HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather captures what naturally happens in birth when birth happens naturally. This perspective was reintroduced most recently in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who, in the 1920s, was one of the first to teach the concept of natural birthing. The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.
The class is designed to teach mothers and their birth companions techniques for achieving a safe and satisfying birth experience through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing. The class is a series of five, three hour classes. It is recommended for women to take the class any time after their twelfth week of pregnancy. A partner is encouraged to attend.
During class you will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony when your body is sufficiently relaxed and you trust birth. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.
The class is designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
Class size is limited to five couples to ensure personal attention.
DURING THE HYPNOBIRTHING CLASS YOU WILL LEARN:
How the mind and emotions affect the body
Why labor hurts and why it doesn’t have to
Techniques of deep relaxation to help you eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
How your body is naturally designed to nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort
To create your body’s own natural relaxant, the safest labor enhancement
To release fear, the enemy of labor
Natural ways to bring your body into labor without artificial chemical induction
How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful
How to prepare your Birth Plan
Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world
To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby
Optimal birth positions
Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing
Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
What do you receive when you take this HypnoBirthing Birth preparation class
Your own copy of the 302-page HypnoBirthing Text, HypnoBirthing– The Mongan Method
Five professionally written scripts for your home practice
Two CDs for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program
cornerstone disk, Rainbow Relaxation)
Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
A set of Birth Prompts for your birth Companion
A free hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition
Body toning exercises to physically prepare for birth
For more information go to the HypnoBirthing FAQs page