What is HypnoBirthing®? The Mongan Method

HypnoBirthing® is a rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy. When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience that sort of joy, birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable, and often, even pain-free, manner. Through a well-though-out program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, special breathing techniques, visualization, affirmations, and education, HypnoBirthing® returns to a woman the art of birthing in a way that allows her to summon her natural birthing instincts and to birth her baby in safety and with ease.

Course Highlights/What You Can Expect

You will receive your own copy of the most up to date HypnoBirthing® book by Marie Mongan • All the materials and scripts needed for a successful at home practice • Hand outs on birth positions, breathing techniques and childbirth education materials • Audio Tracks for at home Hypnosis Practice • How the mind and emotions affect the body • Why labor hurts and why it doesn’t have to • Releasing fear, the enemy of labor • Preparing your mind and body for birthing • Avoiding artificial induction and episiotomy • Developing ultimate-depth relaxation • Understanding the stages of labor • Preparing your Birth Plan •Tapping Nature’s own relaxant • Breathing your baby down for birth

HypnoBirthing® will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. With HypnoBirthing®, you will not be in a trance or a sleep state. You will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

Course Overview

  • Philosophy and Beginnings of HypnoBirthing®
  • History of Women and Birthing
  • How fear affects Labor
  • The Origin of Fear and Pain in Labor
  • The Power of the Mind
  • Mind/Body Connection
  • Breathing and Relaxation
  • Building Positive Images of Birth
  • Pre-Birth, Perinatal and Postnatal Bonding
  • Selecting Care Providers
  • Preparing the Mind for Birth
  • Hypnosis Deepening and Visualization
  • Releasing Fear
  • Preparing the Body for Birthing
  • Building a Partnership for Care Providers
  • Labor and Birthing Visualizations and Deepening's
  • Turning Breech-Presented Babies
  • Looking at the "esimated due-date"
  • Avoiding Artificial Induction
  • Preparing Birth Preferences Sheets
  • How the Body Prepares for Birth
  • Initiating Labor Naturally
  • Your Body's Perfect Design
  • Releasing Fears & Limiting Thoughts
  • Prelabor Tricksters
  • The Onset of Labor
  • Birth Companions Support Role
  • Thinning and Opening Phase
  • Labor Slows and Rests
  • Misconceptions about Labor
  • Birth Companion Advocates for Mother and Baby
  • Hallmarks as Labor Advances
  • Breathing
  • Birth Rehearsal Imagery
  • Mother nears Completion
  • Optimal Positioning for Baby in Labor & Birth
  • Positions During Labor, Descent and Birthing
  • Births Perfect Design
  • Breathing Through Labor
  • Breastfeeding
  • The Magical First Hour
  • Bonding with Baby
  • Fourth Trimester
  • What Will You Learn?

    • Everything you need to know to achieve safer, easier and more comfortable birth
    • To explode the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labor
    • What’s wrong with labor as it exists with most other childbirth methods
    • Techniques of deep relaxation to help you eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
    • How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort
    • To create your body’s own natural relaxant, the only safe labor enhancement
    • Natural ways to bring your body into labor without artificial chemical induction
    • How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful, rather than tense and stressful
    • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard physical pushing
    • To use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended

    HypnoBirthing Class Calendar

    All sessions are 5 weeks 2.5 hours each class and run on Thursday nights from 6-8:30PM or Saturday mornings from 9-11:30AM. Check out our class dates here and sign up by purchasing in our shop or emailing info@ommamas.com Still looking for more information? Head to: www.hypnobirthing.com
    • I had the pleasure of having Chelsea on my birth team for my first baby in March. Chelsea was able to keep me calm and reassured throughout my delivery and was by my side the whole time. Although my birth didn't go exactly as my birth plan was, I was able to accomplish the most important aspect of NO epidural, pain meds and a safe delivery with Chelsea's support and reminding me of breathing and relaxation learned in her Hypnobirthing series. I couldn't have done this without her! THANK YOU Chelsea for being a part of one of my most special days with the arrival of Rylee!!
    • I don't even know where to begin because our entire experience with Chelsea and Om Mama's Doulas was more than we could have ever asked for. My husband and I met with Chelsea for the first time in January 2018 and we immediately knew that we had made the right decision to hire her as we prepared for the birth of our first child. Our happy, healthy, beautiful baby boy was born on June 16th, however the journey of our labor did not go exactly as planned. I was a lucky mama who had a very smooth and easy pregnancy, but about one week prior to our "due date", I was told I was going to be induced due to higher than "normal" fluid levels. This was our first bump in the road and I was devastated to have to be induced, but Chelsea told me that it was all going to be ok. She took lots of time to explain to me what would happen once I arrived at the hospital and made me feel comfortable knowing that this was MY journey and everything was going to be ok. I spent the next three days leading up to my induction preparing myself for a whole new birth "plan". Little did I know that our "plan b" was about to go out the window too. After about 38 hours of labor, my husband and I were holding our baby safely in our arms and Chelsea was there EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. Chelsea helped me breathe through every painful contraction, encouraged me to relax as I had learned in her Hypnobirthing classes, kept me comfortable as I eventually ended up with an epidural, and reminded me to "trust the process". Chelsea was an integral part of my birthing team and without her I don't think I would have had the vaginal birth that I was hoping for. We are extremely grateful for the support Chelsea provided before, during, and after the birth of Caleb and would highly recommend her and Sue to all soon-to-be moms! Thank you so much, Chelsea!!
    • Chelsea is not only an incredible human being but such an amazing support to have by your side. Before I met Chelsea, I was nervous and unsure about my natural vbac plans. She made my husband and I feel so empowered during my pregnancy and because of this I feel that’s why we were so successful with my vbac. She provides all the tools and support you could possibly need. I highly recommend her!!
    • Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing, New Jersey Doula
      Chelsea provides excellent HypnoBirthing classes. She is knowledgeable, and so supportive of the specific needs of each and every Mama. I can't recommend or thank her enough, these classes are exceptional preparation for a fear-free birth. She continues to check up on us, even months after our baby's birth, and genuinely cares about all the Mama's she meets.
    • Chelsea was an excellent instructor for HypnoBirthing®.  I was sure I was going to use an epidural and have been very anxious.  Afterward, I feel confident to attempt a drug free birth plan! I would recommend Chelsea to any expecting mother for this course and as a doula!  I'm looking forward to continuing my birth journey with her.  I give her 5 gold stars and hope to have a second child so I hire her again!  Excellent!!!!!

    HypnoBirthing Classes - January Session, Wall, NJ


    5 Weekly, 2.5 hour Sessions With our Certified Practitioner and Birth Doula - Chelsea Alders

    Private In Home HypnoBirthing® Classes

    In Home Classes are also available - Please Inquire for more Information: info@ommamas.com