Empowered Birth Series
HypnoBirthing the Mongan method

What if we told women the truth about birth?

We’d have to tell them that conractions will probably more then surges or sensations.

That they’ll probably rock your world and leave you begging for salvation as you clutch the edge of the tub or the hospital linens.

That your gentle breathing exercises and spotify soundtrack will be left in the dust as you sweat and pant and sway and swear your way through it.

That you will trip harder than any mushroom you ever did in collage and vomit with the same ferocity and travel to places deep within yourself that you didn’t know existed.

That you will float above your body and simultaneously be trapped in it with an intensity you’ve never tasted.

And in that intensity,

in the sweating and the swearing

and the swayin and the vomiting

and the endless hours of contractions crashing down upon you…

You’ll find your strength.

You will find a resilience you’ve never known.

You’ll find the power you need for the journey of Moderhood ahead.

In the messy humanityof it all,

you’ll find that you are holy, a portal to the divine. Capable and indescribeble miracles. A vessel of sacred life.

What if we told women the truth about birth?

We’d have to tell them they are capable of anything.

Worthy of being treated like goddesses.

Made to walk through the flames, surf the tidal waves, dive into the underworld and come out alive.

Not unschated. Not unchanged. Butwhole and healed and ready to take on the world.

If we told women the truth about birth, we would have to admit that we have lied about everything else, and that they are more powerful, more fierce, more capable, more beautiful, then we’ve ever let on.

If we told the truth about birth,

we’d shatter the world.

Words by Catie Atkinson

 

The Empowered Birth Series is the ultimate childbirth education series designed to set you up with all the tools and evidence based information to LOVE YOUR BIRTH whatever turn it might take. You and your birthing partner will learn

✨how to do pregnancy massage at home

✨how to prevent / easy pregnancy discomfort such as back pain, pelvic girdle discomfort and swelling 

✨how to use balance, gravity and movement to support baby’s optimal positioning during pregnancy and in labour

✨understanding the dynamics of labour and tools on how to support birthing mum in the process

✨how the labouring and birthing body works efficiently and effectively through the different stages

✨active and resting labour positions and birth positions

✨understanding the process and supporting special circumstances, such as medically medically necessary induction, or augmentation of labour

✨how stress, fear and tension can affect the course of your birth and how to prevent is

✨how to avoid induction and and unnecessary or unwanted interventions 

✨understanding medical tools and interventions and having the tools to rock your birth and stay calm and support the process neither less your labour takes turns and you are finding yourself having medical interventions

✨pain management vs pain releif

✨informed consent and informed refusal

✨ B.R.A.I.N.

✨ what to consider for creating your birth preferences and effectively communicating your preferences with your care provider

✨affirmations, visualisation and relaxation techniques to enhance and deepen the mind-body connection

✨pelvic floor exercises and perineal massage 

✨prenatal and postpartum nutrition

✨THE BIRTH

✨Birthing the placenta and the umbilical cord

✨talk all things postpartum: newborn care, establishing a baby led routine, baby massage basics, breastfeeding, postpartum pelvic floor toning, nutrition

The Empowered Birth Series is teaching your the complete original HypnoBirthing program the Mongan Method. 

You might have heard of HypnoBirthing, and wondering what all the fuss is about?

HypnoBirthing is a tried and proven technique, as well as a philosophy that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a program that considers the psychological, as well as the physical well-being of the mother, her birth partner and their newborn, whether that be in the quiet of a home, a hospital or a birth center.

The HypnoBirthing program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualisation, meditative practice, attention to nutrition, and positive body toning. 

We know you have many choices and many decidions to make for your birthing experience. You have choices in selecting your care provider, you have choices in selecting the environment in which you will bring your baby into the world. Another important choice is that of the childbirth education classes you will choose to prepare for the birth of your baby. We know you will be happy with your choice of the original Hypnobirthing The Mongan Method, a premium and comprehensive childbirth education program.

For over 3 decades, The Mongan Method has been educating and supporting women in helping them experience a positive birth free from fear. 

HypnoBirthing parents report:

  • less fear approaching birth
  • fewer interventions and surgical births
  • decreased use of augmentation and AROM
  • shorter 1st and 2nd phase of labour
  • fewer pre-term and low-weight babies
  • lessened or eliminated need for analgesia
  • happier and more content mothers and babies
  • newborns alert, able to nurse almost immediately 
  • fewer cases or postpartum depression 
  • infants with higher then average APGAR scores 

In a series of five 2,5 hour classes you will learn all you need to become the A-team and bring your baby earth side in calm, joy and confidence, and start your parenting journey feeling empowered.

This course will benefit you if you:

  • want to be more prepared and informed for an empowered and calm pregnancy, birth and postpartum

are looking for ways for your partner to feel more involved and prepared to support you

are wanting to make informed choices for your birth plan

  • want to connect with your baby and learn about pre-birth bonding
  • have an interest in life-altering techniqes for reducing fear, tension and pain
  • want a natural or unmedicated birth
  • preparing for a VBAC
  • are planning a scheduled c-section
  • have anxiety surrounding giving birth
  • if you had a previous traumatic or stressful birthing experience
  • want to take a prenatal class that doesn’t focus on pain and medication

What’s included:

  • 5 x 2.5 hour class
  • HypnoBirthing Book by Marie Mongan
  • Relaxation recordings
  • Bound Parent Handout Book including relaxation scripts, birth preferences template, affirmations and other exercises
  • Weekly emails to keep you on truck with your practice
  • The most up-to-date evidence-based information on pregnancy and birth, so you can confidently make informed decisions for yourself and your baby
  • support from Kati
  • handouts 
  • and much more!

Why is it over 5 weeks?

We understand that as expecting parents, you are busier than ever and your time is precious, so being offered a single weekend crash course may seem enticing, until really understand that a quick intensive course will not quiet best prepare  prepare you for this major life event.

Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation are highly effective techniques to help you tune in to instinctive birth. They are acquired skills that need to be learned gradually and practiced over time. Practicing between sessions provides you with time to condition your mind and body to responses that make HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method so successful. There is no shortcut, and this is why this program is thought in 5 x 2.5 hour sessions.

77% of HypnoBirthing parents who birthed vaginally did so without epidural

  • 45% of HypnoBirth happened in 8 hours or less
  • 17% HypnoBirthing parents birthed via c-section compered to the national average of 33%

If you are ready to invest in your journey of calm, confident, empowered birth, find our next dates, and reach out with any questions. 

Classes are run in small group settings at the beautiful studio on the Mandurah foreshore. 

 

 2024

Summer sessions

January 27 – February 24

Saturdays 4:00 – 6:30pm 

 

 

 

Investment

$695 per couple

Private sessions $945 per couple 

Payment plans are available

Empowered birth circle  & Birthtime documentary viewing 

$25 exchange – if you enrol in the series, this will be credited towards your ticket. 

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