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

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HypnoBirthing(R) has gained momentum around the globe as a positive and empowering method of childbirth. Here's why: HypnoBirthing helps women to become empowered by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their bodies. It greatly reduces the 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 the baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond. What's more, parents report that their infants sleep better and feed more easily when they haven't experienced birth trauma.

HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan knows from her own four births that it is not necessary for childbirth to be a terribly painful experience. In this book she shows women how the Mongan Method works and how parents they can take control of the greatest and most important event of their lives.

So, why is birth such a traumatic event for so many women? And why do more than 40% of births now end in caesarian section, the highest percentage in history? The answer is simple: because our culture teaches women to fear birth as a painful and unsettling experience. Fear causes three physical reactions in the body--tightening of the muscles, reduced blood flow to the birthing muscles, and the release of certain hormones--which increase the pain and discomfort of childbirth. This is not hocus-pocus this is science.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Deerfield Beach, FL, United States
  • English
  • 4th ed.
  • 0757318371
  • 9780757318375
  • 23,994

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I didn't think this would work, even after I took the course, but it really did! It's amazing. .. With this [HypnoBirthing] birth, I kept thinking I wasn't really in labor because I kept waiting for the pain to start, and it never did. Instead it was a wonderful experience. I chose to have my daughter in the hospital with a doula to help me, and it was very natural, very peaceful; a beautiful experience. I felt the baby just dropped out of me and you can tell. She's a really calm, happy baby, one who nurses well.--Spirit of Change.com
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About Marie F. Mongan

Marie Mongan, M.Ed., M.Hy., is the founder of HypnoBirthing; she is a life-long educator, former college dean, clinical hypnotherapist, and Director of the HypnoBirthing Institute. She is the recipient of the 1995 National Guild of Hypnotists President's Award and received the coveted Charles Tebbetts Award in 2000, followed in 2009 with being given the highest distinction awarded by the National Guild of Hypnotists, being named for the recognition she has brought to hypnotherapy. In 2013 she was presented with the LifeTime Achievement award from the International Assn. of Counselors and Therapists, being named to this honor for the recognition she has brought to hypnotherapy. Ms. Mongan lives in New Hampshire, but spends much of her time on planes, as do many of the other faculty members of the Institute, teaching in many of the 46 countries where HypnoBirthing is practiced. She is the mother of four adult children, all born using the techniques upon which HypnoBirthing is based.
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