“My dream is that every woman everywhere will know the joy of a safe, satisfying birth for both herself and her baby”
– Marie Mongan
Hypnobirthing will teach help you to achieve these wishes. Whether you are planning a home birth, birth centre or hospital birth, Hypnobirthing is for anyone and everyone.
HypnoBirthing is a well structured childbirth education program that teaches you and your birth companion self hypnosis, breathing and relaxation techniques, visualisation as well as education surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.
Hypnobirthing is based on the philosophy that childbirth is a normal and natural event and firmly believes that birthing should be a rewarding, relaxing and stress free experience where babies come into this world in a atmosphere of gentility, calmness and joy.
HypnoBirthing the Mongan Method is a well stablished antenatal education program with over 25 years of experience and success. Founded by Marie Mongan in 1989, today HypnoBirthing has become a well established International program in 45 countries worldwide!
Structured over a 5 week comprehensive antenatal course, couples learn how to reconnect with their natural ability to birth free from the ‘fear, tension and pain syndrome’. Couples leave feeling empowered, educated and excited about their upcoming birth. The skills and methods that you learn to promote a calm and stress free labour and birth are life long skills that you take with you following the birth of your baby.
Hypnobirthing uses a holistic approach that focuses on the physical and psychological nature of birthing. It has been well established that our bodies are perfectly designed for birthing and that during labour and birth we release a unique range of hormones that; facilitate our birthing muscles to work in harmony, to reduce or eliminate pain and to create feelings of relaxation and euphoria and even to prepare for breastfeeding after birth. These “feel good” hormones not only help the body to work in harmony and promote calmness but also act to inhibit the release of ‘stress’ hormones that lead to the “fear, tension and pain’ syndrome. Hypnobirthing teaches you and your birth companion how to work with your body to facilitate and even increase this natural process thus reducing or even eliminating discomfort.
HypnoBirthing brings back the simplicity of birth itself and teaches you to trust your body and baby during this process. Through learning and practising simple yet effective techniques you will learn how to recondition your mind and body for birthing and to release any negative pre-programming about birth.
(Data provided by the HypnBirthing Institute, between 2005-2010)
Unit 1: Building a positive expectancy
Unit 2: Falling in love With Your Unborn Baby, Preparing Mind and Body Prenatal Psychology
The five techniques of hypnobirthing:
Unit 3: Getting ready to welcome your baby
Unit 4: Getting ready to Welcome your Baby
Unit 5: Birthing- Breathing love, Bringing life
I was hesitant at first about these classes that my wife had booked, but by the end of the first class I was totally onboard, looked forward to each class as my relaxation for the week and loved practising at home. I felt prepared and excited for our birth and how i could best support my wife through this experience.
Hypnobirthing was an amazing experience for both my partner Renee and I and our beautiful little baby boy Leonardo Phoenix. When we enrolled we were overcome with the love shared by the coordinator Kate whose experience in midwifery and Hypnobirthing made her such an excellent teacher. The classes were an amazing intimate experience in a Yoga studio where we were taught the theory behind it and then got to relax and practice hypnobirthing in such a calming environment. Overall I was very overcome with how great Hypnobirthing classes were for me as a father and a husband to be able to connect on such a deeper level with my wife and for us both to focus on the connection with our little Leo, and it resulted in an absolutely AMAZING experience at birth for us.
Amazing very personal sharing of knowledge. Loved having private sessions, loved that kate is an experienced midwife as well as hypnobirthing practitioner. Fantastic, very highly recommended experience!
Hypnobirthing was a magical experience to have and I can’t imagine birthing any other way. The classes helped me prepare for a completely natural and stress free labour. It helped me to release all fears and actually enjoy the birthing of my baby. I felt empowered and knew that my body was performing the task it was meant to do. The information provided exceded all my expectations. I could not have asked for a better experience and it’s all thanks to Kate at Coastal Birthing and Beyond.
I am forever grateful that my husband and I had the opportunity to experience 1:1 hypnobirthing classes with Kate prior to the birth of our first baby. The classes gave me practical, authentic skills that helped me prepare for birth with excitement, and birth my baby with confidence. I think Kate’s extensive experience as a midwife in addition to her hypobirthing background is what makes her classes such a valuable experience. Just attending the classes themselves was a lovely experience because Kate creates such a beautiful, calming and supportive environment to teach in. I have extremely fond memories of the birthing experience my husband and I shared. He was was my rock and Kate’s guidance undoubtedly made my husband the amazing birthing partner that he was. I strongly recommend Kate’s hypnobirthing classes to all expecting parents, if you have any doubts cast them aside and just go for it, it can change your life! With my second baby due soon, I am looking forward to having a refresher course with Kate so that all of our hypnobirthing tools are fresh in our mind. Many thanks again Kate, and look forward to seeing you soon.
Kates knowledge as a midwife was a brilliant compliment to her Hypnobirthing training. The techniques she taught us enabled us a drug-free birth despite trying conditions. Highly recommended.
Hypnobirthing helped me to eliminate all my fears about birth and i found myself excited and eager for the birth of our baby. The classes were extremely helpful and i learnt so much! It really helped my partner know as well his role during labour and how he could support me best and on the day that made it such an amazing bonding experience for us! Highly recommended.”