FAQs: HypnoBirthing

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HypnoBirthing is a childbirth method that focuses on preparing parents for gentle birth.  In HypnoBirthing classes, you will learn proven techniques in a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, visualisation, and breathing. All of these are designed to help you achieve a more comfortable birth. HypnoBirthing encourages a calm, peaceful, and natural pregnancy, birth, and bonding experience for families.

Start anytime from 20+ weeks

How can I secure a place on a course?

  1. Fill in a Course Booking Form
  2. Pay a $150 deposit to confirm your place or pay your course fees in full
  3. Once your deposit is received we will mail out your HypnoBirthing® Book, CD and MP3 download
  4. Pay the balance of fees one week prior to course commencement via EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)

Are refunds available if my circumstances change?

Yes.  If your circumstances change and you are no longer able to attend classes you will be refunded in full less $50 (covers the cost of the HypnoBirthing® Book, CD, MP3 and postage).  All requests for refunds must be applied for in writing one week prior to course commencement.

How can I prepare for the course?

It is preferable that you and your birthing partner read the HypnoBirthing® Book prior to classes.  This material will also be covered in classes so while it is recommended, it is not essential to do so.  You can also prepare by listening to the Rainbow Relaxation CD each day.

How are HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education classes different from hospital or other antenatal classes?

HypnoBirthing® unlike some other childbirth methods does not focus on pain management, rather its based on the premise that fear creates tension which creates pain in the body.   The four HypnoBirthing® techniques; relaxation, breathing, visualisation and deepening exercises help women diminish fears or anxieties that they have in regard to birthing.  You and your birthing companion will learn and practice these techniques in class in order to be able to practice them at home and on your birthing day.  During the course you will also learn about preparing a birth plan and communicating with your care providers.

Why choose the HypnoBirthing® Mongan Method Program?

Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are very effective birthing techniques. They are acquired skills that need to be learned gradually and practised between sessions. The Mongan Method format ensures that you have the time to develop the conditioned responses that make HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method so successful.

The class schedule allows the time to explore your feelings, to relax with your partner, to resolve and release any anxieties that may arise, and to become acquainted with your baby through pre-birth parenting.  We like to work with you personally and to follow your progress, so that we can work with you and prepare you to be ready, relaxed, and confident as you approach the birth of your baby.

Is HypnoBirthing® a pain free method?

HypnoBirthing does not promise painless birthing, though many HypnoBirthing mothers do report having a relatively pain-free birth or one that they were able to manage easily.  When the cause of pain–fear that constricts the birthing muscles—is eliminated, birthing can be accomplished in a shorter period and much more comfortably. A relaxed mother’s body will produce more endorphins, nature’s own relaxants.  HypnoBirthing mothers may still experience sensations of tightening or pressure; but most describe their birth experience as working with their body through the sensations, and thus avoiding the excruciating pain that is frequently spoken of by women who choose other methods of preparation for birthing.

Can my birthing companion and my birthing assistant (e.g. doula) attend classes?

Of course! If you have a doula or friend who you would like to attend your birth to assist you, they are more than welcome to attend along with your birthing companion.  As spaces are limited, please let me know in advance so that I can adjust class numbers accordingly.

Private classes

For couples who require flexibility with course scheduling (weekdays, weekends or evenings)

Offered in your own home if preferred

$790 (Includes complimentary session for either breech turn or come on out script if necessary)

Skype courses are available for couples in regional areas where there are no HypnoBirthing Practitioners working locally.

Workshops

HypnoBirthing Refresher Workshop

This 2 1/2 hour workshop is tailored to suit your individual needs.

I will offer you a plan of what is usually included in the workshop and you can pick and choose what you would like to cover.

For couples or just for mum.  Available via Skype for couples who have younger children or in the comfort of your own home.

HypnoBirthing for Cesarean Birth 

2 1/2 hour workshop for parents planning a Cesarean Birth.

We will cover: pre-natal bonding, breathing and relaxation for birth, birth preferences for Cesarean Birth and an emotion/fear release.

For couples or just for mum.  Available via Skype for couples who have younger children or in the comfort of your own home.

 

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