Hypnobirthing

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The Mongan Method
Taking the Birthing World by Calm
 
The HypnoBirthing® childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for creating a satisfying, calm, and comfortable birthing experience. HypnoBirthing® teaches a mother, along with her birth companion, the joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable and often pain-free manner that most nearly mirrors nature. Mothers learn how to use relaxation and self-hypnosis to eliminate the fear and tension that can cause long labor and pain, replacing it with confidence, calm and comfort. HypnoBirthing® moms will learn how to call upon their bodies' own natural epidural, lessening or even eliminating pain and the need for medication. Most mothers tell of shorter labor times, more energy and awareness at the time of birth, profoundly deep bonding between parents and baby, and faster postnatal recovery times. The experience of these mothers will help you know that you can have the peaceful, beautiful birth that nature intended.

 

A Celebration of Life

Your baby’s birth is one of the most important and memorable times in your life. This is a tender event, one that should be honored and treated with respect.
The HypnoBirthing® childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for creating a satisfying, calm, and comfortable birthing experience. When a woman is properly prepared for birth… when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner it does with all other creatures.

HypnoBirthing® teaches a mother, along with her birth companion, the joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable and often pain-free manner that most nearly mirrors nature. Mothers learn how to use relaxation and self-hypnosis to eliminate the fear and tension that can cause long labor and pain, replacing it with confidence, calm and comfort. HypnoBirthing® moms will learn how to call upon their bodies' own natural epidural, lessening or even eliminating pain and the need for medication.

You will be fascinated as you view HypnoBirthing® films, showing laboring mothers, awake, alert and in good humor as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can know when you are free of the fear that causes pain and tension. Through self-hypnosis, special breathing, and visualization, HypnoBirthing® teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles. HypnoBirthing® is a childbirth education series taught in 5 - 2 ½ hour sessions that will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. With HypnoBirthing®, you will not be in a trance or a sleep state. You will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.


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 energy for actual birthing.
  • Eliminates risk of hyperventilation from "shallow" breathing methods.
  • Promotes special bonding of mother, baby and birth companion.
  • More rapid postnatal recovery.
  • Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended.
  • Creates a more integral role for the birth companion.

In the HypnoBirthing® Program, You will Learn:

  • Relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques to achieve a safer, easier and more comfortable birth.
  • How these techniques can also shorten labor.
  • The creation and control of the body's own natural anesthesia, the only safe labor enhancement.
  • The source of the myth that pain must accompany normal birthing.
  • Why women in other cultures have birthing almost entirely free of discomfort.
  • How the mother's body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth her baby with ease and comfort.
  • Practice in deep relaxation during and between uterine surges.
  • Natural ways to bring your body into labor without chemical induction.
  • How you and your birth companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene, and joyful rather than tense and stressful.
  • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing.
  • The importance of prenatal and perinatal bonding.

 

Useful and Interesting HypnoBirthing® Info and Links
 
We now have many years of stories about the benefits of HypnoBirthing®. You may want to take a moment to read some of them on the website of the HypnoBirthing® Institute. Most mothers tell of shorter labor times, more energy and awareness at the time of birth, profoundly deep bonding between parents and baby, and faster postnatal recovery times. The experience of these mothers will help you know that you can have the peaceful, beautiful birth that nature intended.

Elmhurst Yoga Shala began providing HypnoBirthing® classes in the Spring of 2007.
 More articles on HypnoBirthing®
  Article from TIME Magazine
  Article from Discovery Health
  Article from About.com
  Article from Parenthood.com
Learn HypnoBirthing®
from a Certified HypnoBirthing® Instructor
in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and have the child birthing experience you deserve.
 
Each HypnoBirthing® course is taught in a series of five2 1/2  hour small group classes.
 
We recommend moms and their birth companions enroll in the course during the second or early in the third trimester of pregnancy to allow ample time for practice. Privates can be arranged at a higher tuition fee for late third trimester moms or if small group classes cannot be attended. For a successful HypnoBirthing® experience, moms and birth companions need to commit to attending all 5 classes.

Classes are taught by Robin Ross, HBCE, CD(DONA), CAPPA and Tricia Fitzgerald, M.Ed, HBCE
 
Tuition is $350.00 for 5 class group course.
A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to pre-register with the Enrollment and Agreement Form for this course.

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