Hypnobirthing®

Shakti Births offers HypnoBirthing® antenatal classes in Centurion and online. Private and group classes are available.

what is hypnobirthing®?

HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method is a complete, evidence-based antenatal course for parents who desire a natural childbirth. It is as much a philosophy as it is a technique, and it teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labour.

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 and your baby’s progress; but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree and the manner in which you will feel the surges. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state, your body’s natural relaxant, endorphins, replaces the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain.

Through a well-thought-out programme of deep relaxation, special breathing techniques, visualisations, affirmations, and education, HypnoBirthing prepares a birthing couple – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – for an easier, more comfortable birth. 

It is recommended that you start your course between 20 and 34 weeks of pregnancy – but the earlier, the better – so that you have lots of time before your birthing day to practise the techniques.

hypnobirthing® advantages

what is included in the course?

5 Weekly Classes

Private or group classes are available. Partners are included in the course, and a doula/mother/sister may also attend free of charge.

HypnoBirthing Book / Handouts

The official HypnoBirthing® book by Marie Mongan, as well as additional handouts, are provided.

MP3 Tracks

A number of MP3 tracks, including the popular Rainbow Relaxation and Daily Affirmations, are provided.

course outline

Couple attending HypnoBirthing class

Class 1

Setting the stage

Class 2

falling in love with your baby

Class 3

advanced visualisation and deepening

Class 4

overview and summary of childbirth

Class 5

birthing and bonding

a hypnobirthing® birth video

cost and bookings

Private HypnoBirthing Course

Private classes held in the comfort of your own home, mine, or online.
R 2500
  • 5 weekly classes, each lasting approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • You will be provided with the official HypnoBirthing® book, all MP3s (e.g. Rainbow Relaxation and Daily Affirmations), and all other course materials, handouts, and resources.
  • There is no extra fee for birth companions (partner, husband, mother, sister, friend, doula, etc.). This programme gives birth companions a wonderful role, being able to know where the birthing parent is at and what they need during a given moment.
  • Cost excludes travel outside of Centurion.
  • Payment arrangements can be made.

group HypnoBirthing Course

Next online group course begins Saturday, 20 February 2021 at 09:00.
R 2000
  • 5 weekly classes, each lasting approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • You will be provided with the official HypnoBirthing® book, all MP3s (e.g. Rainbow Relaxation and Daily Affirmations), and all other course materials, handouts, and resources.
  • There is no extra fee for birth companions (partner, husband, mother, sister, friend, doula, etc.). This programme gives birth companions a wonderful role, being able to know where the birthing parent is at and what they need during a given moment.
  • Minimum of two couples needed for a group course to take place.
  • Payment arrangements can be made.

When you change the way you think about birth, the way you birth will change.

Mickey Mongan

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