Preparing for your birth is a special time, and whilst general antenatal classes will give you knowledge of medical birth basics and what to expect within hospitals, as I experienced personally, they may not leave you feeling confident or relaxed in your mind and body about giving birth.
On a deeper level you know that birth is special, it is sacred, and part of your desire is to birth peacefully and joyfully, and to bring birthing back to the relational, empowering and joyful experience that it CAN be.
Giving birth inspired me to train as a HypnoBirthing childbirth educator, as I passionately believe all parents should have the opportunity to learn these amazing techniques and skills not only to support a relaxed pregnancy and positive birth experience, but to have these skills to support your parenting and beyond for life.
HypnoBirthing the Mongan method is a comprehensive antenatal program giving you and your birthing partner everything you need to prepare with confidence for a calmer pregnancy and more gentle birth experience. It is an evidence based program, and provides information for you to make informed choices about your birth.
HypnoBirthing can reduce or even eliminate pain associated with labour. Learn how your thoughts, emotions and perceptions influence hormonal physiology and the physical responses of your body. The 'hypnosis' of HypnoBirthing, is an important aspect to confidently address fears of birth, and stories and perceptions of pain in the subconscious, to change the way you view birthing. What we believe is what we experience.
Childbirth has a fascinating history. You will learn about fear and its origins in our program, and importantly experience a specialised fear release process designed by Marie Mongan.
The hypnosis techniques are practical, as you are able to activate them yourself during your birth, and importantly, through this course your birthing partner is practiced and prepared to support you to have your positive birth experience.
If you choose to add HypnoBirthing Classes to your pre-natal care and education, you will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles CAN work in perfect harmony, as they were designed to, without the fear tension pain syndrome – when you are 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 use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.
This comprehensive course is delivered over 5 sessions, to best support the integration of the HypnoBirthing techniques and philosophy that will support your positive birth experience and life beyond.
Next HypnoBirthing Course:
25th May - 22nd June 2021
Tuesday evenings 7pm-9.30pm
5 week course with via zoom
July August dates coming soon.
your labour was shorter
you might not need to use any anesthesia
you feel energized after the birth
you are comfortable and relaxed during labour and birth
you experience an ecstatic birth
your baby is calmer, more relaxed and feeds well
you feel positive about your birthing experience
Unit 1. We build a positive birth expectancy, philosophy of hypnobirthing, history of Women and birthing, the origins of fear and pain in labour, how hypnosis creates positive birth outcomes, breathing techniques, mind/body connection.
Unit 2. Falling in love with your baby, pre-birthing parenting, preparing your mind and body for healthy birthing. Learning self hypnosis, relaxation and deepening techniques, release fear, birth preferences preview, building a partnership with care providers.
Unit 3. Advanced visualisation and deepening. Labour and birthing visualisations, tips and practice scripts to reach the ultimate birthing state. Looking at estimated birthing dates, breech babies, Birthing preferences. Special circumstances, initiating labour naturally, understanding your body’s perfect design. Releasing emotions, fears, and limiting thoughts.
Unit 4. Pre- Labour, onset of labour, birthing companions supporting role, birthing phases, misconceptions about labour, when labour slows or rests, birth breathing, birth imagery relaxation techniques
Unit 5. Nearing completion, optimal positioning for baby during birth and labour, positions for birthing, birthing phase, birth breathe review, births perfect design, breastfeeding, bonding with baby and fourth trimester.
With the 12.5 hours of content, you also receive:
-Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing book
-Rainbow Relaxation MP3
-Guided Relaxation & Hypnosis Scripts
-Visualisations and Affirmation posters
-Robozo and Massage techniques
-Nutrition & Toning exercises
-Birth plan preferences template
And a complimentary 30min Postpartum Wellness session via zoom with Meagan
Mum and birthing partner $599
Mum and birthing partner $999
Venue: Via Zoom
The zoom class is a live in person 'active' learning class, versus a 'passive' learning recorded class which may be offered through other online programs.
It's the perfect time to immerse yourself in your birth preparation with guided relaxations and hypnosis, embodying the techniques in the comfort of your own home, where you will most likely be in your early stage of labour.
What parents have to say:
Recent Zoom Course parents:
Thanks so much for the extensive info and extra resources!! We found the course engaging and think that doing the course over 5 sessions instead of them condensed into 1 or 2 days is also beneficial and it went by much faster than we expected!
We definitely feel more confident in how our birthing experience will go and that it will be as calm as we can make it for our special little one...
We have both taken so much just from the first class, we are really glad we decided to go down this path and journey with you. We are really excited to work on our breathing and affirmations this week. Although this is hypnobirthing, so far so many things from tonight can be transferred to life in general as well which is so refreshing. We have so much more to learn and looking forward to it all. Dannielle & Damien
Recent Zoom Course parents:
I was able to use hypnobirth breathing all through the first phase of labour at home, and I also feel that the meditations and calm environment we created helped to bring on spontaneous labour a few hours after my membranes ruptured. We actually turned up to the hospital fully dilated and very calm. As one midwife said to me "you look too happy for someone whose contractions are 2 minutes apart". Needless to say there were quite a few surprised people (me included) when they did check the dilation. Sophie and Alastair
Recent Zoom Course parents: We welcomed our baby girl into the world after a very quick 4.5 hr birth. We nearly didn’t make it to the hospital in time! It was intense from the start with surges close together and strong, so my calm breathing helped me cope. The midwives said I did amazingly breathing the baby down when I got there too. I used no pain management at all due to it being so fast. We are really excited she is finally here, and I feel positive towards my birth experience- even though it was a whirlwind at the time. Thanks for all your support through HypnoBirth!’ Amelia & Tom
I recently completed my HypnoBirthing course with Meagan via online zoom classes. With stage 3 restrictions in place at the time, being able to take the course via zoom was invaluable. Me and my partner felt safe and comfortable at home and Meagan went to every effort to make the course run smoothly and easily. The course was particularly important because all of the hospital classes were cancelled due to restrictions and I was feeling dis-empowered and uneducated about my pregnancy. The HypnoBirthing course provided us with all the answers to our questions and a huge amount of knowledge we didn't know we didn't know!
I went from feeling in the dark and overwhelmed to feeling confident, skilled and relaxed. The course brought me and my partner closer together, got us on the same page and connecting in a very meaningful way. Meagan was a great facilitator, I highly recommend her, participating via zoom was a fantastic way to take the course and stay safe, calm and relaxed. Lou
'We can truly say the course has been absolutely eye opening for both of us, way beyond the part of birthing our little one, but we will treasure the learnings for the rest of our life. We are so grateful to have met you, you are such a special soul, have such a talent and special gift so keep being so awesome at what you do and sharing it with others.' Mylena and Ricky
'The most painful part of my body post birth were the muscles in my shoulders it felt like I had down a big workout! I felt very proud to have achieved the birth we had hoped, no drugs, minimal intervention and overall a very positive, joyful and calm environment to welcome Nina into. Vince was so supportive, I felt the biggest thing from the hypnobirthing course was that he had the knowledge and tools he needed to be an active participant in the birth'.
Sara and Vince
'I delivered a baby boy yesterday. It was all normal and natural delivery. I laboured mostly at home and came to hospital just 2 hrs before birth. Hypnobirthing was amazing! Thanks Meagan
I couldn’t highly recommend Meagan more she has such an amazing presence about her and has a genuine care for all of her clients. Meagan took me through HypnoBirthing with my first pregnancy and it was such an eye opening and amazing experience. It really helped me through my pregnancy and labour I used a lot of the techniques Meagan showed me and made the whole experience a lot less scary as I didn’t know what to expect with my first pregnancy. Thanks so much Meagan will definitely be coming to you with baby number 2! Lisa
I hired Meagan as my Hypnobirthing instructor and I couldn’t be happier. Meagan brought a wealth of information with her and much much more. She is a caring, intelligent and very warm person, who went way beyond, in regards to providing excellent care and a relaxed and happy environment. She helped dispel the myths associated with birth, and instilled a sense of positiveness and calmness. I have never felt so relaxed than when we practiced hypnosis for birth. My birth experience was different to what I thought, and I can say that the preparation we did with Meagan made a huge difference in remaining calm and positive throughout the day. Thank you Meagan for going beyond just being an instructor, and being such a empowering influence. Thanks again. Patty
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