Taking the world by calm


HypnoBirthing® a rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that when a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience the joy of birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable way.

HypnoBirthing® is the work of Marie F. Mongan, Founder and Director of the HypnoBirthing® Institute.

Marie developed the HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education program over twenty five years ago and today HypnoBirthing® is the Gold Standard of Childbirth Education across the globe, with classes taught in over 45 countries. HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method is recognised here in Australia as the Gold Standard of Birthing.

HypnoBirthing® Practitioners following the code of ethics laid down by the HypnoBirthing® Institute, are rewarded with a Gold Seal.  This Gold Seal assures families that the information they receive is the most relevant, up to date and follows HypnoBirthing® teaching guidelines.


birthingWhy HypnoBirthing works…

According to Dr Grantly Dick-Read, when fear is not present neither is pain.  Fear causes the arteries leading to the uterus to constrict and become tense, creating pain.  In the absence of fear, the muscles relax and become pliable, and the cervix is able to naturally thin and open as the body pulsates rhythmically and expels the baby with ease.

Through deep relaxation and innate breathing, you can rid your body of the debilitating fear that creates tension and labour pain.  HypnoBirthing® creates the ideal platform for women, their partners and their babies to learn the necessary tools in order to achieve their ultimate birth wishes.

It reminds us that birth is normal and natural, and like the bodies of other mammals in nature, a healthy pregnant woman instinctively knows how to birth, just as their bodies instinctively know how to conceive and nurture the development of their babies.

“According to physiological law, all natural, normal functions of the body are achieved without peril or pain.  Birth is a natural, normal, physiological function for normal, healthy women and their healthy babies.  It can, therefore, be inferred that healthy women, carrying healthy babies, can safely birth without peril or pain”.
 Dr Jonathon Dye, 1891

HypnoBirthing® practitioners in Australia

The concept of HypnoBirthing® as a childbirth education program was first introduced into Australia in 2000 and took some time to become well established.

In 2005, the HypnoBirthing® Institute established their Faculty Member, Marilyn Colvin Boon to facilitate regular training and workshops throughout Australia, assisting the Institute in establishing recognition of their name throughout Australia and establish a more cohesive network for their practitioners.

As HypnoBirthing® began spreading through the community it soon caught the interest of other professionals such as obstetricians, physicians, midwives, hypnotherapists, counsellors, doulas, physiotherapists and yoga teachers – all impressed by the birth experiences they were hearing about. HypnoBirthing®– the Mongan Method is now recognised throughout Australia as the Gold Standard of Childbirth Education, and has been implemented into a number of public and private hospital antenatal education programs due to its credibility.

At the end of 2014, Marilyn Colvin Boon retired after 10 years, and Anthea Thomas and Rona Spicer were appointed by the HypnoBirthing® Institute as the new faculty and trainers for Australia with a professional leadership team to support them.

HypnoBirthing® the Mongan Method now has 160 practitioners in Australia, and is the only HypnoBirthing® program with research, data and proven results. We are the fastest growing childbirth education program nationally and internationally, now being integrated into Australian hospital antenatal education programs.

Fear can be overcome only by Faith.
~Dr. Grantly Dick-Read

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