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HypnoBirthing childbirth education

HypnoBirthing® is a trade name for a copyrighted childbirth education program. The use of the name HypnoBirthing®, all HypnoBirthing® materials and the information contained in them is intended for individual, personal use only and may not be used, sold, reproduced, distributed, or in any way disseminated by persons not affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute. If you are seeking classes in HypnoBirthing® for labor and birthing, be sure that the person you have contacted is certified and currently affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute. Ask to see his or her certificate to be sure that you are getting authentic instruction in HypnoBirthing® rather than an imitation. If you have questions or doubts, please contact The HypnoBirthing Institute for verification of the practitioner's affiliation.

Upcoming Class Series - 2023









February 6, 13, 20 and 27 6:30-8:00p

A Hand to Hold Doula Services

1416 Park Avenue, Suite 201

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


These dates don't work for you?  

Schedule a private class for yourself or arrange a group class for you and your friends!

Virtual Classes are available upon request!

*Group and Private*

In-Person Series



"We believe that every woman has within her the power to call upon her natural instincts to bring about the best possible birthing for her baby and herself." ~ Marie F. Mongan

HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method – is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. HypnoBirthing® provides the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing. Emphasis is placed on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on pre-birth parenting and the consciousness of the pre-born baby. As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow and as old as ancient times. It is presented in a series of five, 2 1/2-hour classes.


HypnoBirthing® offers you “Class” and so much more!

What you get:

  • Your own copy of the 302-page HypnoBirthing Text, HypnoBirthing– The Mongan Method
  • 5 information-packed class meetings, helping you to understand why labor is managable
  • 5 professionally written scripts for your home practice
  • 2 CDs for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone disk, Rainbow Relaxation)
  • Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
  • A set of Birth Prompts for your birth Companion
  • Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
  • A hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
  • A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition
  • Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing, plus
  • Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
  • Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
  • Private instruction if desired
  • Small classes for personal attention
  • Body toning exercises and practice
  • The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation.


The HypnoBirthing® Advantage
  • Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during, and after birthing.
  • Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers.
  • Shortens the first stage of labor by several hours.
  • Eliminates fatigue during labor, leaving mother fresh, awake and with the energy for actual birthing.
  • Eliminates the risk of hyperventilation from shallow breathing methods.
  • Promotes special bonding of mother, baby, and birthing companion.
  • More rapid postnatal recovery.
  • Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience that nature intended.
  • Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion.
The cost of the group classes $400, this fee includes
The HypnoBirthing book and practice CD
HypnoBirthing® classes are presented in a format of five, 2 1/2 hour classes.  If you are very near your birthing time, it is possible to make special arrangements for individual classes.

In the five classes you will be taught the following:


Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy

Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy

The History of Women and BirthingWhy and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing

How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth

How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts

The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing

Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos


Unit 2: Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body

The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques

Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques

Breathing techniques for labor and birthing

Hypnotic relaxation and visualization

Selecting the right care provider

The Birth companion’s role in birthing

Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning


Unit 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby

Preparing Birth Preference Sheets

Preparing the Body for Birthing

Light Touch Labor Massage

Your body working for and with you

Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor

Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.


Unit 4: An Overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love

Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase

Birth explained simply

Settling in at the hospital or birthing center

Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth

As labor moves along – passing time through labor

Hallmarks of laborIf labor rests or slows – Companion’s  prompts and activities

As labor advances – birthing with your baby

Protecting the natural birthing experienceBirth rehearsal imagery


Unit 5: Birth – Breathing Love – Bringing Life

Moving into birthing

Positions for descent and birthing

Breathing baby down to birth

Baby moves to the breast

Family bonding with your baby

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