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What are HypnoBirthing Childbirth Classes About

You Will Learn:

*Everything you need to know to achieve safer, easier, and more comfortable childbirth

*To explode the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labor

*What's wrong with labor as it exists with most other childbirth methods

*Breathing Techniques for labor and relaxation techniques to help you eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome

*How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort

*To create your body's own natural epidural, the only safe labor enhancement

*Natural ways to bring your body into natural labor without artificial chemical induction

*How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene, and joyful rather than tense and stressful

*Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing

*To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended

HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a "rebirth" of the philosophy of natural childbirth as it existed thousands of years ago and as it was recaptured in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who, in the 1920s, was one of the first to forward the concept of natural childbirth. The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.

You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony--as they were designed to--when your body is 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 learn to use your natural childbirth instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.

When you have your baby with HypnoBirthing®, you will not be in a trance or a sleep. What you will experience is similar to the daydreaming, or focusing, that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or a movie or staring into a fire.

You will be conversant and in good spirits--totally relaxed, but fully in control. Awake throughout, you will be aware of your body's surges and your baby's progress; but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation with hypnosis and relaxation techniques, you will be able to determine the degree and the manner in which you will feel the surges. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state, your body's natural relaxant, endorphins, replaces the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain.

The HypnoBirthing® Premise

For most of their lives, women have been inundated with the negative stories of other women’s childbirth experiences. Everyone, from their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and even strangers, wants to tell them the horrors of giving birth. They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with labor; and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension prohibits their bodies from easily performing a normal physiological function. The result is exactly what they feared most--long, painful birthing or unnecessary intervention.

People who are drawn to this method of natural labor have long been searching for a way to give birth confidently and as calmly, safely, and gently as possible, whether they have chosen to birth in a hospital, a birthing center or homebirth. Until HypnoBirthing, this kind of childbirth almost seemed unattainable for the general population.

Through a very simple program of self hypnosis and education, healthy, low-risk women, as well as women who need medical assistance because of special circumstances, learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation, and childbirth myths; and they are helped to see birth as normal. They learn to trust that their bodies know how to bring their babies into the world in the calm and gentle way that Nature intended.

Your Choices in Childbirth

I know you have many choices and many decisions to make for your birthing experience. You have choices in selecting your care provider; you have choices in selecting the environment in which you will bring your baby into the world.

Another important choice is that of the childbirth education classes you will choose to prepare for the birth of your baby.

I know you will be happy with your choice of HypnoBirthing.

What to expect in your HypnoBirthing classes

Ř Your own copy of the 302-page HypnoBirthing Text, HypnoBirthing-- The Mongan Method
Ř Information-packed class meetings, helping you to understand why natural labor doesn't have to hurt
Ř 5 professionally written scripts for your home hypnosis practice
Ř 2 CDs for your relaxation, hypnosis, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone disk, Rainbow Relaxation)
Ř Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
Ř A set of Birth Prompts for your birth Companion
Ř Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
Ř A free hypnotic session in building hypnobirth confidence and eliminating fears
Ř A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition
Ř Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing, plus
Ř Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
Ř Special calm breathing techniques for labor use and during birthing
Ř Private instruction if desired
Ř Small classes for personal attention
Ř Body toning exercises and practice
Ř The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality childbirth preparation

Evidence Supports the Use of HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing® Mothers are making choices -- creating change!

From 2005 to 2010 17% of US HypnoBirthing® mothers birthed via C-Section, compared the the national average of 32%

9.5% of HypnoBirthing® mothers chose homebirth to birth in the comfort of their homes. The national average is less than 1%

6% of HypnoBirthing® mothers chose to birth in freestanding birth centers. The national average is less than 1%

Only 28% of HypnoBirthing® mothers birthing vaginally had epidural anesthesia, compared to the national average of 76%

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