HypnoBirthing®- The Mongan Method – is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. HypnoBirthing® provides the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing. Emphasis is placed on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on pre-birth parenting and the consciousness of the pre-born baby. As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow and as old as humanity. It is presented in a series of five 2 1/2 hour classes.
HypnoBirthing® is a simple, straightforward program, thoughtfully developed over the years to remind mothers of the simplicity of birth itself. Just as the majority of birthing women do not need interventions and procedures for safe and healthy birth, they do not need a complex set of exercises and scripts to prepare themselves for peaceful, calm and comfortable birthing. The birthing body and the baby know just what to do. HypnoBirthing is designed to teach women to trust in Nature’s way of birth and to relax and let their bodies do what is needed. By practicing a few key techniques, mothers program their minds and condition their bodies to birth easily. When it comes to programming and conditioning, variety is not necessarily a good thing. Repetition is what gets the best result.
HypnoBirthing– Taking the Birthing World by Calm
HypnoBirthing® offers you “Class” and so much more!
Your own copy of the 302-page HypnoBirthing Text, HypnoBirthing– The Mongan Method
5 information-packed class meetings, helping you to understand why labor doesn’t have to hurt
5 professionally written scripts for your home practice
2 CDs for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone disk, Rainbow Relaxation)
Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
A set of Birth Prompts for your birth Companion
Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
A free hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition
Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing, plus
Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
Private instruction if desired
Small classes for personal attention
Body toning exercises and practice
The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation
“We believe that every woman has within her the power to call upon her natural instincts to bring about the best possible birthing for her baby and herself”
-Marie F. Mongan
Donald Pelles, Ph.D., is certified as a Hypnobirthing® Practitioner by the Hypnobirthing Institute and as a Hypnotherapist by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA).
Birthing Classes in 2014
April 25 – May 30 (Thursdays, skipping May 15), 7 – 9:30 PM Silver Spring, MD Cost (includes all materials): $400