 4 weeks after you gave birth you can contact me via WhatsApp and e-mail for support

  • You can join the Mums of Malaga community on Facebook where mothers-to-be and mothers with young children come together online and offline

  • A goody bag with supportive products for before, during and after birth

  • Birth preferences template and sample letter

 

* Plus 

  • Intensify the schedule to two full days if preferred
  • Or stretch the sessions over more weeks, ensuring completion within a maximum of 10 weeks for optimal results.

After this 5 week program you will:

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possess a comprehensive understanding of the Spanish maternity system, enabling you to navigate it with ease. Armed with knowledge and insight, you will confidently choose the best care provider and environment that align with your birth preferences. Gone are the feelings of unease and confusion; in their place, you will feel prepared to embrace the natural birth experience you desire.

 

be equipped with comprehensive knowledge and practical tools gained from the course, you will possess a deep understanding of natural birth and the remarkable capabilities of your body. You will approach labour and birth with a sense of calm assurance and the clarity about the birthing process and trust in your body, knowing that you are fully prepared to welcome your baby into the world in a gentle and natural manner. Therefore will enjoy the rest of your pregnancy knowing you will rock this!

 

have replaced the worries and concerns that once clouded your outlook of childbirth with a newfound understanding and confidence. Armed with invaluable tools and techniques, you'll embrace your childbirth with a sense of empowerment, equipped to manage the natural ebb and flow of birthing sensations.

 

no longer feel at the mercy of medical protocols that do not align with your preferences. Instead, you will know what your options and rights are in pregnancy, birth and postpartum and therefore you will assertively take charge of your birth experience. Through open and informed dialogue with your healthcare provider, you will find your way through the healthcare system. Asking the right questions, ensuring that your voice is heard and your wishes respected. You will be equipped with the tools and confidence to advocate for yourself, making your own informed decisions, ensuring that your birth experience is a reflection of your values, desires and preferences.

Investment 

Undoubtedly, the journey to parenthood is filled with exciting choices and each contributing to your unique experience. Your desire for a positive and empowering birth experience is truly commendable, and to cater to your individual needs, I offer the Private HypnoBirthing Course at an investment of €575,-

Consider this not just as a course fee but as an investment in a positive birth experience that you, your partner, and your little one will carry with you for the rest of your lives. When compared to traditional baby investments like prams or nursery furnishings, which often exceed €800,- and have a limited lifespan of just around 4 years. The private course offers unparalleled value. The impact of a positive birth experience, however, lasts a lifetime!

Why opt for the Private HypnoBirthing Course?

Tailored to your life

The private sessions follow a standardized program but come with the flexibility to adapt class times and days to suit your busy schedule. This ensures that your journey towards parenthood is seamlessly woven into your life.

 

Personalized attention

Unlike group sessions, the private course allows for more individual time for you and your partner. Dive deeper into specific subjects that matter most to you, and receive personalized attention.

 

Adaptable curriculum

Each journey is unique. The private course allows me to pay more attention to subjects that resonate with you and less attention to subject that are less important for you personally.

 

Private and personal

Enjoy the privilege of discussing personal concerns and questions in a private setting. The one-on-one sessions provide you with the comfort and confidentiality to address any individual needs or queries you may have.

What did other parents say about the course?

Marcella Neudert

When I was pregnant with our third child, I started researching and I quickly found Titia. And wow, I can say it was the best investment of my life!!

The course with her was great. It was easy, fun, super interesting - I learned so much about my body! - and I really had a great time. I practiced everything I had learned with her, focusing mostly on the breathing exercises, listening to the audios that she gave me, and through that, I was training my mind to focus and to relax.

And the birth was AMAZING!! I can really say that I enjoyed it A LOT and I even found it a bit too quick - and I know many people would not believe this.

So, if you’re pregnant, don’t think twice. Take a course with Titia, you will not regret it!

Thank you Titia, for teaching me all this amazing knowledge.

 

Victoria Quilliam

Myself and my husband joined the in person course with Titia for the birth of our first baby. We found the course really informative and helped us gain confidence in our decision making ahead of and during the birth of our baby boy. Titia was a great course leader, really calming and I felt I was in a safe space to share my fears and experiences. The birth partner exercises and techniques meant my husband also felt as informed as me, which definitely was a massive support during my birth! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE to anyone looking to be prepared and empowered for their birth journey!

 

Luo Jia

We did the in person course with Titia and we enjoyed the personal attention. Titia has a wonderfully calming presence and we enjoyed her style of delivery. I found the course REALLY POSITIVE, it helped me begin to unlearn a lot of negative associations I had with childbirth due to media and the birth stories of family and friends. It really helped me feel informed and it was easy to follow. It was very helpful for the conversations between me and my partner and it helped us to prepare for my first birth as a team. It also made it much easier for my partner to get involved. After every class we had new things to think and discuss about. It really opened the conversation about our expectations for the birth of our son.

 

Inge

At the end of the pregnancy I was approached by Titia for a hypnobirthing. How nice this was and how much it helped me! Titia is a very nice woman with a pleasant voice to listen to. She takes all the time you need and asks the right questions. Despite the fact that my delivery went totally differently than expected, the sessions were VERY HELPFUL. Thank you dear Titia!

Still have questions? See here the most Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the course for?

The course is for mothers-to-be and fathers-to-be or birth partners.

This course is not just for the mothers to prepare for birth, but also for fathers or birth partners so that they too feel confident and prepared.

Whether you're a first-time parent or have experienced childbirth before, HypnoBirthing can benefit anyone who desires to learn natural pain management techniques, reduce anxiety surrounding childbirth, and foster a deeper connection with their birthing partner. HypnoBirthing equips you with valuable tools and techniques to navigate the birthing process with ease and empowerment.

Can I bring my doula?

The course is for 2 people, if you bring your partner you cannot bring your doula. If your doula is interested in HypnoBirthing and wants to know how to best support you with HypnoBirthing she can contact me. 

Does my partner have to attend all classes?

No, HypnoBirthing teaches you self-hypnosis so you can achieve a state of deep relaxation, which will enable you to birth your baby more comfortably. However, the presence of your partner significantly enhances the birthing experience. Partners learn valuable techniques to support you during labour, strengthen their bond with you, and feel empowered to play an active role in the birth. Additionally, you'll learn about the entire birthing process, what is happening in your body, and how to make informed decisions, communicate with your healthcare provider, and understand the norms of birth.

If your partner misses out on this information, it will be up to you to transfer and explain why certain choices are important to you. However, if you both attend, you'll have the same information from the start, making it easier to make decisions together.

If your partner can't attend all classes, we can arrange an additional session tailored to his preparation needs at an extra cost. Please email us for more information.

I am planning a hospital birth, is HypnoBirthing for me?

HypnoBirthing is a very complete prenatal course that will benefit all parents. It doesn´t matter if you are planning a hospital birth, a home birth, a water birth, a land birth, a birth with or without medical intervention or even a caesarean birth. HypnoBirthing will benefit all. The course provides evidence-based birth information that will assist you to make a healthy informed decision that best fits your family.

 

The hospital is offering a free birth course, why not use that one?

  • You´ll learn a range of tools and options for natural pain relief that is (in most cases) not offered or learned in the course of the healthcare provider or hospital

  • Independent childbirth education is not based on policies of the healthcare provider or hospital

  • You will know all your options for childbirth, not limited to what your healthcare provider or hospital offers

  • In the HypnoBirthing course you will watch birthing videos that inspire, rather than frighten

  • You know who your teacher is

  • In the HypnoBirthing course the birth partners have more involvement

  • You´ll be informed for creating your birth preferences

I am planning on taking an epidural, can I still benefit from the hypnobirthing course?

While HypnoBirthing classes are primarily focused on natural childbirth techniques and pain management without medication, there are still many reasons to consider taking the classes, even if you're planning on using medication during labour.

The classes can help reduce anxiety and provide valuable information and techniques that can be beneficial regardless of your birth plan. While the course emphasizes coping with pain without medication, you can still gain valuable insights into relaxation, breathing techniques, and how to create a positive birthing environment.

Ultimately, the decision to take HypnoBirthing classes depends on your individual preferences and goals for childbirth.

The hospital/care provider is offering a free birth course, why not use that one?

  • Independent childbirth education is not based on policies of the CP or hospital

  • You´ll learn a range of tools and options for natural pain relief that is (in most cases) not offered or learned in the course of the CP or hospital

  • You will know all your options for childbirth, not limited to what your CP or hospital offers

  • In the HypnoBirthing course you will watch birthing videos that inspire, rather than frighten

  • You know who your teacher is

  • In the HypnoBirthing course the birth partners have more involvement

  • You´ll be informed for creating your birth preferences

When should I start the course?

I recommend starting the course between 18 and 30 weeks of pregnancy. This gives you time to practice and get into the positive and trusting mindset you will have so much benefit from during birthing.

However, it is never too early nor too late to get starting and prepare yourself for an awesome birth. If you are closer to your birthing time and need to cover it more quickly than 5 weeks, I can make special arrangements for you. Just send me an email and we will check out the possibilities together.

 

Is birth with HypnoBirthing painless?

It can be, although HypnoBirthing does not promise painless birth. You will still feel your body working for you. You will be given techniques to facilitate your bodies’ natural process, which can result in a painless birth. Some women (like me) experience partial or even painless birth, others experience some inconveniences that are generally tolerable.

However there is no guarantee that you will experience painless birth. It requires your commitment to practising the exercises taught in class and your ability to master the hypnosis techniques (which is doable for everyone with some practise).

Also bear in mind that how you evaluate your birth depends on many factors and not just on the feeling of pain. A birth experience can also be positive and empowering with (some amount of) pain.

What will HypnoBirthing bring me?

Typically, HypnoBirthing families approach their births fully prepared and feel satisfied with their birth experiences, although not every HypnoBirthing mother experiences a pain-free birth or the birth they planned for. However, the birth satisfaction rate among HypnoBirthing mothers is higher than among non-HypnoBirthing mothers.

HypnoBirthing reduces anxiety and fears related to pregnancy and childbirth. HypnoBirthing moms say that the course prepared them for a birth in which they were able to make their own informed choices, even when it didn’t go as expected. They felt strong and in control, which allows them to reflect on birth in a positive way.

In addition, HypnoBirthing mothers tend to have shorter, more comfortable, and easier labours with less need for intervention or pain relief. This contributes to the feeling of empowerment and admiration for their own strength and capabilities.

Why is it called HypnoBirthing?

HypnoBirthing is a philosophy of natural childbirth education enhanced by hypnosis techniques. Though the name might suggest so, this well-thought-out program of childbirth education is not limited to a hypnosis technique, but consists of six components; deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, visualisations, affirmations and physiological knowledge and natural childbirth education.

It is about training your mind and body to relax and work together in harmony facilitating natural birth process. This will contribute to a healthier, drug-free and stress-free birth experience for the mother, baby and father.

I am skeptical about the hypnosis component of the course. Will it still work?

Yes, about 90% of people can be hypnotized. Some can go deeper than others. The idea that you cannot go into hypnosis is often based on the idea that the hypnotist is taking control. That is not so.

In general can be said that the stronger your will is and the more intelligent you are, the easier it is to enter hypnosis. It is your willingness to accept suggestions that makes hypnosis possible. If you reject suggestions, they will not work, because you are in control of your inner world.

Therefor you will also not be doing or saying anything you don´t want.  If something goes against your principles, do not accept it. If something comes to mind that you don't want to share, you don't have to share it and you will be able to not do so.

Hypnosis simply is a deep state of relaxation where you will be putting helping messages and images into your mind and getting rid of beliefs, messages, images and myths that don´t help.

What language is the course in?

The course will be in English or Dutch.

Books and class handouts are available in English, Spanish and Dutch

I do speak Spanish, but I don't feel comfortable yet to give my classes in Spanish. So for chitchat you can reach out to me in Spanish, but actual useful information I only provide in English or Dutch.

Where will the course be?

The private course can be in the comfort of your own home.

These are a few of the cities and villages where I go for a private course: Marbella, Calahonda, la Cala de Mijas, Fuengirola, Mijas, Coín, Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Cártama, Benalmádena, Torremolinos, Málaga, Casabermeja, Colmenar, Riogrande, Viñuela, Rincón de la Victoria, Chilches, Torre del Mar, Vélez-Málaga, Torrox, Nerja, La Herradura and Almuñécar.

If your village or town is not mentioned please do not hesitate to contact me.

NOTE: When its further then 45 minutes drive from Colmenar I charge a flat hourly travel rate of 7,50,- per 15 minutes.

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