Hypnobabies is a very successful 6 week, 3-hours per week, complete childbirth education course that was adapted with permission from Master Hypnotherapist Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” techniques rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery. This allows our Hypno-Moms to enjoy “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis”, easily remaining deeply in hypnosis while walking, talking and changing positions; being as mobile as they would like to be during childbirth. Hypnobabies is well-known for helping women to create much shorter, easier and more comfortable labors, making childbirth the joyful experience it was meant to be.

Hypnobabies Childbirth Course Outline

Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies:
             Hypnosis Script: “Learning Self-Hypnosis”

Class 2: Staying Healthy and Safe:
              Hypnosis Script: “Creating Anesthesia”
Class 3: Your Options in Birthing:
              Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools”
Class 4: The Onset of Labor:
              Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 – Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia.” 
Class 5: Birth Partners, Transformation and Birth:
              Birth Partners Training:
              Hypnosis techniques practice: Using Hypnobabies in the Moment!
Class 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond:
              In-depth Birthing Rehearsal
              New Mother and Baby Care


Hypnobabies classes are taught at Well Nested, by Karla Costner. Karla is a certified and experienced Hypnobabies Instructor and Hypno-Doula. She has worked in our local birth community since 2008 and continues to serve local women as the co-owner of Well Nested, a childbirth educator, and doula. Karla has been happily married for 19 years and has 6 children.

Karla was amazing from the beginning to the end. My husband and I had become very comfortable with her. She is a great teacher and was such a comforting spirit during our water birth.
— Tomeka Payton