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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.

Each class includes:

  • Series of 5 weekly 2.5-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

Why chose HypnoBirthing?

  • Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during, and after birthing.

  • Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers.

  • Shortens the first stage of labor by several hours.

  • Eliminates fatigue during labor, leaving mother fresh, awake and with the energy needed for actual birthing.

  • Eliminates the risk of hyperventilation from shallow breathing methods.

  • Promotes special bonding of mother, baby, and birthing companion.

  • More rapid postnatal recovery.

  • Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience that nature intended.

  • Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion.

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