HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five,

2 1/2-hour classes.

The five classes include the book HypnoBirthing® – the Mongan Method, a CD, an MP3, and a packet of supplemental material.

These unique childbirth education classes offer gentle birthing techniques for the mother-to-be and her birthing companion.

You will learn relaxation and visualization techniques that will allow you to welcome your baby in a calm, gentle, and safe manner.

What You Will Learn in HypnoBirthing® Classes

Unit 1: Building A Positive Expectancy

  • Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy
  • The history of women and birthing
  • Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birth
  • How nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to give 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 and 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: 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 labor
      • If labor rests or slows – companion’s prompts and activities
      • As labor advances – birthing with your baby
      • Protecting the natural birthing experience
      • Birth 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