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
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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*
"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