HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

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Why HupnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

HypnoBirthing®, The Mongan Method is a tried and proven method spanning over 25 years that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a programme that considers the psychological, as well as the physical, well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the newborn, independent of context, whether that be in the quiet of a home, a hospital, or a birth center.

The HypnoBirthing® program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditative practice, attention to nutrition and positive body toning. Most importantly it fosters an air of mutual respect for the birthing family, as well as the health-care provider in a traditional health-care system or an alternative setting.

We know you have many choices and many decisions to make for your birthing experience. You have choices in selecting your care provider; you have choices in selecting the environment in which you will bring your baby into the world. Another important choice is that of the childbirth education classes you will choose to prepare for the birth of your baby.

HypnoBirthing® techniques will teach you how to release all prior programming about birth to free yourself of limiting thoughts and emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and resistant muscles. When giving birth with HypnoBirthing®, you are not in a trance or asleep but instead in a state of deep relaxation—awake, aware, and fully in control.

In a series of five confidence-building classes, you will learn what makes labor hurt; but more importantly, the logic behind why labor doesn’t have to hurt and what you can do about it.  We teach both you and your birth companion the physical and chemical changes that occur over a period of time when fear and anxiety are allowed to accumulate. This awareness of the fight, flight, or freeze response helps you to choose calm both during pregnancy and birthing. Through practice of HypnoBirthing® techniques in class, we will help you to see the relationship between fear and the possibility of pain. These exercises become life skills that will also enhance your parenting skills. Armed with this knowledge, the pattern of calming techniques and steps you will learn helps to create endorphins and avoid the effect of the negative hormones that cause bodies to constrict, rather than open.

Hypnobirthing Classes

The Hypnobirthing course runs for five weeks, with each session lasting 2 1/2-3 hours.  The optimum time to begin a course is around 25 weeks’ pregnant, but we can cater for couples right up until the final weeks of pregnancy, offering an intensive weekend workshop for those approaching the final stages and only just considering HypnoBirthing.

For those in the early stages of pregnancy, we advise looking into HypnoBirthing early as courses can get booked up quickly.  As soon as you enroll on a course, we will send out the class text ‘HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method and the relaxation CD, in order that you are able to start preparing for this joyous event.

Prices and Payment

The cost of the five week group HypnoBirthing course is £250.  This includes:

  • HypnoBirthing: the Mongan Method Book.
  • HypnoBirthing Relaxation CD containing Rainbow Relaxation & Affirmation Scripts.
  • HypnoBirthing Package – including: Birth-plan template; When & what questions to ask your healthcare provider; Handouts for what birth companions can do to assist and relax themselves; Further scripts for home practice.
  • Ongoing Telephone/Email Support.
  • Assistance with birth-plan preparation.
  • Access to our online community and private Facebook group, offering support, advice and videos to help you stay in the zone and connected to your baby and your body.

Bespoke private courses are available upon request.  Please get in touch for more details and we will do our best to accommodate you.

To enquire about our HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method Course or book a free taster session contact us or call Sheelah direct on 07956657684.