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Having delivered 2 babies “naturally” I was already inclined to believe that un-medicated birth was not just possible, but should be the norm rather than the exception. Here’s the problem, Mongan makes some generalized statements about “simple” women and “African” women that really put me off. It continually references you to take the classes, so it is more The concept of hypnobirthing sounded like a good one to me to hypnobidthing in the accomplishment of natural birth.

I actually like many of them. My doc was at another delivery and I spent about twenty minutes with controlled breathing the baby down.

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One, it yhpnobirthing me to the amazing power of self-hypnosis and I am not a crunchy granola mystical earth being.

According to the World Health Organization, childbirth is the leading cause of death of women in developing nations. She had been induced and had a C-section, but was totally convinced of HB’s worth. I must confess, I didn’t read this book in its entirety. It goes to the heart of what hypnobirthjng in HypnoBirthing frequently puzzle over: Mongan Marie Mongan, M.

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A little weird at the beginning but you gotta just let that go 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 racism.

Some techniques in this book, such as soft music, massage, yogic breathing, and warm baths have been mentioned in several books I’ve read and I believe that they can be effective if reducing tension in many women and therefore creating an easier birth. The worst that can happen if you read this book is that you decide it’s not for you.


Okay, she cites a study here or there. Review quote “I didn’t think this would work, even after I took the course, but it really did! If I could give it zero stars, I would. 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. HypnoBirthing helps women to become empowered by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their bodies.

This is the fourth or fifth time I have read this book. So instead of prepping mothers with a lot of the science of childbirth, she glosses over a lot of the facts in favor of reminding you, often, that it isn’t supposed to hurt. In spite of a very traumatic first pregnancy, and two subsequent labours that were far from ideal, but relatively complication free, I’ve always had a very positive attitude to labour and birth which included a strong belief that the pain of labour was a necessary part of a life process to deliver a miracle; naturally I felt infinitely empowered when I had two VBAC’s against medical advice that for women like me it was always a case of ‘once a caesarean, always a caesarean’.

In the brief paragraphs that touch on the different visualization techniques, they are vaguely described and poorly explained.

And so, for most of my teenage years I assumed that most other women who gave birth were just a little overly sensitive, imagining pain were in fact there wasn’t any. I feel much better prepared about what to expect having hhypnobirthing both. Most of the time, hypothetical unborn babies are referred to as male. I did like the pre-birth bonding with the baby. As I touched on earlier, I really believed very positively in fact that pain was a normal natural part of labour, a good and fair price to pay.


The way these things were described by the author are consistent with what I experienced.

However, for this to happen a good coach or doula is very important. It also gave me confidence in a woman’s body to birth naturally. Are you kidding me??? Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x It didn’t help that she used “simple women” as the origins of the idea that birthing doesn’t have to be painful. Instead of reading this book, I recommend listening to some relaxation or hypnosis videos on youtube.

I don’t hypnobirthinb like the term ‘natural’. However, I should clarify that I did not buy in to all of the self-hypnosis techniques, and I found some of the hypnovirthing and the alternative vocabulary a little laughable. Getting rid of the fear was, at least for me, the single most important step in preparing for birth.

With HypnoBirthingyour pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be.

If a pregnant woman wants and needs to be pampered, “waited upon” and coddled, and buys into the concept that pregnancy is an abnormal conditional and she is “ill”, the attention that she gains during a troublesome pregnancy and a difficult birthing can definitely make it all worthwhile in her mind. Only it’s not as simple as that, because we’ve been told over and over – by the media, by ‘helpful’ other mothers, by people mare heard this awful story once – that everything about birth is bad, bad, bad.

Definitely worth a read to get an insight into how the body actually works in labour; facts I had so far not managed to pick up from the medical profession or any other pre-natal literature so it was worth it just for that! I do believe that this book helped me prepare for childbirth though.