The Mongan Method

Are you ready to have an amazing, beautiful, manageable birth?


HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method can help you achieve an easier, faster and more comfortable birth without unnecessary interventions.

"When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change."-Marie Mongan

What is HypnoBirthing®

HypnoBirthing® is based on the premise that birth is a natural, normal and healthy human experience. It is based on the belief that when fear and tension are removed, the mother is prepared and trusts her birthing body; then severe discomfort does not need to be a natural accompaniment of the birthing experience. HypnoBirthing® is a full comprehensive antenatal course that combines education, deep focused relaxation, visualizations, breathing techniques and self-hypnosis, to prepare the birthing couple for an easier, more comfortable and manageable birth; that 95% of women CAN achieve. HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. HypnoBirthing® provides the tools that allow the mother to fully trust in her body to birth in the way nature intended. Helping her realize birth isn’t something to fear, but that rather, it can be one of the most empowering and wonderful experiences of her life. HypnoBirthing® was created by Marie “Mickey” Mongan a highly awarded hypnotherapist and Harvard University Ford Foundation fellow.

How does HypnoBirthing® Work?

HypnoBirthing ® teaches you how to enter into a deeply relaxed state, where you are able to release all fear and tension. Without this fear and tension your body is able to function properly as nature intended, and you are able to birth your baby comfortably and easily.

Advantages of HypnoBirthing®

  • Promotes Pre-natal bonding 

  • Promotes a calmer, healthier pregnancy.

  • Empowers the mother and birthing partner with the knowledge needed for birth.

  • Empowers the mother and birth partner with the choices they are able to make about birth

  • Reduces fear and stress during labour and childbirth.

  • It is a natural form of pain management, there are no medications with potential side effects for you or baby.

  • Provides comfort, relaxation and relief during labour.

  • It allows you to remain fully alert, awake and part of the labour and childbirth process.

  • Shorter labours

  • Reduces the need for interventions and pain-relief.

  • Babies are calmer and bond well.

  • Fewer cases of post-natal depression.

Who is HypnoBirthing® for?

HypnoBirthing® is for any birthing couple (Mother, father, doula, sister, grandmother, partner, close friend, any person the birthing person chooses as their birth companion) who is wanting a beautiful, empowering, calm, manageable birthing experience.


HypnoBirthing® believes the birthing partner/companion is an integral part of the birthing and not just an onlooker.


HypnoBirthing® is not only for first time mothers, if you did not have the birthing experience that you wanted first, or even second time round then HypnoBirthing® is for you.


You can start a HypnoBirthing® Antenatal Course anytime after your 20 week scan, generally up until 34 weeks. However if you are past 34 weeks, contact me and I will gladly assist.


The techniques do take practice and dedication to achieve optimum results.

HypnoBirthing® Course Outline

HypnoBirthing® Course Outline

Unit 1

Setting the Stage

  • Philosophy and beginnings of HypnoBirthing®

  • History of women and birthing

  • How the uterus works in birthing

  • What’s wrong with labour

  • How fear affects labour

  • The origin of fear and pain in labour

  • The power of the mind

  • Mind/body connection

  • Psycho-physical association

  • Breathing and relaxation

  • Building positive images of birth.

Unit 2

Falling in Love with your Baby

  • Pre-Birth, perinatal and postnatal bonding

  • Background of fetology studies 

  • Selecting your care providers

  • Preparing your mind for birth

  • Preparing your birthing environment

  • Breathing techniques

  • Hypnosis deepening and visualization

  • Releasing fear

  • Pregnancy Nutrition

  • Pregnancy Exercises

  • Building a partnership with care providers.

Unit 3

Advanced Visualizations and Deepening

  • Labour and birthing visualizations and deepenings

  • Turning breech-presented babies

  • Looking at the  “estimated due date”

  • Avoiding artificial induction

  • Writing a Birth Plan

  • How the body prepares for birth

  • Initiating labour naturally

  • Your body’s perfect design

  • Releasing fears and limiting thoughts

Unit 4


  • Prelabour tricksters

  • The onset of labour

  • Birth companion’s role during labour and birth

  • Labour phases

  • Thinning and Opening

  • Misconceptions about labour

  • Hallmarks as labour advances

  • Breathing

  • Birth rehearsal imagery.

Unit 5


  • Mother nears completion

  • Optimal positioning for baby in labour & birth

  • Labour positions

  • Birthing phase

  • Birth’s perfect design

  • Golden hour

  • Skin-to-skin

  • Breastfeeding

  • Bonding

  • Fourth Trimester