I had been a practicing Doula and a Childbirth Educator for many years, when friends of mine chose HypnoBirthing® as a complement to bringing their first child into the world. After hearing about their wonderful birthing experience, I became quite curious and interested in using this practice as a tool in my doula work. After researching it further, I found the benefits were so obvious that I decided immediately to take the HypnoBirthing® childbirth certification course. HypnoBirthing® promotes the idea that childbirth can and should be a beautiful, calm and natural experience. I was so impressed with the ideals and instructional techniques of HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method that I became a certified instructor.
I was supported in my teaching by Carolyn Madrid-Bramlett who has been teaching classes for nearly 5 years in San Diego. She took me under her wing and welcomed me as her assistant instructor.
The goal of this method is not to sell "pain-free" labor" or "drug-free" labor; the goal is to educate and empower moms and birthing companions to make decisions which will lead them toward an easier, safer, and more comfortable birthing. Contrary to popular belief, childbirth does NOT have to be painful. HypnoBirthing® moms learn to be relaxed and in control throughout the labor and birthing process, regardless of the circumstances. In a country where insurance companies are labeling Natural Birth as "high risk", HypnoBirthing® is literally a breath of fresh air.
Needless to say, whether you're a first time mom-to-be or you'd like to improve upon a previous childbirth experience, you might consider HypnoBirthing® for your next baby.