Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing


 Childbirth Preparation Classes



For the Mother-to-Be and Her Birthing Companion


The Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing course promotes the empowerment of the mother by teaching her natural childbirth methods and self hypnosis.

Hypnobirthing  is a relaxing, rewarding,  method of childbirth education that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentleness, calm and joy.  

Hypnobirthing  allows you to experience birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the birthing muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to.

Relaxed body – relaxed muscles. Baby moves down easily.


With the help of hypnotherap yand self hypnosis, the birth of your baby can be a more calm and relaxed experience; one where you are in the drivers seat, rather than feeling like a passenger. This is likely to reduce the need for interventions during your birthing.  Sometimes however, interventions are necessary and the tools and techniques learned in class are also able to be used. 

Hypnosis has been used successfully for many decades to assist mothers in childbirth.

Whether you are a first time Mum or already have children, the tools and techniques of Hypnobirthing, including breathing, relaxation and visualization, will help you create the joyful, natural birth experience that you desire.

Hypnobirthing doesn't mean you'll be in a trance or sleep.  Rather, you'll be able to chat, and be in good spirits.Totally relaxed, but fully in control. You'll always be aware of what is happening to you and around you.

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Preparation Group Classes are presented in a small- medium group setting.

This comprehensive course is usually taught over  two Saturdays  from  9am - 12.30pm and occasionaly over a full day course 9am - 4-30pm. 

Please note - due to personal circumstances, there are no group courses running at present. See below about a private course option. 

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Preparation is also offered as a private one to one course.  This private condensed course of 4 hrs of tuition is available by special appointment and usually held over two sessions of two hrs each.  

Please contact Caterina on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to arrange a time to suit for  a private course. 

Private and Refresher sessions are possible by special arrangement. 

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Download the booking form for the Hypnobirthing Course


For more information, please read the article on this website about how Hypnobirthing can help.



OR FOR ALTERNATIVE DATES PHONE ME ON (07) 859 2995 OR 021 258 4418

If group sessions don't suit you 

you may like to consider private sessions  

CLICK HERE to read about HypnoBirthing® in the media

CLICK HERE to read how HypnoBirthing can help Mums who must have a C section

CLICK HERE to view Oliver's amazing HypnoBirth




Caterina has trained as a HypnoBirthing®  childbirth educator and is a practicing professional hypnotherapist and  adult educator with many years experience. 


This Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing programme, which she has developed is especially designed for New Zealand mothers. 

The Hypnobirthing Advantage

-Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome before, during and after birth

-Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical pain killer

-Shortens the first stage of labour by several hours

-Eliminates fatigue during labour leaving mother fresh, awake and with energy for actual birthing

-Promotes special bonding of mother, baby and birthing companion

-Fosters more rapid post natal recovery

-Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion

-Return birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended it to be

Classes are relaxed and informal.   It is strongly encouraged that the birthing companion attends all classes. The reason we ask couples (or an alternative birth companion) to attend together is so the birth companion can understand the tools and techniques you are learning.

Your birth companion will play a vital role in your labour and birth and we also teach him/her techniques of how to assist you during this time.

It is not compulsory for the birth companion to participate in all of the relaxation exercises if he/she does not desire it.  However, it is recommended, as the skills you will learn can be applied to many different areas of your life.

The best time to begin your classes is between 20-34 weeks pregnant; however, it is never too early or late to start. If you are beyond 34 weeks, you will still find the course very valuable, as long as you complete it prior to going into labour. Caterina has even worked successfuly with a mother at 38 weeks, so if you have left it too late for a class, contact her and she can work with you privately to give you some tools to assist.

Caterina recommends you book early to avoid disappointment as many classes do fill up quickly.


The double Cd - Peace and Quiet by Jeffree Clarkson is the suggested music for all your practice sessions




 $400 PER COUPLE * 

This course is taught as  2 x 2-hour sessions or over one day as a 4 hr course. 

Classes are relaxed and informal.

As part of the course, couples receive the following resources:

4 hrs tuition, A comprehensive 60 plus page manual with all the resources needed to continue your practice at home plus additional audio mp3's  containing Relaxation, Practice sessions, Prepare for birth, Fear release are included to reinforce your training (also available via email link);

Ongoing phone/email support until the birth of your baby if required.

Download the booking form for the Hypnobirthing Course


Please contact caterina on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a suitable time for your course. 




"It was awesome.  I feel much more confident and excited about birthing our baby"  Birth Companion said "It was awesome - will help so much". 

"It was a wonderful, educating and empowering course".  Exceeded expectations, for both of us. 

"It was amazing.  I feel a lot more confident."

"Thank you so much Caterina, I feel so much more confident and excited about my birth." 

"Loved the course - thank you so much for the tool set."

"Great class.  Has definitely built confidence which is exactly what I wanted."

"Thank you very much."

"We enjoyed all aspects of the course and especially loved how we were getting so much information about the whole process of birthing."

"I think the course was great."

"I'm so glad I undertook these classes.  I feel like I am far better equipped for birth than i ever would have been had I     not    done the classes.  Thank you Caterina."

"Thank you for your support and all the tools we have now for the birthday of our little one." 

"I came into class quite tense and anxious about my birth, now I feel very comfortable and empowered. Thank You." 

"Very welcoming and calming!"

"This has been an excellent course, we have learnt so much and has been very valuable for the dad's to know their role and how they can be a part of the whole process."

"Thank you so much - feel so prepared and relaxed - amazing experience"

"Thank you!  This class has already helped relax to give me confidence for the birth.  It has also given my partner a role and given him breathing techniques for everyday life." 

" Really enjoyed the course.  I feel so much calmer and prepared.  I cannot wait for the labour of love.  The techniques also helped me relax when I had to present/facilitate workshops at work."

"The class was fantastic!  I would highly recommend it."

"I feel a completely different approach to our birth now than what I had previously.  I was not expecting this, so thank you."

"The experience has just been life-changing.  After our first session, we already felt more confident, empowered and prepared for our birth.  WIth more practice - we are now looking forward with excitement to meeting our baby and experiencing the birth. 



What you will learn

Session 1- Childbirth- A Labour of Love

-Introductions and discussion on calm birthing and techniques

-The power of the mind - Preparing your body and mind for birthing 

-Fear - the enemy of the birthing room - How fear affects labour and the causes of fear

-How the words we use around labour affect our attitude

-Hypnobirthing testimonials

-Psycho-physical relationship

-Preparing your mind & body

-Relaxation & how to create your own endorphins

-How hypnosis/self hypnosis and deep relaxation can assist to  create a positive birth experience

-Learn self hypnosis and deepening techniques

-The uterine muscles and how they work

-Breathing techniques for all stages of labour

-Relaxation techniques  and triggers for relaxation including how to create your own peaceful place

-Releasing negative emotions, fears, and limiting thoughts 

-Your birth plan


Session 2 - Getting ready to welcome your baby

-The importance of practice in preparing your mind & body

-Future Visualisations

-Breathing practice  

-10x down relaxation and create a powerful trigger to go into relaxation

-Learn Lite Touch Massage

-Your body, working with you and for you

-Onset of labour - the stages of labour 

-Positions for labour & birth

-Birth simply explained

-Hallmarks of advanced labour

-The birth companion's role

-Releasing negative emotions and fears 

-Breathing baby down to birth

-Clamping/cutting cord

-Bonding with your baby

As part of preparation of mind and body for childbirth, Caterina highly recommends the following resources to assist you further for your pregnancy and birthing - 

Kylie Phillips at Phillips Family Chiropractic -

Kaylene Henderson at Her Health - Homeopathy Birth Kits

Jeff Clarkson - Peace & Quiet Album - The perfect relaxation  music for practice and birthing  -

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