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The Philosophy of HypnoBirthing®

“The HypnoBirthing® method of childbirth education is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. It is a rewarding, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing that teaches a mother, along with her birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable, and often pain-free manner that most nearly mirrors nature. The HypnoBirthing Program was developed in 1989 by Marie Mongan and is based on the work of English obstetrician, Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, the father of Natural Childbirth. HypnoBirthing® proponents subscribe to the belief that when a women is given the proper preparation for childbirth, she and her birthing companion can experience a safe, serene, and satisfying birthing, free of the fear that causes tension and pain. When mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all other creatures.”
(Marie F. Mongan, M.ED.,M.HY. – “HypnoBirthing® A Celebration of Life”)

HypnoBirthing® Course Highlights:

  • How the mind and emotions affect the body
  • Why labor hurts and why it doesn't have to
  • Releasing fear-- the enemy of labor
  • Preparing your mind and body for birthing
  • Avoiding artificial induction and episiotomy
  • Developing ultimate depth relaxation
  • Understanding the stages of labor
  • Preparing your Birth Plan
  • Tapping Nature's own epidural
  • Breathing your baby down for birth

You will be amazed to see HypnoBirthing® videos of laboring mothers, calm, alert, and smiling as they experience safe and satisfying births, free of fear and tension. HypnoBirthing® mothers are deeply relaxed, yet fully awake and completely in control as they birth their babies gently into the world.

The HypnoBirthing® Advantages:

  • Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrom before, during and after birthing.
  • Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers.
  • Shortens the first stage of labor by several hours.
  • Eliminates fatigue during labor, leaving mother fresh, awake, and with energy for actual birthing.
  • Eliminates risk of hyperventilation from "shallow" breathing methods.
  • Promotes special bonding of mother, baby and birth companion.
  • More rapid postnatal recovery.
  • Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended.
  • Creates a more integral role for the birth companion.

In the HypnoBirthing® Program you will learn:

  • Relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques to achieve a safer, easier and more comfortable birth.
  • How these techniques can also shorten labor.
  • The creation and control of the body's own natural anesthesia, the only safe labor enhancement.
  • The source of the myth that pain must accompany normal birthing.
  • Why women in other cultures have birthings almost entirely free of discomfort.
  • How the mother's body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth her baby with ease and comfort.
  • Practice in deep relaxation during and between uterine surges.
  • Natural ways to bring your body into labor without chemical induction.
  • How you and your birth companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene, and joyful rather than tense and stressful.
  • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing.
  • The importance of prenatal and perinatal bonding.

Each HypnoBirthing® class is taught in a series of four, three-hour classes, with no more than five couples in each class.

Contact me to discuss a HypnoBirthing® class for you!


For details on dates, time and location email: andra@yogameek.com

Partnering with: "Natural Birth Center"



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