The Marie Mongan Method
The Original Hypnosis for Birth Program
The HypnoBirthing® Childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. HypnoBirthing® teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or eliminate discomfort and the need for medication. When a pregnant person 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 other creatures.
You will be fascinated as you view HypnoBirthing® films showing laboring people, awake, alert and in good humor as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can know when you are free of the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome.
HypnoBirthing® teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles.
HypnoBirthing® will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. With HypnoBirthing®, you will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.
Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and, thus, pain
Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs
Shortens the first phase of labor
Leaves mother alert, fresh, awake and with energy
Helps keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing
Reduces the need for an episiotomy
Reduces and often eliminates fatigue during labor
Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby
Gives the birthing companion an integral role in the birthing
Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting
Teaches breathing techniques that allow a woman to gently breathe her baby into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing.
Tuition (Updated for the 2024 schedule)
Virtual Classes $325
In-Person Classes $375
for you and your birth partner
includes Full 5 Class Series and all materials
including the official HypnoBirthing® book, downloadable HypnoBirthing® hypnosis tracks, and the official HypnoBirthing® workbook
Private Classes are available.
You make the schedule and pick the place. I come to you!
Contact me for tuition and more information.
Upcoming Class Schedules
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All registrations include you and your birth partner!
The HypnoBirthing® Instinctive Childbirth Education Class Series is a total of five 2 1/2 hour classes.
What you get:
Your own copy of the 302-page HypnoBirthing Text, HypnoBirthing– The Mongan Method
Spiral bound supplemental materials including 5 professionally written scripts for your home practice
MP3 for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone download, Rainbow Relaxation)
Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
A set of Birth Prompts for your birth companion
Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
A hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition
Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing, plus
Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
Private instruction if desired
Small classes for personal attention
Body toning exercises and practice
The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation
Commonly asked questions:
When should I start classes?
Any time after your first trimester! This course is designed for pregnancy, labor, birth and gives your tools you can use for the rest of your life. The latest you'd want to start the class series is 33 weeks gestation since it's a 5 week course.
Does my partner need to attend? What if I don't have a partner?
Partners are encouraged to attend. If a partner can only attend a few classes, that is better than nothing, and the first class is especially important. No partner? No problem - feel free to bring any other support person, such as family, friend, doula, etc.
Will I have a pain free birth?
No one can make any guarantees about the way your birth will unfold. HypnoBirthing classes greatly REDUCE the amount of "pain" you experience as well as transform the way you experience "pain" in labor. HypnoBirhthing students report using an epidural only 23% of the time compared to the national average of 71%.
If you would like more information or if you would like to apply for the
Mindful Family Wellness HypnoBirthing Scholarship
please contact me and I will send you an application.
One Scholarship available for each class series.
Scholarships are not available for private classes at this time.