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HypnoBirthing focuses on achieving a gentle, calm and positive birth experience.
Congratulations on your Pregnancy!
We have HypnoBirthing educators all around the world, and with over 180 gold seal trained educators in Australia that teach The Mongan Method, you can easily find an instructor near you.
Stages of labour
Relaxation / Self Hypnosis
Nutrition for Pregnancy & Birth
Support techniques for Dad / Partner
Know your body & the birth process
Natural techniques to initiate labour
Acupressure & rebozo skills
The 4th Trimester & Breastfeeding
Special circumstances & medical intervention
Massage for reducing or eliminating pain
Working with the hormones of birth
Positions & movement for labour & birth
Pre & Perinatal bonding
Advocating for your birth choices
Why Choose a HypnoBirthing Course?
Women nowadays, seem to hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. Too often associating it with excruciating pain. This causes bodies to tense, stress, and become unable to perform what should be Iin most cases) a normal physiological function. HypnoBirthing Courses teaches a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education enhanced by relaxation, self‑hypnosis and guided visualisations that allow women to call upon their natural abilities to bring their babies into this world in safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing.
HypnoBirthing teaches a woman how to release all prior emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and resistant muscles. When giving birth with HypnoBirthing, a mother is not in a trance or asleep but instead in a state of deep relaxation—awake, aware, and fully in control. Birth is unpredictable, so approaching birth informed is essential. The HypnoBirthing course helps you approach birth informed and prepared for whatever turn your birthing takes.
- Teaches you deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and pain
- Gives dad / partner or birth companion an integral role in the birthing
- Teaches you and your birthing partner how to work alongside your birthing team to achieve the birth you desire
- Shortens the first phase of labour by several hours
- Leaves you feeling alert, fresh and awake with energy during your labour
- Reduces the need for an episiotomy
- Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby whatever turn their birthing takes
- Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting
- Teaches you breathing techniques that allows you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing
- Allows you and your partner to approach birth and parenting informed and empowered
Data shows that HypnoBirthing mums have:
- Fewer interventions and surgical births
- Decreased use of oxytocics or AROM
- Shorter first and second-phase labor
- Fewer pre-term and low-weight babies
- Lessened or eliminated need for analgesia
- Happier and content mothers and babies
- Babies alert; able to nurse almost immediately
- Fewer cases of post-partum depression reported
- Infants with higher than average APGAR scores
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~ Robin Lim
How do we do this?
- Breathing techniques that quickly create a state of relaxation and comfort;
- Positions and techniques to bring about a deeper level of relaxation;
- Visualisations to assist your body in making birthing easier;
- Methods to bring about a natural start to labour;
- Education on what to expect during the last few weeks, at the onset and during labour and how the body will work with you;
- Tools to clear anxieties, limiting beliefs or fear surrounding birth;
- Support techniques so the birth companion can help and be a real part of the birth; and more….
We have many skilled, experienced and passionate Educators from varied backgrounds including; midwifery, nursing, hypnotherapy and counselling. Please accept our invitation to introduce you to this empowering antenatal course. You will discover it is not just about birth; it is a life experience.
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Six Techniques of HypnoBirthing
- Self Hypnosis / Deepenings
These techniques taught in ‘The Mongan Method’ are performed over a series of five confidence- building classes. Parents learn what makes labour painful; but more importantly, they learn the logic behind why labour doesn’t have to hurt and what they can do about it. Mums and their birth companions study the physical and chemical changes that occur over a period of time when fear and anxiety are allowed to accumulate. This awareness of the fight, flight, or freeze response helps them to choose calm. They practice exercises in class, designed to help them see the relationship between fear and the possibility of pain. Armed with this knowledge, the pattern of calming techniques and steps that they learn helps them to create endorphins and avoid the effect of the negative hormones that cause their bodies to constrict, rather than open.
- Session 1: Building A Positive Expectancy
- Session 2: Falling in Love With Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body
- Session 3: Ready to Welcome your Baby
- Session 4: Childbirth, A Labour of Love
- Session 5: Birthing, Breathing Love, Bringing Life
These exercises become life skills that also shore up their parenting skills.
The overall effect is that birthing parents are better able to appreciate the benefits of calm, gentle birthing, making the experience a joyful one for mother, baby, and birth companion—benefits that can last a lifetime.
The five-week series includes a textbook, relaxation Mp3’s, and everything you need to know to reconnect with your birthing instincts and create an amazing birthing experience.
Find a class near you here. Some classes are held online.
All parents are supported
HypnoBirthing International are dedicated to ensuring all families feel welcome, safe and included. Every birthing person and their support team has the right to equitable, kind and respectful care. We are dedicated to ensuring our Educators receive ongoing professional development on using inclusive language, and how to best support all families regardless of their race, culture, religion, gender identity, or family structure.
Our classes are a safe and inclusive learning environment for all families. All parents need and deserve this – not only for the birthing person, but for birthing partners to be the supportive partner they want to be. A safe learning environment will enable you to feel empowered in your own experience. You can be confident that we know how to support you, and are dedicated to ensuring that you will feel confident and empowered in this important time.
Partners have a special role to play, and this birth and journey to parenthood will leave you positively changed forever! Read more here.
We believe that pregnancy and birth should be a couples greatest achievement, not their greatest fear. Let us support you to make this journey a positive one that you will hold close to your heart always!
A bonding experience for couples
The HypnoBirthing course is for couples or for expectant mothers and their birth support people. Something very unique about our program and Educators is that we are dedicated to ensuring that this education experience is special for both the expectant mother and father/partner.
Our commitment to ensuring that this experience is special for the mothers as well as the dads and partners has extended into many of our Educators being trained in the ‘Becoming Dad Certification’, that teaches how to effectively work with expectant and new fathers to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Ongoing support is the key to success
When you book into our course you won’t be waved goodbye and good luck at the end of the 5 sessions, as each of our Educators gives you an ongoing continuity of care, which means you will have continued support up until the birth, and post-natally. We want to ensure that you have understood and adapted all of the techniques, and have support for any circumstances that may arise. This level of nurturing and care, is something you won’t get from an online course, or other courses. We pride ourselves in a more personal approach to support parents through this wonderful experience of pregnancy and birth, and helps you settle into that delicate time after birth feeling supported.
HypnoBirthing supports you however you decide to birth
We educate and prepare you for a positive birth experience. Birth is unpredictable, and we give you tools and techniques to be prepared for any scenario in birth, so that you can make the best decisions and lead the birth down a road that is not intervened unnecessarily. If you are required to have a caesarean, our course is still relevant to you, and we have lots of resources and materials to support you for any special circumstance. In the HypnoBirthing International program, you will learn about all your options. We support couples wherever they choose to birth, and however they choose to birth.
I was a bit skeptical about HypnoBirthing, however after the most incredible birthing experience, I gladly own up to how wrong I was! It gave both my husband and I the confidence to advocate for the birth we wanted and that felt natural to us. It was helpful in ways I hadn’t imagined possible and couldn’t have predicted.
Eliza W, QLD
After a horrific inducted & instrumental 1st birth I was experiencing severe anxiety about having to go through labour & birth again… Cyndi was an angel that kept me grounded throughout the whole process as our doula & hypnobirth teacher which allowed a great start to life for Lottie & helped us bond instantly!
Lindsay P, VIC
HypnoBirthing was truly one of the most beautiful experiences. I recovered very quickly from both births and I truly believe hypnobirthing had so much to do with that and we have such relaxed, beautiful, healthy children. I hope many more woman and their partners can become empowered to have the births they dream of.
Michelle C, VIC
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.