What is HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method?

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.

Why Choose HypnoBirthing?

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!

15%

Cesarean Rate

*compared to the US average of 33%

23%

Epidural Rate

*compared to the US average of 71%

7%

Birth Center

*compared to the US average of <1%

11%

Home Birth

*compared to the US average of <1%

“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

 

– Marie F. Mongan

Each Class Includes

  • Series of 5 weekly 3-hour class meetings, helping you to understand how to have a calmer, easier birth.
  • Your own copy of the Fourth Edition HypnoBirthing® Text, HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method
  • 4 audio tracks for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone track, Rainbow Relaxation)
  • Professionally written scripts for your home practice
  • Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
  • A set of Birth Prompts for your Birth Companion
  • Well-paced class instruction is designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing.
  • Small classes for personal attention; Private instruction available if desired
  • Good pregnancy nutrition and body toning exercises
  • Several deep relaxation and breathing techniques for use during labor and birthing
  • Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
  • Hypnotic sessions in building birth confidence and eliminating fears

Class Unit Outline

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
Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind and 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
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
An Overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love

 

  • Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
  • Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
  • 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 – 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
  • Birth rehearsal imagery

2018 Group Class Schedule

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.

 

Class location for Thursday Evenings:

 

Backs, Bellies & Babies

22672 Lambert St, Suite 611

Lake Forest, CA 92630

11

January

Thursday Evenings

6:00pm – 9:00pm
31

May

Thursday Evenings

6:00pm – 9:00pm
1

March

Thursday Evenings

6:00pm – 9:00pm
12

July

Thursday Evenings

6:00pm – 9:00pm
19

April

Thursday Evenings

6:00pm – 9:00pm
30

August

Thursday Evenings

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Class location for Saturday Mornings:

 

MOhM Yoga Studio

www.mymohm.com

27001 La Paz Road, Suite 348

Mission Viejo, CA, 92691

13

January

Saturday Mornings

9:00am – 12:00pm

*no class 2/10*

2

June

Saturday Mornings

9:00am – 12:00pm
24

February

Saturday Mornings

9:00am – 12:00pm
21

July

Saturday Mornings

9:00am – 12:00pm
14

April

Saturday Mornings

9:00am – 12:00pm
8

September

Saturday Mornings

9:00am – 12:00pm

Investment

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 at the end to submit payment. Please contact me at Hi@HypnoBirthingOC.com if you have any questions about the registration process!

  • Group Class

    Class in a group setting, with 6 couples max

    $400
  • Refresher Class

    Already taken a HypnoBirthing class but need a refresher? Two 90 minute private sessions in your home

    $200
  • Private Make Up Class

    Need to miss one of your group class meetings? We can meet privately to make it up!

    $150

Ready to prepare for your calm birth experience?