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"When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change."
-Marie F. Mongan-

About HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan method

HYPNOBIRTHING is not about training mothers to give birth – they already know how to do that.

HYPNOBIRTHING is about training your mind to relax so that your body can do what it is designed for.

HYPNOBIRTHING lets you discover and experience the joy and magic of birth.

Hypnobirth is a rewarding, relaxing and stress free method of birthing that allows mothers to experience the joys of birthing in an easier, more comfortable manner.

Hypnobirthing is an easy to learn method utilizing deep relaxation and focused breathing patterns.

HypnoBirthing teaches mothers and their birth companions relaxation techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization and special breathing; teaches to eliminate the fear and tension you may currently have about giving birth, that cause long labor and pain, replacing it with confidence, calm and comfort.

When having your baby with Hypnobirth what you will experience is similar to the daydreaming or focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a good book or staring at a fire. You will not be in a trance or a sleep state. You will be conversant and in good spirits; totally relaxed, but fully in control. You will always be aware of what is happening to you and around you. You will put yourself back in control of your birth rather than blindly turning your birthing experience over to your Doctor or Midwife. You will be aware of your body’s contractions but will be able to determine the extent to which you feel the surge. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state, your body's natural relaxant, endorphins, replaces the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain. Your body and mind will work in harmony, nature will be free to function in the same well designed manner that it does with all other creatures.

The ideas behind HypnoBirthing® are not new. In London in the 1920s Dr Grantly Dick-Read, an English Obstetrician, first introduced the concept of natural birthing by eliminating tension and fear. Following on from Dr Dick-Read's work, HypnoBirthing® teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to accompany labour.

The HypnoBirthing® method was developed by Marie Mongan, a hypnotherapist who used the techniques during the births of her own children. In 1989 she introduced the HypnoBirthing® method to America. The method was so popular in the United States that she set up the HypnoBirthing® Institute which teaches the method not only to pregnant women but to hypnotherapists, midwives, doulas and HypnoBirthing® mums who run their own classes in 34 countries throughout the world.

The HypnoBirthing® advantage

Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during, and after labor.

Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers.

Shortens the first stage of labor by several hours.

Eliminates fatigue during labor, leaving mother fresh, awake, and with energy for the actual birthing.

Eliminates risk of hyperventilation from "shallow" breathing methods.

Promotes special bonding of mother, baby, and birthing companion.

More rapid postnatal recovery.

Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended.

Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion.

"We believe that every woman has within her the power to call upon her natural instincts to bring about the best possible birthing for her baby and herself"
-Marie F. Mongan


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