About HypnoBirthing

About HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method

HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method – is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. HypnoBirthing® provides the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing. Emphasis is placed on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on pre-birth parenting and the consciousness of the pre-born baby. As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow and as old as ancient times.

HypnoBirthing Classes provide complete labour and childbirth preparation for women and their birth companions.

The program is taught as five weekly classes of 2.5 hrs each.

HypnoBirthing Class outline: You will learn and practice

Week One: Setting the Stage – Building a positive expectation for your calm, relaxed birth
Introduction to HypnoBirthing® Philosophy – Birth is a normal, natural and healthy function of your body
History of Women and Birthing: Where did all this fear come from?
How the muscles of the uterus work in harmony during labour and birth
Introduction to Hypnosis: You thoughts create reactions in your body
How fear affects labour and birth
Breathing exercise for relaxation
Visualization exercise
HypnoBirthing® videos

Week Two: Pre-birthing parenting and bonding;Preparing your mind and body
HypnoBirthing® videos
Understanding the life of your baby in utero
Bonding exercises
Your choices: The difference between OBGYN and midwife; Home versus Hospital birth
Visualizations for an opening cervix
Breathing exercises for labour and birth surges
Mother nature’s birthing program: how your body is hormonally and physiologically prepared to birth your baby
Relaxation exercises
Light touch massage
Pelvic floor exercises
Perineal massage

Week Three: Advanced visualization and deepening
Breathing practice
HypnoBirthing® videos
Labour and visualization exercises
Birth Preferences (aka Birth Plan)
Hospital tour and Home birth prep
Breech presentation
Signs when baby is nearly ready to arrive
Due date
Circumstances that may require medical attention
Avoiding artificial induction – Natural ways to start labour
Emotion Release exercise—Letting go of limiting thoughts, fears and negative messages

Week Four: Overview and Summary of Childbirth
Breathing practice
HypnoBirthing® videos
Is today birthing day? How to tell if it’s true labour
Reviewing the birth Companion’s role: Supporting the mother every step of the way
Labour – Your body and baby set the pace
Visualization exercise

Week Five: Birthing and Bonding
Breathing practice
Birth positions
Baby’s first hour
Mother’s aftercare
Visualizaton exercise

Very important: The HypnoBirthing® program will provide you with all the materials, information, instruction and in-class practice you need to acheive your gentle and comfortable birth. However, home practice of the techniques and exercises taught within the hypnobirthing program is very important to prepare, train and condition your mind and body and increase your confidence in your body and your own abilities.