“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change”. ~ Marie Mongan, the founder of HypnoBirthing®
HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method is a unique method of calm and relaxed natural childbirth education enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. It is a series of prenatal classes that based on the philosophy that birth is normal, natural and a healthy event. HypnoBirthing equips couples with deep relaxation techniques such as specific breathing techniques for different phases of labour, deep relaxation methods, visualisation, affirmation and fear release sessions. Make your parenthood journey a lot easier and more joyful experience.
HypnoBirthing® combines science and nature. It returns confidence to expectant parents by providing evidence based information, debunks myths of childbirth, remove fears related to birthing, takes into consideration the psychological factors of the family that affect the birthing process. It prepares expectant woman and her birth companion a positive mindset with relaxation exercises to condition the mind and body towards preparing for a Healthy and the most satisfying birth and emphasizing the feeling for the baby from womb to birth.
HypnoBirthing is a combination of Lamaze Childbirth Education, Bradley Husband Coached Childbirth Method and Hypnosis . It is presented in a fascinating series of five classes that educate, inform, inspire and empower expectant parents to birth the way they desire and that birth doesn’t have to be a traumatic event but a celebration of life.
Mind over Body
HypnoBirthing® provides the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, healthier and easier birthing. It returns women the confidence in birthing by tapping into the body’s own natural relaxant, release of endorphins, the natural painkiller 200 times more powerful than morphine; and thus reduce much discomfort and minimise the use of harmful chemical painkillers and drugs. Keeping maternal emotional outlook towards childbirth a positive one.
Husband/Birth Companion Involvement
Husband is no longer feeling helpless but learn to work with the labouring woman to welcome their baby into this world gently. HypnoBirthing® embraces a family approach involving the husband or her partner an integral role, brings the family closer. During the labouring process, partner is taught ways to help the labouring woman to relax and stay focus so she can stay more connected to her body.
Baby Friendly Approach
Expectant parents are taught positive prebirth parenting and emphasize on understanding baby’s feeling from womb to birth. Women learn to trust her body with her own innate power to breathe her baby down the birth path instead of forced pushing. Allowing baby enters this world in a calm and gentle manner without being frighten by the rough handling and thus reduces traumatize birth experience.
~What Doctors Are Saying~
“HypnoBirthing® has been one of the few things that I have done in the past several years that has truly changed the way that I practice obstetrics. HypnoBirthing® has brought the birth experience to a new level of enjoyment, not only for the birthing woman and her birth companion, but also for me as a practitioner. Certainly, nine times out of ten, when the babies come out, they are calm and very content and go to the breast immediately. The mother is alert and involved in the birthing process and in bringing her baby to the breast and helping the baby to breast feed. All in all, HypnoBirthing® is a wonderful birth experience.” – Dr. Jeffrey Segil, FACOG, Dover Women’s Health Center
“I have made the transition to HypnoBirthing®-The Mongan Method. I now believe that birthing involves no pain. I have attended over 250 births that have used the techniques and philosophy of HypnoBirthing® – “The Mongan Method”. I realize that I no longer perform deliveries; I attend births and observe the miracle of HypnoBirthing®-The Mongan Method. Every mother has been excited about the birth event. Support people become involved in a meaningful way. I have had no complications. No babies have needed Oxygen or any support other than warming by mother’s body. My C-Section rate is 3%. I have given absolutely no analgesic drugs since I have used HypnoBirthing® -The Mongan Method with mothers.” – Lorne R. Campbell Sr. M.D. Atlanta Medical Center Family Residency Program
~What Mothers Are Saying~
“Hi Yen, thanks to you and HypnoBirthing technique. I managed to breathe through every surge and breathe down my baby as I wish. I had a most wonderful and gentle birth experience ever. I was 9cm opened when I reached hospital. Baby born withing 30 minutes after that.” – Lorraine Sia, second baby in Singapore
“HypnoBirthing provided me with various options to help me through the delivery. I have continued to use some of the techniques to help manage breastfeeding as well” – Whitney Harper Sowards, First time mom, Singapore
“I actually enjoyed my contraction, HypnoBirthing made me realised staying positive is important. It gave me a calm and smooth experience and changed my mindset of childbirth” – Angeline Seo, a mother of two in Singapore
~What Husband is Saying~
“Watching my wife hypnobirthed Johan was extraordinary! I was initially skeptical of the “Hypno” component, the power of the method was in helping us to shift from the dominant birthing mindset of “forcing the task” to one of “facilitating a natural experience”. Through hypnobirthing it was both easy to support my wife and simply beautiful to see her resolved, relaxed, and happy as we welcomed our new son who flowed into the world so peacefully.” ~ Brad Adams, father of two
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These are some of the highlights of HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Classes:
- Evidence based birth practice
- Bring family closer by giving husband an integral role in the labouring process.
- Gain better understanding of how the mind and emotions affect the neuromuscular body-uterine muscles works in harmony during labour when basic conditions are met.
- Why labor hurts and why it doesn’t have to be. Understand the sources of myths about pain in childbirth
- Tapping nature’s own relaxant to create the body’s own natural anesthesia.
- Bonus of releasing fear, the enemy of pain, and negative emotions that may affect the outcome of your birth
- Deep Relaxation and visualisation techniques to eliminate the fear and tension that causes long labor and pain, replacing them with confidence, calm, and comfort.
- Exploration of the benefits of using water as a form of relaxation method in water birth.
- Different birthing positions for a shorter and more comfortable labor.
- Greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers and episiotomy.
- Three special breathing techniques that allow you to work in sync with the movement fo the birthing body and to breathe your baby down into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing.
- Preparing a birth plan and inspire parents to create calm and joyful birthing environment
- Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting.
- Fosters more rapid postnatal recovery even for caesarean birth and continue a stress-free postpartum period
- Know when to go to hospital so as to avoid unnecessary intervention
More details about the class click HypnoBirthing® classes and syllabuses
Clinical Study: 213 patients were enrolled in this study. 155 were in the midwife led education programme and 58 in the self-hypnosis training programme. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in regard of participantsʼ characteristics, Gießen personality score and initial Osgood semantic differential scores. After the midwife led course childbirth was emotionally more negatively scored (displeasure, tarnishing, dimension evaluation [p < 0.05]), whereas after the hypnosis course childbirth was emotionally more positively evaluated (pleasure, harmony, dimension evaluation [p < 0.01] and brightness [p < 0.05]). Further prospective randomised studies are required to test these initial results.
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