Hypnobirthing®: The Mongan Method
HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method was created over twenty five years ago by method founder, Marie Mongan. She realized that when fears in pregnancy are acknowledged and women supported by loving, calm partners, then pain in childbirth could be lessened or eliminated. Millions of families have utilized this process all over the world to help them have beautiful, calm and satisfying births.
This method was traditionally a "Natural Birth" method of Childbirth preparation, however, we know today that every family needs the helpful processing and planning that HypnoBirthing can offer. Through a very simple program of relaxation, self hypnosis and education, women learn to release emotions tied to fear-based stories and misinformation. They are helped to see birth as normal and they learn to trust that their bodies know how to bring their babies into the world in a more calm and gentle way.
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. 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.
What you will learn
This class will begin by working on the "what to expects" of childbirth, normalizing the process for both partners as well as working on creating a plan for your ideal birth, together. We will delve into all normal aspects of a comprehensive childbirth education class; breathing, stages of labor, birth plans, natural childbirth vs pain relief options, medical interventions, and comfort measures. We will also work on a solid foundation of relaxation and breaking the Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle that can affect your birth in a negative way. Your Birth Companion will learn many useful tools and tips to help support the birthing mom. This class is ideal for anyone wishing to work through fears, focus on calm, and work closely with their partner to have a more satisfying birth.
HypnoBirthing® will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts.
Fully in control.
Working closely with your Birth Companion.
Satisfied with your birth.
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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** June series skips July 14
*** September series skips October 6
Sunday classes meet from 6:30-9:00 pm in the yoga studio.
Class fee includes expectant person and a birth partner.
Materials fee of $15 due to the instructor in addition to your class registration fee.
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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