HypnoBirthing®

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HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a "rebirth" of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago and as it was recaptured in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who, in the 1920s, was one of the first to forward 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 labour.

You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony--as they were designed to--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. 

When you have your baby with HypnoBirthing®, you will not be in a trance or a sleep. What you will experience is similar to the daydreaming, or focusing, that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or a movie or staring into a fire. 

You will be conversant and in good spirits--totally relaxed, but fully in control. Awake throughout, you will be aware of your body's surges and your baby's progress; but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree and the manner in which you will feel the surges. 

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.

HypnoBirthing® offers you "Class" and so much more!

* Your own copy of the 302-page HypnoBirthing Text, HypnoBirthing-- The Mongan Method
* 5 information-packed class meetings, helping you to understand why labor doesn't have to hurt
* 5 professionally written scripts for your home practice
* 2 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
* Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
* A free hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
* A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition
* Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing, plus
* Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
* Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
* Private instruction if desired
* Small classes for personal attention
* Body toning exercises and practice
* The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation

It is presented in a series of five, 2 1/2-hour classes.
 

What You Will Learn in HypnoBirthing® Classes

 

Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy


• Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy
• The History of Women and Birthing
• Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
• How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
• How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
• The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
• Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos
 

Unit 2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body
 

• The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
• Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
• Breathing techniques for labor and birthing
• Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
• Selecting the right care provider
• The Birth companion’s role in birthing
• Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning
 

Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
 

• Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
• Preparing the Body for Birthing
• Light Touch Labor Massage
• Your body working for and with you
• Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
• Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.
 

Unit 4: An overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love
 

• Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
• Birth explained simply
• Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
• Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
• As labor moves along – passing time through labor
• Hallmarks of labor
• If labor rests or slows – Companion’s prompts and activities
• As labor advances – birthing with your baby
• Protecting the natural birthing experience
• Birth rehearsal imagery
 

Unit 5: Birth – Breathing Love - Bringing Life
 

• Moving into birthing
• Positions for descent and birthing
• Breathing baby down to birth
• Baby moves to the breast
• Family bonding with your baby

 

When is the best time to start HypnoBirthing?

The best time to start the class is around 30 weeks. However, upon registration and paid deposit you will be sent your books and CDs to begin home study, if you wish.