The Mongan Method, the original HypnoBirthing® method, is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a “rebirth” of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago. Way back when women weren't hesitant to give birth, back when it was a holy act. It was rediscovered by Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who, in the 1920s, was one of the first to forward the concept of natural birthing. He wrote books about this, which Mrs. Mongan read. The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor. Mrs. Mongan experienced pain-free birth herself!
You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony –as they were designed to– when your body is sufficiently relaxed and you trust birth and your body. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.
When you have your baby with this method, you will not be 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'll know everything that goes on around you, whilst being in a deep relaxation.
You will be conversant and happy, totally relaxed, but fully in control. Awake throughout, you will be aware of your body’s surges and your baby’s progress; but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree and the manner in which you will feel the surges. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear 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 and cause pain.
Trained HypnoBirthing® educators, like me, are successfully teaching women and their birthing companions to trust their body's and release all fear and limiting thoughts. HypnoBirthing®practitioners can be found in over 46 countries throughout the world!
“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”
- Marie Mongan