My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby. ~ Marie F. Mongan
How HypnoBirthing® Works
HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a "rebirth" of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago and as it was recaptured in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who first forwarded the concept of natural birthing in the 1920's. The method teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, 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. 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 birthing.
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 of 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; but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree to which you will feel the surges. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of fear and tension 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.
To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended.
Natural Ways to bring your body into labor without artifical chemical induction.
To explode the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labor.
Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the force of hard physical pushing.
How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful, rather than tense and stressful.
To create your body's own natural relaxant, the only safe labor enhancement.
How your body is naturally designed to concieve, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort.
Techniques of deep relaxation to help you eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome.
Everything you need to know to achieve a safer, easier and more comfortable birth.
How the mind and emotions affect the body
Why labor hurts and why it doesn't have to
Releasing fear, the enemy of labor
Preparing your mind and body for birthing
Avoiding artifical induction and episiotomy
Developing ultimate-depth relaxation
Understanding the stages of labor
Preparing your Birth Preferences
Tapping Nature's own relaxant
Breathing your baby down for birth
HypnoBirthing® in the News
Turn music off to listen to videos.
It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement...The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.~ Dr.Grantly Dick-Read
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