“THERE IS A SECRET IN OUR CULTURE, AND IT’S NOT THAT BIRTH IS PAINFUL. IT’S THAT WOMEN ARE STRONG.”
~ LAURA STAVOE HARM
HypnoBirthing ® – The Mongan Method is a complete childbirth education program that teaches expectant couples to view birth as a normal, natural, healthy part of life, rather than a medical emergency. In the absence of fear and tension, a woman’s body is uniquely and perfectly designed to birth comfortably, serenely, and safely. HypnoBirthing dispels the myths and fears that lead to anxiety and negative expectations about the process of normal childbirth. Working with a certified practitioner, parents will learn powerful relaxation techniques that enable mothers to birth as nature intended.
HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The HypnoBirthing® method was developed by Marie Mongan, a hypnotherapist who used the techniques during the births of her own children. 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.
The HypnoBirthing® Premise For most of their lives, women have been inundated with the negative stories of other women’s birth experiences. Everyone, from their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and even strangers, wants to tell them the horrors of giving birth. They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with labor; and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension prohibits their bodies from easily performing a normal physiological function. The result is exactly what they feared most—long, painful birthing or unnecessary intervention.
People who are drawn to this method of childbirth have long been searching for a way to give birth confidently and as calmly, safely, and gently as possible, whether they have chosen to birth in a hospital, a birthing center or at home. Until HypnoBirthing, this kind of birthing almost seemed unattainable for the general population.
Through a very simple program of self-hypnosis and education, healthy, low-risk women, as well as women who need medical assistance because of special circumstances, learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation, and birthing myths, and they are helped to see birth as normal. They learn to trust that their bodies know how to bring their babies into the world in the calm and gentle way that Nature intended.
HypnoBirthing® classes are 5 sessions in Red Hill, Brisbane. Each class is approx 2.5 hours
HypnoBirthing® group classes are $650 per couple, which includes all your class materials. $900 for private classes
HypnoBirthing® classes can be taken at any time during your pregnancy. Around 20-32 weeks is a good time-frame, although later or earlier in your pregnancy will work just as well.
I can not express enough how grateful I am for Moran. I left it to the last minute to organise my HypnoBirthing classes, and yet she was so kind and accommodating. Organising time immediately, to get me up to speed. I had been letting some fear and doubt creep in about birth, and after her informative and supportive classes, I left feeling empowered, secure, and prepared for my birthing experience. My daughter is now 5 months old, and I honestly believe it was the best investment to the most important day of our family’s life. ❤️
** A $100 deposit (non-refundable) is required to register and hold your spot in class. Seating is limited for group classes.
Register as soon as possible to ensure a spot in class.
Private classes are booked to accommodate your schedule and convenience.
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We would just like to let you know that we had a beautiful baby girl, Aurelia on Thursday afternoon.
The labour was amazing and the skills that you were able to pass onto us were just incredible and invaluable to our birthing experience. Whilst things didn’t quite go to plan, we did end up having a natural birth with no pain relief and I know I felt so calm throughout the whole experience and really could just trust my body to do what it needed to (can’t say the same for Adam haha, but he was an amazing birth partner, and the skills he learnt during the course definitely helped me immensely).
So a big, big thank you to you and all of your advice, words cannot express how truly thankful we all are. Aurelia is such a beautiful calm little one and we just couldn’t be happier!”
“Doing the Hypnobirthing course with Moran was the best thing we did throughout my whole pregnancy. I had been quite anxious leading up to the birth of my first baby and was looking for a way to help ease my nerves when I came across Hypnobirthing. Moran made us feel completely at ease from the very first moment we met her and her passion and excitement for the process of Hypnobirthing was infectious. The course gave my birth partners and myself the confidence to enter into my birthing journey feeling informed and empowered. Not only did the meditations help me to keep calm and focused during labour but it also helped me to bond on a deeper level with my baby during my pregnancy. Moran helped give me the courage and the support to have a natural drug free and positive birth experience. I am forever grateful for crossing paths with her and for doing the Hypnobirthing course. I think it’s an absolute must for all soon to be parents.”
“Could not recommend Moran highly enough for both HynpoBirthing classes and placenta encapsulation. She is such a warm, genuine person who made both myself and my husband more confident in our birthing journey by providing excellent knowledge, insight and tips. She was so promt with the turnaround of our placenta encapsulation and it was such a hassle free experience that didn’t involve any thinking on our part at such a busy time!!
Thank you Moran,
Kate, Trevor and Elsie ( Born April 2015 naturally and intervention free )”
“To Moran our amazing doula, you helped make our birthing experience a positive memory. Through your support and education in the HypnoBirthing classes before the birth we were able to apply it to the birth of our beautiful Nausica and learn more about ourselves. We are truly thankful and grateful for your support during the birth. My birth didn’t go according to plan as I developed pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome but you helped me get through it as calmly as I could which resulted in my quick recovery in hospital and a healthy baby girl. It was all the little things that got me through like your words of encouragement and positivity, massages, speaking with the midwives, being able to give Llan a rest, and that every decision I had to make was the right one no matter what I chose. You will always be a special part of our lives as you helped bring our precious Nausica into the world. Thank you for being our doula, you are an inspiration and I hope more parents get to experience a positive birth in all circumstances.
“All natural birth has a purpose and a plan; who would think of tearing open the chrysalis as the butterfly is emerging? Who would break the shell to pull the chick out?” ~ Marie Mongon