HypnoBirthing is taking the birthing world by calm.
HypnoBirthing is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by hypnosis techniques, providing the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing in a way that most mirrors nature. Emphasis is placed on both pregnancy and childbirth as well as on HypnoBirthing . As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing is as new as tomorrow and as old as ancient times. It is presented in five childbirth classes.
HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method (named after its creator, Marie Mongan), 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 first forwarded the concept of natural birthing in the 1920s. The method teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, 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. 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 birthing.
When you have your baby with HypnoBirthing®, you will not be in a trance or asleep. 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; but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree to which you will feel the surges. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state, your body's natural anesthesia, endorphins, replaces the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain.
When should you take a class? Experience has shown that women who attend class at any time during their pregnancy enjoy the wonderful benefits of the HypnoBirthing training.... And guess who else benefits? Your baby!
Classes are forming now. Class size is limited, so make your reservation early. There are 5 classes in the session; each is approximately 2 hours long. Classes are held weekly, on Wednesdays evenings. Mom should be accompanied by her birthing companion (Dad, a friend, a relative). The fee is $450.00 (fee subject to change) which includes the 5 weeks of instruction, a CD used for practice, a Hypnobirthing® manual, and a Hypnobirthing® t-shirt for Mom, plus many informative handouts. For information or registration, please contact:
Anita Danza, CH - (630) 301-8583