Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® is a straightforward program developed to remind mothers that childbirth doesn’t have to be complicated. Just as the majority of birthing women do not need interventions or procedures to have a safe and healthy birth, they do not need a complex set of exercises to prepare themselves for peaceful, calm and comfortable birthing. Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® is designed to teach women 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 give birth easily.
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 accompany labor.
During our HypnoBirthing classes, you will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles were designed to work together in perfect harmony when your body is sufficiently relaxed and you trust the process. When you are free from tension and fearful resistance, you will be able to channel your natural birthing instincts into a calm, comfortable birth.
HypnoBirthing is not a trance. What you will experience is more akin to the deep focus of meditation. 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 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 stress hormones are replaced by endorphins, your body’s natural relaxant.
One of the best things about HypnoBirthing, is its flexibility. Since there is no “right” way to HypnoBirth, you can’t fail at it, and it is fully adaptable to your particular birth plan. Whether that involves a home birth, induced labor, a birth center, or an epidural, this program will give you the tools you need to stay calm and relaxed no matter how your birth story unfolds!
Our practice focuses on results, and it’s easy to see how effective HypnoBirthing is at reducing the need for medication or medical intervention from the data we’ve collected. Studies conducted by the HypnoBirthing Institute between 2010 and 2014 show the below rates for outcome measures.