HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2 1/2-hour classes. If you are very near to your birthing time, occasionally your Practitioner can make special arrangements for individual classes with you.


Unit 1 – Building A Positive Expectancy


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 2 – Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body


The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques

Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques

Breathing techniques for labor 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 3 – Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby


Preparing Birth Preference Sheets

Preparing the Body for Birthing

Light Touch Labor Massage

Your body working for and with you

Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor

Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.


Unit 4 – An Overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love


Onset of Labor – 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 labor moves along – passing time through labor

Hallmarks of labor

If labor rests or slows – Companion’s  prompts and activities

As labor advances – birthing with your baby

Protecting the natural birthing experience

Birth rehearsal imagery


Unit 5 – Birth, Breathing Love, Bringing Life


Moving into birthing

Positions for descent and birthing

Breathing baby down to birth

Baby moves to the breast

Family bonding with your baby

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 birthing 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 birthing. 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 birthing 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, 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.


Trained HypnoBirthing® educators are successfully teaching women and their birthing companions to trust birth and release all fear and limiting thoughts. HypnoBirthing® practitioners can be found in 45 countries throughout the world.


“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

-Marie F. Mongan

Classes offered at $375.00