What HypnoBirthing Actually Is
It is a holistic birth preparation course where we use elements of hypnosis to ease the birthing experience. It consists of anatomy lessons, a review of different labour management styles, preparation of a personalized birthing plan, partner practices for pregnancy and labour to ease the experience, and only then using elements of hypnosis for a positive birthing experience.
When referring to hypnosis, it is merely a deep state of relaxation when we become open for suggestions, but when we are in control of what we do throughout the whole time.
What to Expect from the HypnoBirthing Course
During the HypnoBirthing Course, The Mongan Method, we combine elements of a birthing preparation course with characteristics of your country/environment/health situation, and we give you tools to stay relaxed and calm during the whole process.
Why is it so important to stay relaxed during labour? Is it even possible?
Imagine you’re using the toilet and someone suddenly opens the door. Instinctively, your body’s function freezes, and you hold. Well, the same thing can happen during labour. While being in the process of birthing your baby, maybe someone enters the room, someone that you don’t feel comfortable with. Distractions like these can make you lose your focus, even for the briefest of moments. The result: you hold.
During this part of your birthing journey, you should be focused on keeping everything open and relaxed if you would like to welcome your baby soon, so the complete opposite is required.
Here are a few things we do during the course:
- We learn how to stay calm and relaxed with breathing, visualization, massages, and special positions to ease any sensations you may feel
- We learn how to identify when you are stressed, for yourself, and for your birthing companion
- We learn what to do when you find yourself anxious, to make sure you return to your calm self
- And we learn how to eliminate anything that could trigger us the wrong way during labour. It can be anything about the birthing environment, but also anything that we carry ourselves as expectations towards birth and parenting life: fears, anxieties, and doubts.