The HypnoBirthing™ course is taught in a series of five 2.5 hour confidence-building sessions, generally held over five consecutive weeks. This allows ample time for you to absorb and reflect on each class and to practise and perfect the techniques you have learned. If you are very near to your birthing time, please get in touch and we can look at running the course over a shorter time frame.
When to start and who should attend
The ideal time to start your HypnoBirthing™ course is between weeks 20 and 30 of your pregnancy, to give you as much time as possible for practise; conditioning your body so all the techniques become second nature. The more time your body gets to spend in that place of deep relaxation that we're wanting for your birth ahead of the day, the quicker and easier it will be for it to get back there when needed. However, if you come to HypnoBirthing™ later in your pregnancy, don’t worry, it is never too late!
Your birthing companion will play a vital role in your HypnoBirthing™, so ideally they would also take part in the classes. If this will not be possible, please get in touch and we will make other arrangements.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 – Setting the stage
Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing philosophy
The History of Women and Birthing
Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos
Unit 3 – Self-hypnosis visualization and advanced deepening
Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
Preparing the Body for Birthing
Light Touch Labour Massage
Your body working for and with you
Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labour
Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.
Unit 5 – Birthing – The final act and bonding
Moving into birthing
Positions for descent and birthing
Breathing baby down to birth
Baby moves to the breast
Family bonding with your baby
Unit 2 -Pre-birth family bonding and preparing your mind and body
The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
Breathing techniques for labour and birthing
Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
Selecting the right care provider
The Birth companion’s role in birthing
Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning
Unit 4 – Overview and summary of childbirth
Onset of Labour – Thinning and Opening Phase
Birth explained simply
Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
As labour moves along – passing time through labour
Hallmarks of labour
If labour rests or slows – Companion’s prompts and activities
As labour advances – birthing with your baby
Protecting the natural birthing experience
Birth rehearsal imagery
Group course - consists of 5 X 2.5 hour classes for £250 per couple. The group is purposefully kept small, with a minimum of two and maximum of 6 couples per group.
Private one-to-one course - consists of 5 X 2.5 hour classes for £300 per couple. Private courses are held in the comfort of your own home.
What's included in the price?
12.5 hours of HypnoBirthing™ tuition.
The HypnoBirthing™ course handbook - Marie Mongan's "HypnoBirthing™ : The breakthrough approach to safer, easier, comfortable birthing”, and accompanying spiral handbook.
You will also receive your own copy of the Rainbow Relaxation Audio: A 40 minute relaxing conditioning programme for calm, gentle HypnoBirthing™. This beautiful audio will guide you into relaxation helping to condition your body to reach deep relaxation at home or wherever you choose and is also very useful for calming and sending baby to sleep when they are out of the womb.
You will also receive your own weekly Parent Handbook including class hand-outs, beautiful relaxation scripts and more.
Comprehensive weekly emails following each class giving you the added assurance of what you have covered with useful hints and tips.
Access to my personal Birthing Library including over 40 titles plus useful links and resources.
Access to additional audio’s for Deepening Relaxation and if required a further “Fear and Emotions Release Script”, “Breech Turn Script”, “Come-on-Out! and Birthing Day Party Script”.
- Social meet-up after the babies have been born.