For more than 25 years, HypnoBirthing® has been the most complete childbirth course for parents who want to see their babies born in a calm and loving way.
With the original HypnoBirthing® method, we provide techniques for applying the correct relaxation and breathing techniques. The mother is able to reduce anxiety and stress during the birth process, by remaining fully aware and in control. She will learn to trust her body, to follow the womb muscles, in short, she will learn to let Mother Nature do what it is meant to do.
In this complete childbirth course, the father is also prepared for his duties during the birth process. HypnoBirthing® teaches him to support, care for and partner with his family. This makes the mother feel safe.
HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. It is a rewarding, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm, and joy.
When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience that sort of joy. Giving birth to her baby in an easier, more comfortable, and often even pain-free manner.
Through a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, special breathing techniques, visualization, affirmations, and education, HypnoBirthing® returns to a woman the art of birthing in a way that allows her to summon her natural birthing instincts and to birth her baby in safety and with ease.
Stefanie Gatto Herrera
My name is Stefanie Gatto Herrera. I am originally from Germany, but have been living in Rotterdam since 2013 with my Chilean husband and my son Nicolas. He was born in 2019 and his arrival has changed my life.
Before I was pregnant and during my pregnancy, I heard a lot of traumatic and negative birth stories. In my opinion birth shouldn't be a painful or fearful experience. I came across a different childbirth course: HypnoBirthing. It helped me to empower myself and take responsibility back in giving birth.
I experienced such an incredible birth that I decided I really want to share this knowledge and give other women the opportunity to undergo the miracle of a natural birth. So, in 2019, I became an official Hypnobirthing instructor.
I want women to be empowered, so that they can realize they have freedom of choice and can find the confidence in themselves and in their bodies. I also want to show partners how they can give substance to their supporting role. When women and their partner are well prepared, the optimal conditions are created for a quiet, safe and gentle birth. My goal is to let as many parents and babies experience this as possible.
As an expat in a country with a different language, the birthing system is challenging. For me, it was difficult to find a suitable HypnoBirthing course in English. So, I am glad to offer this childbirth class now in English, but also in German on request.
Corona Update: From the 15th of December all classes will be held online till the 15th of March due to actual lockdown.
Due to the government's announced measures to counteract the spread of the Coronavirus, the HypnoBirthing group courses that are planned on location in Rotterdam are temporarily given via Zoom during the lockdown until 15th of March. As soon as it is possible again, these group courses will be held at the live location again, in small groups, so that sufficient distance can be maintained. You are guaranteed to be able to follow the complete course.
In addition, there are also group courses fully scheduled online. In any case, safe and nice and relaxed from your own couch. You will receive exactly the same information as if you were to follow the group course on location.
Rules for courses at Live Location (if again possible)
Of course, there are some rules that we have to follow:
We greet each other verbally and do not shake hands or hug
Wash or disinfect your hands often, anyway upon entry and exit
Keep 1.5 meters (2 arm lengths) from each other
Stay home with a cold, cough, fever and/or tightness!
If you do have to cough or sneeze, do this on the inside of your elbow
If you have any questions about this, please contact me, also if you prefer to still have online classes.
March / April 2021
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Online Live Course via Zoom
Course language: English
Friday, 19th March
Friday, 26th March
Friday, 02nd April
Friday, 09th April
Friday, 16th April
April / May 2021
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Course language: English
Monday, 12th April
Monday, 19th April
Monday, 26th April
Monday, 03rd May
Monday, 10th May
For private courses or courses in German, please contact me directly.
Group course: € 295 per couple
Private course: € 495 per couple
Refresher course*: € 180 per couple
What is included:
Five 2.5 hours meetings
The book "HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan method" (in English)
Support before, during and after the course (by telephone or e-mail)
You can cancel up to two weeks before the course begins, after which the full course fee is due. Missed meetings can be made up for €75 per meeting in private. If possible, they can be completed with another group free of charge.
More and more health insurers reimburse part of the course. Contact your insurer for more information.
Two 2.5 hours meeting in private. Content can be chosen individually.
For more info, please contact me.
Do you have any questions? Please let me know via the contact form below. You can also email or call me directly. I am happy to help.