Childbirth is natural and by being in harmony with nature and your inner self, childbirth can be a natural, calm, gentle experience. At Akriti; we offer Childbirth Preparation programs based on natural and holistic childbirth philosophies.

HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method – is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. HypnoBirthing® prepares women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing. The method places the right emphasis on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on pre-birth parenting and the consciousness of the pre-born baby. The method but is all about tuning one’s mind to a meditative state that is calm using relaxation, breathing, deepening and visualization techniques and involves self-hypnosis! As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is new-age but at the same time is also encapsulated grandma’s wisdom. The HypnoBirthing program is a series of 5 weekly group classes of 2.5 hours. Program is conducted in Amsterdam, Hilversum & Utrecht.

The Akriti childbirth preparation program is specially designed for expat parents-to-be in Netherlands and follows a natural childbirth philosophy. The program is in English and prepares you for a safe, natural and healthy pregnancy. The program demystifies pregnancy by providing you with essential information and prepares a family for the different demands of Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding and early parenting. The program covers topics such as what happens to your body and the baby during pregnancy, writing a birth plan, how to cope with pain, Exercises to tone the muscles during trimesters, Pain Management for Labor, Partner’s involvement during labor & birth, Preparing for Breastfeeding, Postpartum & Early Parenting. The program consists of 2 sessions* 3hours each.

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