HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method Education for Natural Childbirth
What is HypnoBirthing®?
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HypnoBirthing® was developed 15 years ago in the U.S. and is a childbirth method that uses hypnosis to eliminate pain and fear from the birthing experience.

The method is based on the work of English obstetrician and founder of the Natural Childbirth Trust, Dr. Grantly Dick-Read. Back in the early 1900s Dick-Read noticed that women who were calm and had positive expectations of their birthing, tended to experience less pain than women who were frightened. He came to realise that their fear created tension, and the tension caused their muscles to tighten, causing a more difficult labour.

Marie Mongan, an American hypnotherapist combined Dick-Read's ideas and her own knowledge as a hypno-anaesthesiologist to create "HypnoBirthing®". With the aid of self-hypnosis, a woman can bring her body into a state of deep relaxation in which the body's muscles can work the way they're meant to during childbirth.

How Does it Work?
Through classes reinforced by audio and video programs, pregnant women learn to achieve deep relaxation by practicing methods of visualization and self-hypnosis. These techniques are also taught to birth companions, who learn to help deepen and support the birthing mother's level of relaxation during birthing. By learning techniques to manage the tension caused by fear and anxiety, the labouring mum approaches the birth feeling calm, confident, aware, and in control.

What you will learn:

  • Everything you need to know to know to achieve a safer, easier, and more comfortable birth.
  • To explode the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labour.
  • How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture, and birth your baby with ease and comfort.
  • To create your body’s own natural relaxant, the only safe labour enhancement.
  • Natural ways to bring your body into labour without artificial chemical induction.
  • How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene, and joyful rather that tense and stressful.
  • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing.
  • To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way nature intended

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Suzanne Austen • HypnoBirthing® Practitioner • New Zealand • e: info@HypnoBirthing.co.nz

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