Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® is a simple, straightforward program, thoughtfully developed over the years to remind mothers of the simplicity of birth itself. Just as the majority of birthing women do not need interventions and procedures for safe and healthy birth, they do not need a complex set of exercises and scripts to prepare themselves for peaceful, calm and comfortable birthing. The birthing body and the baby know just what to do. Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® is designed to teach women to trust in Nature’s way of birth and to relax and let their bodies do what is needed. By practicing a few key techniques, mothers program their minds and condition their bodies to birth easily. When it comes to programming and conditioning, variety is not necessarily a good thing. Repetition is what gets the best result.
Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. 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.
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.
One of the best things about HypnoBirthing, is that you cannot fail at it. There is no “right” way to HypnoBirth. Home birth… cesarean birth… induction… birth center… epidural… this program will give you the tools to stay calm and relaxed no matter how your birth story unfolds – planned or not! Even better is that when you prepare with HypnoBirthing, your odds of needing medication or intervention actually go down; let’s allow the numbers speak for themselves, shall we?
Between 2010 and 2014 the HypnoBirthing Institute was able to gather some really exciting data showing just how effective the program is. Our HypnoBirthing families reported the below rates for outcomes and birth places!
*compared to the US average of 33%
*compared to the US average of 71%
*compared to the US average of <1%
*compared to the US average of <1%
– Marie F. Mongan
Below are the start dates for each upcoming series, which will meet at the same day/time for 5 consecutive weeks, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration and deposit are required to hold your spot!
If another date would work better for you, please let me know – I can sometimes be flexible with future class dates.
Pre-registration is required. You may either pay the full amount upon registration or you may pay a non-refundable deposit of $200. Balance is due in full before the start of the first class. To register for a series, please complete the registration form and follow instructions to submit payment. Please contact me at Hi@HypnoBirthingOC.com if you have any questions about the registration process!
Class in a group setting, with 6 couples max
Already taken a HypnoBirthing class but need a refresher? Two 90 minute private sessions in your home
Need to miss one of your group class meetings? We can meet privately to make it up!