Hypnobirthing®: The Mongan Method
For most of their lives, women have been inundated with the negative stories of other women’s birth experiences. Everyone, from their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and even strangers, wants to tell them the horrors of giving birth. They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with birth; and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension often prevents them from easily performing the normal, physiological function of birth. The result?—exactly what they feared most--long, painful, disappointing birthings.
People who are drawn to HypnoBirthing have long been searching for a way that helps women give birth as calmly, safely, and gently as possible. Until HypnoBirthing® was founded, it seemed almost unattainable.
What you will learn
Through a very simple program of self-hypnosis and education, women learn to release emotions tied to fear-based stories and misinformation, and they are helped to see birth as normal. They learn to trust that their bodies know how to bring their babies into the world in the calm and gentle way that Nature intended.
HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. This amazing program teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn how to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen, or even eliminate, discomfort and the need for medication. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, Nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all animal mothers in Nature.
HypnoBirthing® will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. With HypnoBirthing®, you will not be in a trance or a sleep state. You will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.
This is a comprehensive birth class which will teach you all the basics of the birthing experience, including stages of labor, what to expect in your chosen birth setting, and more.
Why people love this class
"Knowledgeable and informative instructor."
"Videos helped illustrate peaceful birth."
"Gave explicit examples that clarified the entire process, made me feel confident in my upcoming experience."
"The teacher was very knowledgeable and had a lot of personal experience that contributed positively to our learning in the class."
"Class was excellent!"
"Great balance of Hypnobirthing techniques, plus general information about labor etc."
Class & Registration Information
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Classes meet 7:00- 9:30pm.
Class fee includes expectant person and a birth partner.
Materials fee of $15 due to the instructor at the first class.
If you find the class you prefer is full, please contact us and we will put you on waiting list. If there is demand, we will do our best to open another class.
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