So what exactly is HypnoBirthing®?
Care & Mickey 2010 Conclave
HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. Marie Mongan,(she goes by Mickey) M.Ed., M.Hy., of Chichester, New Hampshire, is an award-winning hypnotherapist, who brings over thirty years' experience in education and counseling on the college level and in the private sector. She is a former college dean who, early in her career, was named one of five outstanding educational leaders in New Hampshire and was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship to Harvard University.
Mickey is the mother of four adult children, all born in the late 50s and early 60s. She experienced all four labors without labor medication, using the theories of Dr. Jonathan Dye, of Buffalo, New York, and Grantly Dick-Read, of the UK, two pioneers in natural childbirth. Two of her births were entirely free of anesthesia at a time when it was unheard of, and her husband was by her side in both the labor room and the "delivery" room. Her book, HypnoBirthing® -A Celebration of Life, was written in 1989; her latest book, HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method is now available in leading book outlets and through the HypnoBirthing Institute.
When you have your baby with HypnoBirthing, you will not be in a trance or asleep. What you will experience is similar to the daydreaming or focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or a movie or staring into a fire. You will be conversant and in good spirits--totally relaxed, but fully in control. Awake throughout, you will be aware of your body's surges(contractions); but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree to which you will feel the surges. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state your body's natural relaxant, endorphins, replaces the stress hormones that constrict the muscles and cause pain.
Trained educators of HypnoBirthing are successfully teaching women and their birthing companions the relaxation techniques of HypnoBirthing. These techniques help eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome. Trained educators are currently found throughout the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
What you can gain from this course:
We hope you enjoy the information you gather while you are here. We are excited to meet you and help you to make this pregnancy and birth the best experience it can be. You and your precious baby deserve it!
- A safer birthing experience for mother and baby
- A shorter, more comfortable birth
- A special, integral role for your Birthing Companion
- Fewer incidences of needing medication
- Fewer breech presentations
- Fewer complications and easier resolution in the event of complication
- An awake, refreshed, and energized birthing mother
- A better outcome for mother and baby
- A calm, peaceful birthing environment
- Good natured babies who are better sleepers and eaters
- Happy parents who experience a serene, joyful birth rather than a tense, stressful ordeal
Sincerely - Care & Ashley
"When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change."
-Marie F. Mongan