HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method
What is hypnobirthing®?
HypnoBirthing® is a complete Childbirth Education Series comprised of five, 3 hour classes. This course is designed to guide you through establishing a regular practice of deep relaxation and meditation. By learning to release fear and physical tension, the mind can more easily relax to allow birth to unfold. Through discussions of physiological birth, optimal labor positions, breathing techniques, and personal preferences you will be empowered to increase your own comfort measures and welcome your child with present awareness. The practical tools offered are applicable to all birth settings and invaluable resources for parenting through the postpartum period and beyond.
The knowledge of how to give birth naturally lies within each and every woman. Our bodies were designed to give birth, and believe it or not, we all have the power to labor comfortably and give birth joyfully! HypnoBirthing® provides the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing. Emphasis is placed on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on pre-birth parenting and the consciousness of the pre-born baby.
You’ll be equipped with the tools techniques which you will use not only for birth but for the rest of your life in those moments when you need calm and serenity (hello toddler tantrums!). You will also have the opportunity to release any fears, stories, or experiences which may have the potential to hold you back from having the positive birth you’ve been dreaming about.
As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow and as old as ancient times.
Benefits of HypnoBirthing®:
One of the best things about HypnoBirthing, is that you cannot fail at it. There is no “right” way to HypnoBirth. Home birth… cesarean birth… induction… birth center… epidural… this program will give you the tools to stay calm and relaxed no matter how your birth story unfolds – planned or not! Even better is that when you prepare with HypnoBirthing, your odds of needing medication or intervention actually go down, take a look!
The average HypnoBirthing birth is >50% shorter than other births
Reduces and often eliminates fatigue during labor
Reduces the incidence of preterm labor by 67%
Results in fewer breach presentations by 45%
Reduces and may eliminate the need for chemical painkillers and drugs
Lower incidence of induction and usage of Pitocin for speeding up labor
A lower incidence of cesarean section by approximately 60%
Teaches breathing techniques that allow a woman to gently breathe her baby into the world without the hard, physical pushing, which often results in tearing and the need for sutures.
The class Details
Group Class - $400
The entire HypnoBirthing® course consists of five 3-hour classes totaling fifteen hours of hand-on learning time for you and your Birth Companion and can be taken at anytime in your pregnancy.
It is designed to fully prepare you to birth in a hospital, birth center, or home environment. Your course materials include the textbook HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie Mongan, a full course packet, and downloadable self-hypnosis & affirmations audio tracks. This course is self-guided- I give you the tools during class and you should plan to set aside time every day to practice the techniques.
Sessions are held Tuesday evenings in La Mirada.
In addition to the HypnoBirthing philosophy and techniques, in this comprehensive childbirth education program you will learn what questions you should be asking your provider at your prenatal visits, what to expect from the different stages of labor, how to best prepare for a hospital birth, best practices and positions for optimal fetal positioning, a variety of laboring positions, how to best navigate any special circumstances should your labor venture off-course, and evidence-based practices for early newborn care and breastfeeding.
Private Class - $900
Private childbirth classes are great for those with scheduling conflicts or closer to their due date. Classes are held in the privacy of your home and include all course materials listed below. Please contact me to explore availability & scheduling, and answer any questions you may have.
When taking Hypnobirthing® with us you receive:
Series of 5 weekly 3-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
Upcoming class start dates with current availabilty:
January 8, 2019
February 12, 2019
March 19, 2019
April 23, 2019
May 28, 2019