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
Next in person courses, at Prana House Thornbury:
5th July- 2nd August Sundays 4pm- 6.30pm
23rd August - 20th September Sundays 4pm- 6.30pm
Course via zoom in August, date to be confirmed
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
A complimentary 30min Postpartum Wellness & Meditation session via zoom with Meagan
Mum and birthing partner $599
Mum and birthing partner $999
Group in person classes:
Prana House, 885 High St Thornbury, Vic
-limited spacing - get in touch, book your place today!
NEXT FREE INFORMATION SESSION:
Sunday 9th August 4pm via Zoom
What parents have to say:
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
'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
'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