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This is a misogynist, woman-blaming text, with bonus racism, classism and heterocentrism. The way she delivers her message is lacking mongwn detracts from some of her methods and ideas that might support women going into ANY type of delivery.

Paperbackpages. Further, my book came with a cd which she doesn’t clearly spell-out in the text how to use.

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Then the directions on how to properly breathe to achieve that meditative state only cause me more stress because I can’t do them properly hey, while your diaphragm is being pushed 2″ higher due to that baby right under it, take the deepest, slowest breath you’ve ever taken and expand the diaphragm all the way down into your pelvis!

I had used the Bradley Method and found that it left me with a profound fear of hospital birth and intervention and taught that birth is excrutiatingly painful. I wanted her to get to the business of explaining the hypnobirthing process without all the bullshit.

Since I teach Bradley, I was comparing the two as I read this. I was not tense during my 1st pregnancy and I am not tense for my second. I came into reading this book without prejudice, but excitement to learn more about why I was experiencing pain in my deliveries when my mom didn’t, and to find out what I was doing “wrong.

In other words, we will help you prepare for the birth your plan and want for yourselves and your baby, rather than the birth that someone else directs.

You really need to work with a partner and make sure that they know how to help you to find your deep relaxation if you lose your concentration.


There is very little actual practical help on self-hypnosis as a method of hypnobirthimg and pain control in this book.

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But I think most women’s labor will amount to some kind of pain and discomfort. There exits a preponderance of strong, well informed research to support the effectiveness of relaxation and diminished stress hormones during life altering events.

But nothing the author writes in the book proves to me that it is self-hypnosis that makes it so no-one asked those “poor” women, or those “African” women or all the mammals in the world how, or whether, they did it pain-free, after all.

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.

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. To ask other readers hjpnobirthing about HypnoBirthingplease sign up. Let’s be grown ups: Perhaps if I had taken a series of the classes, I would have liked the techniques and it would have proven worthwhile. And I do believe that there is a body-mind connection that is lost on a lot hypnobirthijg non-athletes.

But to claim that pain during labor is a social construct that you can just visualize away The material on nutrition, exercise, breastfeeding, and positions in labor seems solid enough, and I do believe that the hypnosis techniques can reduce pain in labor. Turns out – they messed it all up bad.

Some studies indicate that hypnosis can cut down on pain and complications and possibly even shorten labor As a result of the amazing impact this book and programme had on my daughter’s birth gas and air, not particularly painfulin fact, just today I started a course to teach HB. So even though I read the book and knew the techniques, having I waited to review this until after I had given birth-I figure beforehand would have just been speculation.

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Ditto for the visualizations and breathing techniques she seems to gloss over. Jan 29, Julie rated it really liked it. There are some concepts in this book I wholeheartedly agree with, and others I that I think are misguided.


May 16, Lauren rated it liked it. Also around me were many midwives who’d seen it in action and mongna it can work extremely well. I was then surprised when some of the techniques worked really well. That’s what this book is about. 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.

Now that I am pregnant again, I have turned to hypnobirthing for the second time. I’m not sure I recommend this book above any other particular method of natural birthing, but it has really worked for me twice now, and I’m expecting it to work again in a few months. I haven’t yet given birth myself still two months away but I have read at least 10 books on birthing by now and, based on that knowledge, can see that some of the information in this book can be helpful, and some misleading.

Why the need for an imaginary “endorphine glove” with the power to numb your abdomen? Otherwise, there wasn’t really anything that would support some of the claims that Mongan makes in the book.

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

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

I’ve just finished reading this booking in preparation hypnobirthijg support my friend who is using hypno-birthing for the birth of her baby in the Summer; we are also attending hypnobirth clases.

A long preface to say: