HypnoBirthing® Course – The Mongan Method
HypnoBirthing® is a very empowering pre-natal preparation course, and is currently available in a private or group setting. The course consists of five sessions of 2.5 hours each, and includes the 300+ pages source material book, audio and various handouts. This course is a wonderful and effective tool to bring about relaxation during labour, and teaches breathing techniques and coping strategies for labour. It helps to eliminate fears and anxieties, as well as to build maternal confidence. See the following article from The Ottawa Citizen to find out more: Taking the pain out of labour.
As a certified HypnoBirthing® instructor, I’ve been teaching the course since 2005 to couples in the Ottawa region. For private sessions, I teach with a flexible schedule of days, evenings and some weekends to accommodate the needs of busy couples. Group sessions are offered out of the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre.
HypnoBirthing® Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is HypnoBirthing®?
HypnoBirthing® is an empowering prenatal course that covers everything from labour stages to breastfeeding. The emphasis is on gaining a good understanding of labour, what the body does in labour, and how to cope. You’ll learn breathing and relaxation techniques, and your partner will learn many supporting tools.
What is included?
Included in the price of the course, you’ll get the official textbook, audio recordings and a folder with many handouts. The course is taught in five sessions, each being 2.5 hours in length.
When can I start the course?
You can start the HypnoBirthing® course at any time after the first trimester has passed. Please don’t wait too long to start the course, as you may be uncomfortable sitting through the classes once you’re heavily pregnant. You will also want to leave yourself plenty of time to practice the techniques you will learn.
Does my partner attend with me?
Your partner is strongly encouraged to take part, as he or she will learn many tools to support you, and get a good idea of what labour looks like.
I don’t have partner. Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! If you have a friend or family member that will be with you during your labour, please take the classes with her or him.
Where can I take the course?
I teach private sessions out of my home office in the west end, and group sessions out of the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre on 2260 Walkley Road (the Canon building) in east Ottawa.
I know I want an epidural. Should I still consider taking the course?
Some women take the course so that they can cope with labour until they get an epidural. Over the years, many of the women I taught decided in labour that they didn’t need one after all :o)
I’ve had a difficult prior birth experience. Should I take the group session or the private sessions?
I would recommend that you take the private sessions, so that we can take the time to help you work through your past experience.
When does the group session start, and how do I sign up?
Here is the current group sessions schedule:
- Course 2019-3 (Session full) May 22 to June 20, 2019, inclusive. This course runs weekly for five weeks on Wednesday evenings, with one exception: Thursday June 20.
Wednesday May 22, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday May 29, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 5, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 12, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday June 20, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Course 2019-4 (Now booking!) July 11 to August 8, 2019, inclusive. This course runs weekly for five weeks on Thursday evenings, with one exception: Friday July 19.
Thursday July 11, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday July 19, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday July 25, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday August 1, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday August 8, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Course 2019-5 (Coming up, please reserve your space!) September 12 to October 9, 2019, inclusive. This course runs weekly for five weeks on Thursday evenings, with one exception: Wednesday October 9.
Thursday September 12, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday September 19, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday September 26, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday October 3, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 9, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Additional dates for 2019 group courses will be posted soon, but you can email me or use the form below to add yourself to the waiting list.
Spaces are limited and fill up quickly, so please sign up as early as possible.
How much does the course cost?
As of February 1, 2019, pricing is as follows:
Private Sessions, individual or couple: $500 + tax
Group Sessions: $400 + tax
Please make a note in the form below if you’d like to pay by instalments.
HypnoBirthing Group Session Signup Form
HypnoBirthing– Taking the Birthing World by Calm
Phone: (613) 828-0546 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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