HypnoBirthing® is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by hypnosis techniques, that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing in a way that most mirrors nature.
HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. Its goal is to eliminate fear and tension by using self-hypnosis and positive imagery, and focusing on the use of deep relaxation leading to natural, comfortable birth. HypnoBirthing® was developed by Marie Mongan, a hypnotherapist from New Hampshire, USA, with more than 30 years experience. Marie’s work was based on the teachings of Grantley Dick-Read, a British obstetrician who was a pioneer in his work on relaxation and childbirth in the 1920s. The method teaches that in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.
During our classes 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. 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 birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birthing.
HypnoBirthing® classes are provided by a HypnoBirthing InstituteSM certified practitioner. The courses consist of a total of 12 hours divided into five, 2 ½ hour sessions. This is to ensure that participants have the time to learn gradually and practice self-hypnosis and deep relaxation, ultimately developing the conditioned responses that make HypnoBirthing® so successful. Allowing time between classes helps parents to better assimilate what they’ve learned from the class before and to practice together during the week. Then, when they return on the following week, they are able to discuss, correct, and improve their practice experience and any techniques they may not have fully understood.
This class schedule also 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 prepare you to be ready, relaxed, and confident as you approach the birth of your baby. Our classes are limited to a maximum of five couples in order to provide you with a comfortable environment to ask questions.
The benefits of HypnoBirthing® include:
- A safer birthing for mother and baby;
- Shorter, more comfortable birthing;
- A special, integral role for the Birthing Companion;
- Fewer incidences of need for medication;
- Fewer breech presentations;
- Fewer complications and easier resolution in the event of complications;
- An awake, refreshed, and energized birthing mother;
- A better outcome for mother and baby;
- A calm, peaceful birthing environment;
- Good-natured babies who are better sleepers and eaters;
- Happy parents who experience a serene, joyful birthing rather than a tense, stressful ordeal.
(source: The HypnoBirthing® Institute)
Our HypnoBirthing® courses cost ₩577,500 (including VAT). Participants will receive class materials that enhance and support the topics covered in classes, including Marie Mongan’s book HypnoBirthing®, A Celebration of Life, two relaxation CDs/MP3 (one exclusive to class participants), and class handouts. Participants can also benefit from email support leading up to the birth. Group classes include light refreshments.
Private HypnoBirthing®Classes are also available for a total of 10 hours, and priced at ₩808,500 (including VAT).
Two extra classes (tot. 5 hours) covering Newborn Care, Breastfeeding and Dunstan Baby Language (not part of the HypnoBirthing® course) can be added for an additional ₩220,000 (VAT included).
HypnoBirthing® uses self-hypnosis, guided imagery and special breathing techniques to help bring about a shorter, easier, and more joyful birth experience. Women can birth comfortably, awake, alert, and fully in control. Please contact us (enquiries@morningcalmbirthing. ) for details on available courses in your location.