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Will I Poo In Labour?

Will I Poo In Labour?

This daily habit is often a cause for fear in pregnancy when thinking about labour. Generally, something we do in private, the thought of doing a poo in front of your birth team, can be stressful especially if that birth team contains a friend or family member....

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Working Out Your Due Date

Working Out Your Due Date

Your EDD is a GUESS Date In HypnoBirthing, we highly recommend that you DO NOT focus on an EDD or Estimated Due Date, but focus on a Due Time of Month. EDD is called ‘estimated’ due dates, as they are Guess Dates only. EDD’s have the ability to to put unnecessary...

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The Cost of HypnoBirthing

The Cost of HypnoBirthing

What is the cost of HypnoBirthing? For most people, falling pregnant is a very exciting time. You wonder about this new little baby, will it be a boy or a girl, what will you name them? Maybe in the early days, it’s just a matter of surviving the morning sickness and...

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When To Go To Hospital In Labour

When To Go To Hospital In Labour

How will I know when to go to hospital in labour? In our HypnoBirthing course we talk about when to go to the hospital in our 4th session but generally someone asks the question well before that – how will I know it’s time to go to the hospital? It is generally the...

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Induction + HypnoBirthing = ?

Induction + HypnoBirthing = ?

Induction of labour is certainly a hot topic especially considering that almost a third of all women are induced. We will be discussing the high rate of inductions in another article shortly. So what is induction? Induction is when your care provider starts your...

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Turning a Breech Baby

Turning a Breech Baby

When a woman is around 32 to 37 weeks pregnant, baby should hopefully start to make their way head down. They do this because their head is heavy and gravity moves them downwards. Sometimes this doesn’t happen and baby is described as a breech baby. This can cause a...

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Signs Of Labour

Signs Of Labour

What are the signs of labour? A big question on all pregnant mama’s minds is, when will I go into labour and what will it feel like. The interesting thing with labour is that it’s different for everyone. Some women have days of surges on and off and others have surges...

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Beating The Heat When Pregnant

Beating The Heat When Pregnant

All around Australia pregnant women have been feeling the heat the last couple of months. When pregnant, your body temperature is already a little higher than normal so add in some hot, steamy days as well as a big belly and most pregnant women are feeling really...

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To Push, or Not To Push?

To Push, or Not To Push?

Mother Directed Breathing v's Forced Pushing It is interesting that we have been led to believe that the final stage of birth requires a mother to be coached into forceful pushing, when we know that this is counterproductive and potentially dangerous for both mother...

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Sex In Pregnancy

Sex In Pregnancy

With pregnancy comes lots of changes for your physical body and your emotions. It’s not surprising that there can be changes around sex. For some women and their partners, nothing changes. Their sex drives remain the same as what it was before pregnancy and they...

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Are HypnoBirthing Classes Worth It?

Are HypnoBirthing Classes Worth It?

Are HypnoBirthing classes worth it or can I learn it myself at home? This is a question that pops up all the time from pregnant women interested in HypnoBirthing classes. It may stem from the cost of the course, the time required or the location of the classes. Here...

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What It Feels Like To Give Birth

What It Feels Like To Give Birth

We’ve heard all the horror stories so I won’t repeat them here. The stories our ‘loving’ friends and family share with us as soon as we announce we’re pregnant. What’s the deal with that anyway? “Here, let me tell you this terrifying tale about something you’re going...

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Why Choose A Midwife?

Why Choose A Midwife?

When you discover you are pregnant, choosing a place to birth your baby and your care provider  is a top priority. Here at HypnoBirthing International, we love to see Australian parents getting the very best care, and we love the care and outcomes our parents are...

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How to Restart a Stalled Labour

How to Restart a Stalled Labour

One of the HypnoBirthing Philosophy premises is: Each labour has its own time schedule. It may rest, or it may accelerate. The event should not be externally manipulated or managed if there is no special circumstance requiring it. Labour can stall or shut down for...

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First Trimester To Do List

First Trimester To Do List

The Most Important 'To Do List' in the First Trimester! Congratulations on your pregnancy! We are sure you have lots of questions about where you go from here now that you are pregnant. The first trimester is the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and is jam packed with...

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Pregnancy Tests and Screenings

Pregnancy Tests and Screenings

During your pregnancy, your health care provider will offer you the following antenatal tests and screenings. These tests are offered to keep a check that everything is progressing normally, keep an eye on your health, and your baby's health and development. There are...

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Tips to Better Sleep in Pregnancy

Tips to Better Sleep in Pregnancy

Sleeplessness in the third trimester can extend labour and increase risk of C-section and depression. Research shows women who sleep less than six hours per night are 4.5 times more likely to deliver by caesarean. Women report that little prenatal information on sleep...

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Look for the Gold Seal of Quality…

HypnoBirthing International (The Mongan Method) is the Gold Standard of HypnoBirthing Globally. We are the original and official HypnoBirthing Program here in Australia & the program chosen by the Royals! The Gold Seal signifies both credibility and professionalism of our Educators Internationally with accreditation from the HypnoBirthing Institute. This emblem is only given to those educators who have pushed themselves successfully to complete the extensive HypnoBirthing Certification and training. We have over 30 years of proven results and many, many successful, positive birth stories.