The Curtis Method is a comprehensive and updated approach to childbirth education and hypnosis, using the best that science and nature have to offer expecting couples. This is a skills-based program, which is customizable to the unique needs of each mother. Once you have completed the program, you will have a variety of techniques and tools that you can use to create the birth that’s best for you!
Our students practice self-hypnosis cues and relaxation prompts that enable the birthing mother to enter a state of deep relaxation quickly and easily. With these exercises, we are able to quiet the conscious mind and affect change in the subconscious mind through positive affirmations, prenatal bonding and fear-releasing meditations.
In our classes, we learn about the Fear-Tension-Pain cycle and learn how to break that cycle. The deep-relaxation skills we learn and perfect enable a mother to call upon her natural birthing instincts to birth her baby as nature intended: peacefully, joyfully, and without unnecessary suffering.
Our goal is to empower couples through education with the tools they will need to release fear and birth with confidence in any setting or circumstance. A positive birth experience can help smooth the transition from pregnancy to parenting, while facilitating family bonding, emotional resilience, and postpartum recovery. We believe that every mother should be able to walk away from her birth feeling empowered, respected, supported and loved, no matter what path her birth journey takes.
Concepts Taught In Our Classes
- Understanding Your Birth Physiology
- Confidence-building affirmations
- Hypnotic Anesthesia
- Active / Alert relaxation
- Phases of Labor: Active, Transition, Pushing, Bonding
- Movement and vocals for birthing
- Comfort breathing techniques
- Mother-directed pushing
- Endorphin-release techniques
- Birth Sensation Reframing
- Labor massage
- Fear processing and release
- Optimal fetal positioning
- Making informed choices about Birth Options and Procedures