What is HypnoBirthing?
HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is an approach for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free birthing. By learning how to achieve a state of self-hypnosis (deep relaxation), mothers teach their minds and bodies to birth easily. You will gain confidence in your body's ability to birth, free of the interference that fear creates.
HypnoBirthing teaches how to attain deep levels of relaxation in order to eliminate the fear that causes stress hormones, known as catecholamines, to be released. These catecholamines constrict uterine muscles, can cause pain and tension in the body, and slow labor. In the calm state achieved through HypnoBirthing®, your body is free of fear so endorphins, called Oxytocin, flow throughout your body. Oxytocin is a chemical produced by the brain that has tested to be more powerful than morphine and plays an integral role in uterine surges. When the body is free of fear, you are able to bring your baby into the world without hard, physical pushing. Instead, you use your body's Natural Expulsive Reflex and lessen, or even eliminate, discomfort and the need for medication or other medical interventions.
Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® enables healthy, low-risk women, as well as women who need medical assistance due to special circumstances, to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birth experience. Remember, childbirth is a normal, natural, and healthy function for women. Your birthing body and your baby know just what to do because Nature has perfectly designed women to give birth.
Two of HypnoBirthing's Core Premises:
A woman, in the absence of special circumstances, is perfectly created to conceive, to nurture the development of her baby, and to birth the baby safely and normally.
Birth has its own timeframe. It may rest, or it may accelerate. It needs no manipulation. Babies will be born in their own time.
• Learn natural ways to bring your body into labor without artificial chemical induction
• Gain an understanding of how your birthing muscles work in perfect harmony when your body is relaxed and you trust Birth
• Aids and assists your labor and birthing whether you choose a hospital, birthing center, or a home birth
• Compliments your choice/style of caregiver whether you choose an obstetrician, midwife, doula, or solo birthing