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Frequently asked questions
DBL Baby Language
What is DBL Baby Language?
DBL Baby Language is a system that shows you how to understand a newborn baby's cries, how to satisfy their needs and how to build a routine based on their needs. It is an amazing tool for anyone that has contact with newborn babies (0 - 3 months).
Is it the same as sign language?
No. DBL Baby Language is for newborn babies. Sign language can start being taught at 4 months approximately, and and you can expect your baby to start signing back when they are 7-9 months old.
How long will it take a person to learn the DBL Baby Language System?
The workshop is 2.5 hours. The more you practice, the better you get at it.
When should I take the workshop?
Ideally, you should take the workshop in the last weeks of your pregnancy, so that once your baby is born, you can start practicing right away and responding your baby's needs immediately.
Can I take the class with my partner/support person?
Absolutely! It is very important for us at All 4 Mommy that you and your partner/support person feel confident when responding to your newborn baby's needs.
Can I learn the DBL Baby Language System when my baby is 3+ months old?
You should learn the system and start applying it as soon as your baby is born. Because the sounds are based on physical reflexes your baby has, and which start disappearing when your baby turns 3 months, if you don't learn and respond to your baby's cries early on, you might not be able to identify them at all.
Does that mean that the DBL Baby Language System only works for my baby's first 3 months?
No! When you learn the DBL Baby Language System and you start responding to your baby's cries early on, your baby learns that this is a language you have both developed and understand, and will continue to make the sounds after 3 months, even if the physical reflexes have disappeared.
What are the benefits of learning taking the DBL Baby Language System?
- Correctly identify and address the basic needs of your baby.
- Your infant will cry less, settle more easily and have more uninterrupted sleep.
- Experience an increase in satisfaction, self-esteem and a corresponding belief in your abilities to care for your baby.
- Proved in several research studies that reduces postpartum depression.
- Helps the partner feel a part of the baby’s care, as well as to trust that they are satisfying their baby's need.
- Decreases stress in mother and partner as child becomes happier and more content.
- And, as your baby sleeps, so can you.
Birth and Postpartum Doula
What is HypnoBirthing?
HypnoBirthing is a birth education course (prenatal class) that focuses on a positive birth experience through the use of education, relaxation, breathing techniques, visualization, affirmations and self-hypnosis. You can expect to learn a huge range of techniques to assist the labour process in a relaxed class environment.
Does HypnoBirthing actually work? Can you have an entirely drug-free birth?
HypnoBirthing isn't something that works or doesn't work. It's a philosophy as much as it is techniques. A couple gets what they put in. A couple can read the book, complete the program but don't practice any techniques or follow any suggestions, and have a traumatic birth. That doesn't mean HypnoBirthing doesn't work, it means the couple didn't commit and do the proper work and preparation. Ideally, families that take the HypnoBirthing program have a positive birth experience.
Birth can be entirely pain-free, but only a minority can achieve this. However, most of the families that take the HypnoBirthing course describe their birth as empowering, amazing, awesome, euphoric, comfortable, calm, gentle. They generally describe their sensations during labour and birth like tightness, pressure, weightiness, numbness and mention they are manageable.
A drug-free birth is absolutely possible with HypnoBirthing, but some moms do opt for pain relief at times and that doesn't mean they didn't have a HypnoBirthing birth.
How long will it take a person to learn HypnoBirthing?
The class is 13 - 15 hours. Couples are encouraged to practice an average of 20 minutes per day 4 - 7 days a week.
How did you get started in HypnoBirthing?
I learned about HypnoBirthing through my cousin. When I found out I was pregnant, I did some research and decided HypnoBirthing was the best program for me and my goals around birth. I had an amazing birth which I enjoyed so much that all I could think of was wanting to share it with everyone I knew. I decided to get trained as a HypnoBirthing Certified Educator and here I am 4 years later.
Can my partner be in the HypnoBirthing class with me?
Absolutely! It is very important for HypnoBirthing that you feel comfortable and confident, and it's because of this that we encourage all of our clients to bring a support person (partner, family member, friend, Doula) that will be attending your birth to the classes, so that they can also learn how to better support you in your birthing process!
Is HypnoBirthing for me?
HypnoBirthing is for anyone that wishes to have a positive birth experience, free of fear and tension.
Many of the mothers that seek out HypnoBirthing are hoping for a birth with as few interventions as possible, but birth is unpredictable and can sometimes go in different directions.
HypnoBirthing techniques can be used if you're being induced, need a C-section, going for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-Section), are birthing at the hospital, home or anywhere in between. It's all about knowing your options and feeling empowered to make informed decisions.
What is HypnoBirthing's philosophy?
In HypnoBirthing we believe that a woman and her body instinctively know how to give birth and ideally the process should be left alone to function normally as long as there are no special circumstances.
How is HypnoBirthing different from other Childbirth Education programs?
HypnoBirthing focuses on the natural and normal process of birth. During our classes, you will learn everything you need to know to achieve a safer, easier and more comfortable birth. Some of the items we will talk about are:
- The role of your birth companion in your baby's birth
- How your uterus works
- How fear affects labour and birth - what the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome is, how to avoid it and reduce the pain often associated with labour.
- The importance of bonding before and after the birth of your baby
- The history of birth through the centuries - what has gone wrong with labour and birth in our society, why and how to overcome it
- Preparing your mind & body for birth
- Breathing, relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques to eliminate fear and tension through pregnancy
- Techniques of deep relaxation, massage and visualization for labour
- How to keep supplying oxygen to your baby during birth
- How to greatly reduce or eliminate the need for chemical painkillers
- How to create your body's own natural pain relief and anaesthetic
- Natural ways to stimulate labour without chemical induction or augmentation
How do I benefit from using HypnoBirthing?
- 80% fewer requests for pain medication
- 50% fewer epidurals
- 45% reduction in C-Sections
- Shorter labour by an average of 3 hours
- Decrease use of artificial induction
- Reduces or eliminates fatigue during labour, leaving the mother fresh, awake and with energy for the birthing
- Happier and more content mothers
- Fewer cases of postpartum depression reported
- Promotes a more rapid postnatal recovery
- Creates an integral role for the birthing companion
- Gives you ongoing skills in relaxation and self-hypnosis to manage stress and pain
How does my baby benefit when I use HypnoBirthing?
- Fewer pre-term and low weight babies
- Happier and more content babies
- Babies are more alert; able to nurse almost immediately
- Promotes special bonding of mother, birth companion and baby
When should I take the HypnoBirthing Class?
The earlier, the better. It is never too early to take the HypnoBirthing class, and the earlier you start, the longer you have to practice and master the techniques!
Can I take the HypnoBirthing class if I'm 35+ weeks pregnant?
Yes! If you are willing to do it, I am more than happy to support you in this process. We would have to arrange classes more often, but it is definitely possible!