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That doesn’t even hold true for all straight women, but she obviously finds the idea of lesbian and otherwise non-heterosexually partnered mothers completely inconceivable. It’s irresponsible and counter-productive because it causes what it seeks to prevent, namely fear of the system. In the interest of providing references, here are the mongsn articles mentioned above: The answer is simple: So don’t give me this BS no pun intended about animals doin’ it “naturally.

To suggest that pain in childbirth is some kind of Western construct that was invented by early Christians is pure rubbish, and the idea of pain in childbirth as a Western construct has a rather alarming history steeped in hypnobirthimg. Bradley does teach more varied coping techniques. A little hypnobirthibg at the beginning but you gotta just let that go We will help you look forward to your pregnancy and birthing with joy and love, rather than fear and anxiety.

There exits a preponderance of strong, well informed research to support the effectiveness of relaxation and diminished stress hormones during life altering events. My delivery nurse is a hypnobirthing instructor and I was pleasantly surprised how well I could keep under control with the breathing techniques and how relaxed and calm she kept me.

I do believe that relaxation, visualization, and self-hypnosis can reduce pain, and I know all too well that psychological factors can cause muscles to tense up and trigger pain.

Theoretically, I agree with this. The way she delivers her message is lacking and detracts from some of her methods and ideas hypnobirthint might support women maroe into ANY type of delivery.

And so, for most of my teenage years I assumed that Well, well. One has nothing to do with the other. In HypnoBirthing, we doan have all dees stuff, and deliberately so. The way these things were described by the author are consistent with what I experienced.


An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynacology, 9 And it’s not necessary to subscribe to every last detail to find it useful; while I’m totally on board with the hypnotherapy element, I’m not sold on the science of perineal massage.

On the positive side, the research supporting the use of hypnosis for pain management is well established and many of the exercises in this book are excellent. Mongan’s recommendation that women not be told the problems that can arise during birth also disturbed me.

HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

I must confess, I didn’t read this book in its entirety. That seems like complete crap to me since the urge to push during the pushing stage is discussed at length in every other book I’ve read without doubt or discredit save a mention that some women feel more of an urge than others. Nypnobirthing I find this really, really hard to swallow. On the flip side, Hypnobirtning understand the theory behind this book, that women should not be scared of giving birth.

Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. The fact that no other book I have read supports such an outlandish claim makes me skeptical of the idea. Instead of reading this book, I recommend listening to some relaxation or hypnosis videos on youtube.

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The actual practical content of this book consists of one short chapter on relaxation methods and one short chapter of visualisations. There are some really good things in the book that helped me though. Admittedly this book stresses it because it’s the physiological norm, but there are plenty of stories of C-section mums who appreciate this book. It didn’t help that she used “simple women” as the origins of the idea that birthing doesn’t have to be painful. I took this class and enjoyed the material.

I was able to completely relax my body so that I wouldn’t fight against labor pains making it almost painless to go through labor and delivery. My baby was posterior, which I was taught during Bradley would be accompanied by painful back labor. Can we visualize this fact away?

Hypnobirthing : The Mongan Method the Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing

In fact, much of the information in here contradicted points I’ve read in the Bradley book, Active Birthor other sources, which left me frustrated and confused about which advice to follow. While I can get behind the idea that birth doesn’t have to be scary and horrible, and that the scary parts can be eased with self-relaxation techniques, I just can’t read any more of this book. If you can do natural, more power to you. I do believe that this book helped me prepare for childbirth though.


I also agree that it makes no sense for childbirth to work as ‘badly’ as it does in our society today ,arie there is no excuse for the high number of cesarean births, epidurals, epesiotomies, and other standard interventions.

While I agree with Mongan’s premise on an intellectual and intuitive level, I felt the book lacked in specifics. I feel like I am being insulted at every turn in this book.

It greatly reduces hypjobirthing pain of labor and childbirth; frequently eliminates the need for drugs; reduces the need for caesarian surgery or other doctor-controlled birth interventions; and it also shortens birthing and recovery time, allowing for better and earlier bonding with omngan baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond. She is the recipient of the National Guild of Hypnotists President’s Award and received the coveted Charles Hypnoibrthing Award infollowed in with being given the highest distinction awarded by the National Guild of Hypnotists, being named for the recognition she has brought to hypnotherapy.

Instead it was a wonderful experience. It helped me learn how to relax through the pain and work with the contractions, rather than tensing up with the pain and fighting them. I am not anti-medicine or a hippy I eat cows, wear leather, I rarely exercise let alone think of going near a yoga mat. Want to Read saving…. I am looking for this book in Austria I need it in English but, having maroe hard time finding it or getting it to me soon! No doubt I shall hypnobrthing this review in good time after the big event!