CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION FOR YOUR MIND & BODY
“The Leclaire Method® Hypnobirthing provides women (birthing people) with exactly what they need to know to reclaim their inborn ability to birth normally, joyfully and easily.”- Christiane Northrup M.D author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
Hypnobirthing Online Group Course
six group classes
Individualized to the needs of each family. Curriculum designed with evidence-based childbirth education and mind/body techniques for a calmer, more informed birth.
Hypnobirthing Private Course
The same individualized Hypnobirthing curriculum with one-on-one guidance. Scheduled during a time we can choose together.
6 class group course
Online Hypnobirthing Classes, on Google Meet
April 19, 2021 - May 24, 2021
Mondays, 7pm-9pm (CST)
"Why Use Hypnobirthing® The Leclaire Method®?
Mothers/Birthing People feel calmer.
Fathers/ Partners/Support People feel competent and empowered.
Babies feel more serene, healthier, eat, sleep better and cry less."
CONNIE LAMBETH, M.Ed.
Instructor | Madison, WI
Certified Hypnobirthing Educator and Full Spectrum Doula, Masters in Education
"I help people find the tools that will compliment their birth preferences so that they're able to be present, informed, and centered during their birth."
Hypnobirthing The Leclaire Method
Live Online Instruction
Six Classes, Mondays
7-9 pm (CST)
$249 -- SLIDING SCALE
HYPNOBIRTHING GROUP COURSE
Hypnobirthing is a method of comprehensive childbirth education that helps pregnant people and their support partners feel confident and excited about their birth. In addition to learning about the physiological process covered in typical birthing classes, Hypnobirthing also focuses on the emotional and mental preparation for birth.
In clinical trials, Hypnobirthing has been found to decrease pain intensity, decrease time in active labor, and decrease the number of days spent in hospital. This is done by disrupting the fear -- tension -- pain cycle, which allows your body and mind to work together in unison.
Hypnobirthing encourages mindful pregnancy practices, a more relaxed birth experience, and often a shorter labor. The Group Hypnobirthing Course includes six classes focusing on guided Hypnobirthing exercises, evidence based childbirth education, meditation, guided meditation for self-hypnosis, visualization, and comfort measures. All classes follow the individual needs of the families in class and focus on moving through the changes that pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum bring.
LIVE ONLINE GROUP COURSE
Class 1 - Rational Thought Process & Acknowledging Fears
Class 2 - Meditation and Setting Goals
Class 3 - Comfort Measures and The Birth Process
Class 4 - Baby's First Hour, Postpartum & Lactation, What Your Baby Means To You
Class 5 - Creating a Pregnancy Plan, Examining Cultural Childbirth Myths, Mindfulness, Breathwork, and Birth Positions
Class 6 - Creating a Mindful Birth Plan
Pax & Lux's online Hypnobirthing course uses evidence based mind/body techniques for pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Hypnobirthing techniques help to dispel old myths about birth, helps parents to process fear, and decrease tension and pain during their birth. Birth partners are encouraged to attend!
Based in Madison, WI and available just about anywhere (thanks, Google Meet!)
Hypnobirthing The Leclaire Method
Live Online Instruction
HYPNOBIRTHING PRIVATE COURSE
The Pax & Lux Private Hypnobirthing Course can help you approach your birth with excitement and confidence. The Private Hypnobirthing Course covers all the same curriculum, tools, and individualized instruction as the Hypnobirthing Group Course and includes a place for you and a birth partner.
This is perfect for you if:
1 - You are unable to attend a group class
2 - You are 36 weeks pregnant or more
3 - You or your birth partner feel most comfortable
in a private setting
What You Get...
6 individualized 2hr classes
Guided exercises to help you to work through any fears and anxieties
3 self-hypnosis recordings
2 self-hypnosis affirmation recordings
2 albums for meditation
9 guided meditation Hypnobirthing scripts for practice at home
Mindful breathing techniques to reduce tension
Birth Affirmation print-outs
Access to expert resources
What You Learn...
Understanding the hormones of birth (Adrenaline, Oxytocin, Endorphins, Cortisol)
The physiology and mechanics of birth
The basics of lactation, baby's first hour, and how Hypnobirthing can be beneficial for your baby
How to set up a meditation practice
How mindfulness, meditation, and self-hypnosis help during pregnancy and birth
How to set up a birth plan that utilizes Hypnobirthing tools
Supporting your 5 senses during labor
Calming tools including: breathing techniques for birth, massage, counter pressure
Active birth positions and the power of movement
How to encourage your baby into position for a quicker, more comfortable birth
Curating your birth environment to support your birth hormones
Recognizing your biggest fears and anxieties about birth, and how to process them
Your positive mindset journey, the power of positive thought and affirmation
How Hypnobirthing techniques can be a companion for all birth preferences (unmedicated, medicated, VBAC, home birth, hospital birth, birth center, surgical, etc…)
Continuous individualized childbirth education, ready to lead follow your needs
DID YOU KNOW...
Hypnobirthing Classes are often covered by Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts?
Group Course Sliding Scale
If you can comfortably meet all your family's basic needs and anticipate being able to do so for the foreseeable future
If you may stress about meeting your family's basic needs but are able to achieve them
Consider paying half-price: $124.50
If you are struggling to meet your family's basic needs
Consider paying what you can.
" Connie was a blessing to me during my pregnancy and after my baby arrived. She is calm, comforting, reassuring, knowledgeable, and reliable. I enrolled in Connie’s Hypnobirthing class, which allowed me to think deeply about my pregnancy and the life changes ahead, while also providing valuable tools for a calm and peaceful birth. "
Laura & Joe
" The Hypnobirthing class I took with Connie was very helpful in preparing for my daughter’s birth. The time carved out each week, in the comfort of my own home, helped me focus on my wants and needs for the delivery. The class helped me explore fears I hadn’t realized were present and all together it lead to me not only feeling prepared for whatever the delivery brought, but excited to experience it as well. I felt strong and calm and the Hypnobirthing class, along with having Connie as a doula, played a large role in that."
Rosie & Jeff
" I just had my first virtual class with Pax & Lux, and it was exactly what I needed. Connie is incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, and judgment-free. Every question I had got an evidence-based answer. I highly recommend working with Pax & Lux!"
" Thank you for having me in class!! I took so much away from it. It helped prepare me emotionally and spiritually for what was to come. And physically by helping me ready the environment and birth setting! I cannot thank you enough!"
What Parents Say...
What Evidence Says...
"Systematic review on hypnosis for pain management during labor and childbirth:
Differences in favor of women (birthing people) in hypnosis groups (p < .05)
↓ pain intensity
↓ time in active labor
↓ number of hospital days
Hypnosis training in 1st and 2nd trimester ↓ use of pharmacologic pain relief in labor (RR = .42, p < .00001) but not when training done only in 3rd trimester
Hypnosis training with four or more classes ↑ rate of spontaneous vaginal births (RR = 1.59, p = .025) but not less than four classes"
"Hypnosis can alter the higher centers of the central nervous system to relieve pain. This means that entering into a state of hypnosis may activate mental processes during labor that help to make painful stimulations seem less unpleasant."
"Although informative, few hospital-based classes truly prepare a woman (pregnant person) for physiologic childbirth (Simkin & Bolding, 2004, Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health).
For this and other reasons, several different outside-of-hospital classes have been developed that specialize in guiding women (birthing people) through the natural progression of labor and birth."
(Varner C., 2015. Journal of Perinatal Education)
"The results suggest a positive impact of hypnosis-based interventions on childbirth experience, in alleviating fear and pain and enhancing sense of control during labor. The hypnosis-based interventions improved women's (birthing person's) emotional experiences and outlook towards birth, with less anxiety, increased satisfaction, fewer birth interventions, more postnatal well-being and better childbirth experience overall."
"Hypnobirthing can be beneficial if it reduces stress and tension, and therefore the stress hormone cortisol. If a person can move into a more relaxed and mindful state, they help suppress cortisol and allow oxytocin to flow more freely."
Lee Roosevelt, CNM and clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing
" When I say painless, please understand, I don’t mean you will not feel anything. What you will feel is a lot of pressure; you will feel the might of creation move through you. Pain, however, is associated with something gone wrong. Childbirth is a lot of hard work, and the sensations that accompany it are very strong, but there is nothing wrong with labor."
Guiditta Tornetta, doula and author of Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth
" Muscles send messages to each other. Clenched fists, a tight mouth, a furrowed brow, all send signals to the birth-passage muscles, the very ones that need to be loosened. Opening up to relax these upper-body parts relaxes the lower ones. "