Reddit Reddit reviews HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing (3rd Edition)

We found 12 Reddit comments about HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing (3rd Edition). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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u/heyhermano23 · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

We did a hypnobirthing class and I really enjoyed it. It helps with the fear and I learned a few breathing techniques that help with my anxiety currently, so it was a good choice to do it.

If there aren't classes near you, the booking I'm reading that went along with the class is Hypnobirthing by Marie Mongan.

We're also doing the standard prenatal class through the hospital, mostly to meet other pregnant couples due around the same time as us and hopefully making some friends. The hospital also offers a Baby Care and Emergency Care class as well, which we're going to do. The only class we were on the fence about is the hospital Prenatal since we covered a lot of it in hypnobirthing, but as a FTM, it really eases my worries knowing that I'll be extra prepared.

Classes are expensive where I live, so that might be a consideration too... The hospital courses come to $365 and the hypnobirthing was $300 (luckily 80% of it was covered by benefits!). Insanity! We had to save up diligently to be able to do them.

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

Check out the hypnobirthing book.

http://www.amazon.com/HypnoBirthing-natural-approach-comfortable-birthing/dp/0757302661

She talks a lot about how fear makes your body shut down b/c it sends a message to your brain that it's not in a safe place to birth. Women in other cultures without our hangups and negative messages about birth give birth without pain. Maybe labor isn't comfortable and easy, but its not swirling with angst and fear.

I know that I'm a naive first-time mom, but I'm gonna go with the positive messages about birth and just give it a shot. I'm looking forward to see what my body can do! Maybe you will be pleasantly surprised!

u/krtambasco · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I attended the 5 week course and found it very valuable as you practice the relaxation techniques in class. Even though I meditate and can relax myself very easily I would have felt overwhelmed by trying to read and teach myself.
However, if taking a class is not an option you can purchase the book that we received in class. It follows pretty closely with what was taught in class. I believe you get a cd with the book that has the rainbow relaxation visualization on it.
HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing (3rd Edition) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0757302661/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_78yDDbR1CN3T9

In addition The Positive Birth Company is a good resource for Hypnobirthing and has an app called Freya that has a guided visualization and helps you count surges. I also watched YouTube Hypnobirthing videos and just did research in general for evidence based practice birthing and natural birth.

u/samiisexii · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

http://www.hypnobirthing.com/howitworks.htm

There's HypnoBirthing, and then "Hypnobabies" is a separate program spun out of it. I actually got the Hypnobabies book first, but didn't like the tone of it (too much time spent being critical of other methods). The main HypnoBirthing text is http://www.amazon.com/HypnoBirthing-natural-approach-comfortable-birthing/dp/0757302661.

The author/found Marie Mongan had her first two babies in the days when they gave you ether so you were passed out when you delivered and they pulled the baby out with forceps. For her third birth she managed to fight to be allowed to have her husband with her and be conscious for delivery. She later became a hypnotherapist and developed a program to apply self-hypnosis (basically deep relaxation) during labor.

During my first labor I spent a bunch of time in the tub with my eyes closed doing visualization and I have to say it worked really well. I found myself able to see the contractions a "separate" from myself and they didn't really hurt. But I found as I got more and more tired, it was harder to maintain this state. So, I'm wondering/hoping that HypnoBirthing might be the answer to doing a more thorough job at that. But it's the sort of thing that seems like it only works if you believe it will, so I'm trying to convince myself :)

There are HypnoBirthing classes where I am. But I've been so focused on my older child that by the time I started thinking about this, the classes in my area were full. But I'm at least reading the book myself and going to start listening to the CD tonight.

It's definitely worth checking out. You kind find a lot of positive birth stories and videos online.

u/quixotickate · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

We did:

Four-week "comprehensive childbirth" class at our hospital, which I really liked and am glad I took. The instructors were all either nurses or former nurses at our hospital and were familiar with our hospital's policies and standard practices, so I now feel very comfortable with what might happen during our birth; also, it turns out our hospital is pretty awesome. It was also actually some nice bonding time with my husband, especially when we practiced having him coach me.

One night breastfeeding class, also at the hospital. Informative, but not necessarily anything I couldn't have learned on my own. It was good to hear about the breastfeeding support that my hospital offers, but I suspect I would have found out about all of that anyway during my stay.

Watched the DVD series Laugh and Learn about Childbirth. It was nice to have a second perspective, and there is so much to know about childbirth that there was material covered in the videos that wasn't covered in our class. The instructor has an interesting style which we found to be hit or miss, tonally, but overall it was a good use of time. We also have Laugh and Learn About Breastfeeding, but haven't watched it yet.

I also read (I've been to the library more in the past two months than in the previous two years...):

u/firstbump · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I am planning on using hypnobirthing techniques during my labor and delivery. I read through HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method and have been practicing the breathing and visualization techniques for about 2 months now. I recommend hypnobirthing, but obviously haven't gone through my L&D yet, so that may change after the fact. If nothing else, the hypnobirthing techniques have helped me fall asleep at night when third trimester insomnia has hit me hard.

u/SpicyWolf47 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I didn't take the classes either, just read the book from Amazon and listened to the CD it came with at night: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0757302661/ref=mp_s_a_1_sc_1?qid=1383075951&sr=8-1-spell&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

I also found some other birthing meditations on iTunes that I really liked.

Personally I couldn't have made it through 24 hours of labor and 2 1/2 hours pushing without it. I had no medicine at all for pain relief and believe it's because of hypnobirthing. Birth is natural and if you don't fight it, the pain isn't bad (and I am a huge wuss, biggest I know) and I would describe labor as very uncomfortable bordering on painful (when they made me lay down on my back was bad as I had almost all back labor). Anyway, based on my experience I strongly recommend at least giving the book a try.

u/beesinatree · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

The Mongan Method! On amazon it comes with a book and audio :) http://www.amazon.com/HypnoBirthing-natural-approach-comfortable-birthing/dp/0757302661

u/beyond_binary · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I read Hypnobirthing, and loved it! I liked "What to Expect"... until I found that I could download a free app from BabyCenter that let me know what was going on every week with my baby. Also read some of "Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way"... similar to Hypnobirthing, but I think Hypnobirthing takes it another step beyond, as it's written by a woman [Bradley Way is based on a man's work]... I just feel that women, esp those who have had babies, know more about birthing than men ever could. And Hypnobirthing is just awesome. But really, my baby needs to start up the labor engine so I can put it to the test!!!

u/GengarKitty · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

You could pick up the hypnobirthing book It goes through everything you need and includes a cd with a full two hours of affirmation speaking. I found I learned a lot from it and was able to use it! :)

u/ApelsAndBnonos · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

We are planning for a water birth at our midwife's birth center, also planning on doing the hypnobirthing technique. We don't have the money for the classes so I looked into it online and found this book:

http://www.amazon.com/HypnoBirthing-natural-approach-comfortable-birthing/dp/0757302661

It comes with a CD too. I'm not sure how helpful it will be yet, but I'll find out in 3 weeks hopefully haha.

u/acaciopea · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Since you're already into meditation check out hypo birthing. It uses guided meditations and affirmations.

The class I took taught the Monaghan Method. Here's the book on Amazon

I see you're due pretty soon so you won't have time for classes but the book might be worth a read? Or maybe just read up on hypnobirthing.

There's also hypnobabies but I don't know anything about it other than it exists.

What helped me the most in labor was breathing. To make sure your shoulders and face and hands are relaxed. Just breathe through the contraction. I pictured the breath coming in and going down by body and out the birth canal. Another popular visualization (like another commenter mentioned) is visualizing your cervix opening. Like a flower. And you could picture the baby moving down.

As for the guided meditations, any would work. Just something to divert your focus from labor. You can download them on iTunes.

There are two primary affirmations used by hypnobirthing. One is the rainbow relaxation (which you're supposed to listen to everyday so that you're reaction to it is automatic but you might download it and give it a listen). The second one is more of an affirmation. You can download these. I googled it and saw them on youtube so look around. I got them from the CD that came with the book.

Then, what I did was make cards. I found affirmations I liked and wrote them on index cards to read while in labor. I decorated them and put pictures, etc. I used some from the hypnobirthing and some I just found online.

Good luck!