HypnoBirthing focuses on achieving a gentle, calm and positive birth experience.

Getting Started with HypnoBirthingCongratulations on your Pregnancy!

If you’re an expectant parent who is interested to know more about HypnoBirthing classes, then you’re in the right spot!

We have HypnoBirthing practitioners all around the world, and with over 180 gold seal trained practitioners in Australia that teach The Mongan Method, you can easily find an instructor near you.

Click here to search our Certified Practitioner Directory now.

Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.
~ Robin Lim

 

 

Why Choose a HypnoBirthing Course?

Women nowadays, seem to hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. Too often associating it with excruciating pain.  This causes bodies to tense, stress, and become unable to perform what should be a normal physiological function.  HypnoBirthing Courses teaches a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education enhanced by relaxation, self‑hypnosis and guided visualisations that allow women to call upon their natural abilities to bring their babies into this world in safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing.

HypnoBirthing teaches a woman how to release all prior emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and resistant muscles. When giving birth with HypnoBirthing, a mother is not in a trance or asleep but instead in a state of deep relaxation—awake, aware, and fully in control.

Six Techniques of HypnoBirthing

  • Relaxation
  • Breathing
  • Visualisation
  • Self Hypnosis / Deepenings
  • Affirmations
  • Education

These techniques taught in ‘The Mongan Method’ are performed over a series of five confidence- building classes.  Parents learn what makes labour painful; but more importantly, they learn the logic behind why labour doesn’t have to hurt and what they can do about it. Mums and their birth companions study the physical and chemical changes that occur over a period of time when fear and anxiety are allowed to accumulate. This awareness of the fight, flight, or freeze response helps them to choose calm. They practice exercises in class, designed to help them see the relationship between fear and the possibility of pain. These exercises become life skills that also shore up their parenting skills. Armed with this knowledge, the pattern of calming techniques and steps that they learn helps them to create endorphins and avoid the effect of the negative hormones that cause their bodies to constrict, rather than open.

The overall effect is that birthing parents are better able to appreciate the benefits of calm, gentle birthing, making the experience a joyful one for mother, baby, and birth companion—benefits that can last a lifetime.

The five-week series includes a textbook, relaxation CD or Mp3, and everything you need to know to reconnect with your birthing instincts and create an amazing birthing experience.

What we teach week by week

Session 1: Building A Positive Expectancy

Session 2: Falling in Love With Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body
Session 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
Session 4: Overview of Childbirth—A Labour of Love
Session 5: Birthing—Breathing Love, Bringing Life

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How do we do this?

We discuss:
• Breathing techniques that quickly create a state of relaxation and comfort;
• Positions and techniques to bring about a deeper level of relaxation;
• Visualisations to make birthing easier;
• Methods to bring about a natural start to labour;
• What to expect during the last few weeks, at the onset and during labour and how the body will work with you;
• How to clear anxieties, limiting beliefs or fear surrounding birth;
• How the birth companion can help and be a real part of the birth; and more….

We have many skilled, experienced and passionate Practitioners from varied backgrounds including; midwifery, nursing, hypnotherapy and counselling. Please accept our invitation to introduce you to this empowering antenatal course. You will discover it is not just about birth; it is a life experience.

HypnoBirthing classes are taught by a group of passionate individuals who have studied HypnoBirthing, through the Institute, and connected with the teachings of our founder, Marie Mongan.

We don’t offer a way for you to sign up for classes directly on this site, however, we have given our Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioners a way to list their course dates/times etc on our website so that you can easily see what’s available in your area and at a convenient time for you.

Click here to search our HypnoBirthing Class Directory now. Not all practitioners list their classes here, so if there isn’t a class showing near you, search the Practitioner Directory.

We also have a directory of support service providers, who understand the principles of HypnoBirthing and are supportive of its teachings. This list contains holistic health practitioners, gynaecologists, midwives, doulas etc. Please click here to search our support providers directory. 

*Fees: The Certified Practitioners offering HypnoBirthing classes in your area are independent businesses and set their own fees.

A bonding experience for couples

The HypnoBirthing course is for couples or for expectant mothers and their birth support people. Something very unique about our program and practitioners is that we are dedicated to ensuring that this education experience is special for both the expectant mother and father.

Our commitment to ensuring that this experience is special for the mothers as well as the dads and partners has extended into many of our practitioners being trained in the ‘Becoming Dad Certification’, that teaches how to effectively work with expectant and new fathers to achieve the best possible outcomes.

HypnoBirthing Advantages

  • Teaches you deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and pain
  • Gives dad / partner or birth companion an integral role in the birthing
  • Teaches you and your birthing partner how to work alongside your birthing team to achieve the birth you desire
  • Shortens the first phase of labour by several hours
  • Leaves you feeling alert, fresh and awake with energy during your labour
  • Reduces the need for an episiotomy
  • Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby whatever turn their birthing takes
  • Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting
  • Teaches you breathing techniques that allows you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing
  • Allows you and your partner to approach birth and parenting informed and empowered

Data shows that HypnoBirthing mums have:

  • Fewer interventions and surgical births
  • Decreased use of oxytocics or AROM
  • Shorter first and second-phase labor
  • Fewer pre-term and low-weight babies
  • Lessened or eliminated need for analgesia
  • Happier and content mothers and babies
  • Babies alert; able to nurse almost immediately
  • Fewer cases of post-partum depression reported
  • Infants with higher than average APGAR scores

Ongoing Support is the key to success

When you book into our course you won’t be waved goodbye and good luck at the end of the 5 sessions, as each of our practitioners gives you an ongoing continuity of care, which means you will have continued support up until the birth, and post-natally. We want to ensure that you have understood and adapted all of the techniques, and have support for any circumstances that may arise. This level of nurturing and care, is something you won’t get from an online course, or other courses. We pride ourselves in a more personal approach to support parents through this wonderful experience of pregnancy and birth, and helps you settle into that delicate time after birth feeling supported.

HypnoBirthing Supports You However You Birth

We educate and prepare you for a positive birth experience. Birth is unpredictable, and we give you tools and techniques to be prepared for any scenario in birth, so that you can make the best decisions and lead the birth down a road that is not intervened unnecessarily. If you are required to have a caesarean, our course is still relevant to you, and we have lots of resources and materials to support you for any special circumstance. In the HypnoBirthing International program, you will learn about all your options. We support couples wherever they choose to birth, and however they choose to birth. 

We believe that pregnancy and birth should be a couples greatest achievement, not their greatest fear. Let us support you to make this journey a positive one that you will hold close to  your heart always!

Find out more about HypnoBirthing and what you’ll learn in the course!

What Does ‘Becoming Dad Certified’ Mean?

Many of our practitioners have successfully completed Becoming Dad Professional training and know how to effectively engage, educate and support dads in father-focused and male-friendly ways.

This matters because most expectant and new dads don’t receive this level of focus during their ‘becoming dad’ journeys. Dads need this – not only to be the supportive partner they want to be, but also to feel empowered in their own experience. You can be sure that as a dad or partner, we know how to support you too, and are dedicated to ensuring that you will feel confident and empowered in this important time.

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