Devised by Marie Mongon in 1989 HypnoBirthing® is more than just a technique for childbirth. It is a whole philosophy, based on the understanding that women and babies are designed to birth instinctively and naturally. When our minds and bodies are in harmony and we are naturally relaxed, our bodies are free to birth naturally, calmly and without fear as nature intended and severe discomfort does not need to be an expected part of the birthing experience.
HypnoBirthing provides you with the information and techniques to prepare mentally and physically for an easier and more comfortable birth. It encompasses deep relaxation techniques, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, visualisation and affirmations in addition to an understanding of the physiology of birth, which empowers the birthing mother to trust in her natural birthing instincts for a calmer and more comfortable birth.
I discovered HypnoBirthing late on in my pregnancy and loved it! It was the best thing I did to prepare for the birth of my little boy. Since then have had an absolute belief in the power of the mind and this is what inspired me to train as a Hypnotherapist and HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator. I really believe that all women should have the right to birth how they chose and should be empowered to be able to trust in their natural birthing instincts. I am so excited to be able to share this programme with many more mothers and empower them to have the birth the chose
The original HypnoBirthing® - the Mongon Method is a structured, in-depth and evidence-based childbirth education course, which has been taught to parents for over 30 years.
It is a complete childbirth education programme, which covers the history of birthing, pregnancy, pre-birth bonding, birthing, and post birth as well as teaching you deep relaxation and visualisation techniques to help you remain calm and in control throughout.
• Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that leads to tension and pain.
• Reduces and often eliminates the need for pain killers, anaesthetic or other interventions.
• Shortens labour.
• Leaves mother feeling alert and reduces fatigue during labour.
• Helps keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing, keeping baby calmer.
• Provides a key role for the birthing companion.
• Encourages and supports pre and post birth bonding for mother, baby and birth companion.
Scheduled classes are run in 5 week blocks on Thursday evenings at a cost of £250 per course. Courses are taught via Zoom.
Course can be run outside of these times as a mutually convenient time if available, please contact to discuss.
Each course includes:
• 5 x 2.5 hour classes which will cover the philosophy of birth as well as techniques to teach you to birth calmly and comfortably without the need for intervention.
• All course materials including the HypnoBirthing® text book written by Marie Mongon, spiral-bound handout booklet, MP3 downloads for all relaxation and visualisation.
• In-person teaching which includes support between classes and up to the birth.
• Small Groups to ensure all participants get the most from the course.
• The option to book additional 1:1 revision or relaxation sessions prior to the birth if needed.
• Post birth catch up.
• Week 1 - 22nd September
• Week 2 - 29th September
• Week 3 - 6th October
• Week 4 - 13th October
• Week 5 - 20th October
Book below with a £25 deposit
• Week 1 - 10th November
• Week 2 - 17th November
• Week 3 - 24th November
• Week 4 - 1st December
• Week 5 - 8th December
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If you are unable to make these schedule times, please do contact me to discuss further options to arrange an individual class.
I have just finished the HypnoBirthing course with Claire and it was so much more than I thought it would be. I'm a natural worrier and was feeling so nervous about giving birth, but this course has really washed away my anxiety. Not only was the course filled with information to help me prepare for birth, I have learnt wonderful relaxation techniques which I now use in my day to day life.
My husband did the course with me and he is feeling so confident about how he can support me through the journey. He has learnt all the techniques to coach and encourage me through.
Claire was absolutely amazing. She was encouraging, understanding, patient and able to adapt the course to our personal circumstances.
Claire has taught us how natural having a baby is, and how to be excited for this stage of our lives. I can honestly say I am feeling so positive about this experience and I can't thank Claire and the HypnoBirthing course enough!
Having just completed our course, my husband and I feel ready to meet our baby in a calm and confident manner, thanks to the support and guidance of Claire.
Despite the uncertainty that 2020 had brought, participating in the online sessions with Claire has relieved any anxiety over the birth and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to the journey that Hypnobirthing has equipped me for.
I particularly enjoyed learning about the fourth trimester, feeling empowered by the knowledge gained and the enthusiasm Claire displayed each week. The sessions were supported by our own practice at home with an array of handouts and resources which were provided prior to the course starting.
Hypnobirthing has taught us that what we do now, during the birth and throughout the 'golden month' is of up most importance to our baby; guiding us through the different stages which, in turn, allowed for a greater bonding experience.
Diolch yn fawr, Claire.