“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change” -Marie Mongan
“My passion is that mothers and fathers everywhere will know the joy of bringing forth babies in a calm, gentle, more comfortable manner without meddlesome interference and intervention and feel empowered to raise their children using the gifts of the Earth and listening to their intuitive voices. After working with childbearing women and their families for more than 30 yrs., I have had numerous witnesses that women truly have everything they need to birth their babies, that pregnancy is a normal, natural, physiologic state for which women’s bodies were perfectly designed. My desire is to help couples trust birth and embrace all that nature intended, following the perfectly designed plan of procreation.”
What is HypnoBirthing®?
HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan 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 and as it was recaptured in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who, in the 1920s, was one of the first to forward the concept of natural birthing. 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.
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. 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 HypnoBirthing®, you will not be in a trance or a sleep. 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 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.
This practitioner is affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute.
The birthing companion is an integral part of the birthing:
1) Creates a family birthing experience.
2) Secures, protects, and ensures a calm, safe, relaxed, unhurried environment.
3) Serves as the mother’s advocate making certain birthing preferences are honored.
4) Serves as a liaison with the birthing facility staff allowing the laboring mother to remain in a state of calm relaxation.
5) Facilitates the mother’s relaxation and comfort.