Reconnect with your natural ability to birth, free from fear.
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.
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 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.
Where does fear of childbirth come from and why? Having studied anthropology, I love this teaching this element, 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.
Mongan Method HypnoBirthing Courses 2020
19th January- 16th February
2nd February- 2nd March
15th March- 6th April
3rd May- 31st May
5th July-2nd August
23rd August- 20th September
4th October- 1st November
15th November- 13th December
Next course: 4th October -1st November
Sundays 4pm- 6.30pm
5 week course in person via zoom
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.
In addition to the 12.5 hours of content, you receive:
-Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing book
-Rainbow Relaxation MP3
-Guided Relaxation & Hypnosis Scripts
-Robozo and Massage techniques
-A template to use for choosing your birth plan preferences
-Complimentary 30min Postpartum Wellness & Meditation session via zoom with Meagan
Mum and birthing partner $599
Mum and birthing partner $999
Group classes are currently not running at
Prana House, 885 High St Thornbury, due to COVID restrictions and regulations.
Classes take place via zoom, with many benefits:
-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.
-You get to stay safe and comfortable in your own home
-Create your own space of relaxation- perfect to learn techniques in the very place you begin labouring in!
-No need to drive in traffic or take the stairs.
NEXT FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Sunday 9th August 4pm via Zoom
Friday 4th September 7pm via zoom
What parents have to say:
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
Recent Zoom Course parents: 'We are excited to let you know that we welcomed our son Friday 5th of June through hypnobirthing. It was such an intense and memorable experience. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart to make calm birthing possible. Our baby made his way to my arms naturally. No medications or stitches were required.
It was an experience we will cherish forever.
Keep doing what you doing and spread the word that there is no fear in giving birth. It is a unique experience!! Thank you again.' Laura and Jonathan
'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