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HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing, The Mongan Method

Aka HypnoBirthing International


HypnoBirthing is a childbirth education programme designed and developed by Marie F. Mongan, a licensed clinical hypnotherapist. She designed the course for her daughter Maura who birth the first HypnoBirth child, Kyle.  The programme started in the USA some 25 years ago and has spread to 46 countries through word of mouth. A simple programme to help parents feel in control of the journey from pregnancy, labour, birth and into parenthood, with all the necessary skills that give them confidence, informed choice and the ability for couples to work together.

HypnoBirthing has five discreet units that run for two and a half hours per session, over a period of five weeks. Each unit is divided into education, exercises, self-hypnosis, videos of hypnobirthing mothers, discussion and homework.  The course includes visualisation, imagery, suggestions, affirmations, deepening techniques, birthing positions, development of the birth plan, bonding with baby and dealing with special circumstances. The course is conducted either in person (couples/partners) or online (couples/partners) the latter Covid restrictions apply.  Material and resources are provided and included in the pricing.

The optimum time to start the course is from 28 – 36 weeks.  This gives the couples time to practise the techniques and become fluent in their ability to enter into deeper states of hypnosis during pregnancy and labour . The pain management technique puts the birthing mother’s mind in a calm, relaxed and peaceful state, even though she may be awake, alert and aware of her baby being born.

The HypnoBirthing programme, although designed for natural births, have been used effectively by couples who are preparing for a caesarean section.

HypnoBirthing has been researched and found that women have short birthing times, less interventions, less need for pain medication, and their babies are alert and happy, free from medication or stress.

Those who have chosen HypnoBirthing include the Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, Fearne Cotton and Giovanna Fletcher, to name a few.

HypnoBirthing, The Mongan Method is the original programme that was introduced in Australia in early 2000’s and its practitioners continue to service every state.  The name has changed to HypnoBirthing International due to its rapid expansion to 46 countries. The Australian cohort have an Advisory Board that oversees best practice.

My prices have not changed for the past 10 years and remain at $660 for groups and $880 for private sessions, in addition I include free relaxation classes and practice sessions for my ‘mothers’ until time of birth.

If you have any questions that have not been covered here, please feel free to call on 0415493778 between the hours of 10am and 6.00pm Monday – Fridays, or email me on marilyn@thealternativecentre.com.au


Marilyn Colvin Boon

Life Member of HypnoBirthing International