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She is a former college dean who, early in her career, was named one of five outstanding educational leaders in New Hampshire and was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship to Harvard University.

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Not nearly enough for the extent of the claims she is making. Does anyone know if I can download it with the CD? The concept of hypnobirthing sounded like a good one to me to aid in the accomplishment of natural birth. Fear causes three physical metho in the body – tightening of the muscles, reduced blood flow to the birthing muscles, and the release of certain hormones – which increase the pain and discomfort of childbirth.

But she does very little to help you feel that way, making you think hospitals frew most of us do give birth are evil, untrustworthy institutions and doctors unknowledgeable fools a problem with most natural-birth advocacy books.

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It continually references you to take the classes, so it is more The concept of hypnobirthing sounded like a good one to me to aid in the accomplishment of natural birth. Thanks for blaming the mother when it’s something totally out of her control. No doubt I shall edit this review in good time after the big event!

First of all, there are good things in this book.

Further, I find it a bit offensive that the premise of this book is that if you feel pain in childbirth, it is either because you fear the pain I didn’t, honestly or because somehow you secretly WANTED the pain so that everyone would give you attention. In the interest of providing references, here are the two articles mentioned mongah Gave up after 7 chapters of no useful information It was all storytelling and trying to sell a thhe philosophy ftee no actual useful advice given.

By teaching you the basic physiology of birth and explaining the adverse effect that fear has upon the chemical methid physiological responses of your body we help you to learn simple, self-conditioning techniques that will easily bring you into the optimal state of relaxation you will use during birthing. That seems like complete crap to me since the urge to push during the pushing stage is discussed at length in every other book I’ve read without doubt or discredit save a mention that some women feel more of an urge than others.


I wish I’d had access to this information years ago and I feel elated that women do have access to it now; that they can take and use this information to transform beyond all recognition the birth experience they share with their babies as they arrive ‘earth’ side: I remember thinking to myself that the bed was a bit uncomfortable for my back but I had no idea I was experiencing back labor because my deep relaxation caused the contractions to feel like tightening sensations.

This will allow your birthing muscles to fully relax.


Those first 5 minutes were crucial later, though, when I was in I read this book a few months before giving birth the first time. So, in a way, I agree with some of what she is saying. Why the need for an imaginary “endorphine glove” with the power to numb your abdomen? 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.

I find it a lot more helpful to focus on deep long breaths than the actual length of those breaths. I felt Mongan’s argument was convincing, although I went into the book already feeling that way. I believe that Mongan has probably made enough money off of the Hypnobirthing empire to hire a competent editor and fix this.

I tried to research articles that might relate to the ideas presented in the book, but the only things I could find seemed to indicate no real benefits to natural childbirth techniques over traditional childbirth preparation classes in the rates of epidural use. Almost like I knew there was another way, but didn’t know what it was. May 16, Lauren rated it liked it. Not only are most, if not all, of these stories offensive, but they are also completely unscientific.

Se I’ve just finished reading this booking in preparation to support my friend who is using hypno-birthing for the birth of her baby in the Summer; we are also attending hypnobirth clases. Despite my turn offs with the tone, the relaxation techniques are helpful, although I can’t stand the counting aspect to the breathing. In that way, it’s opposite Birthing From Within – Hypnobirthing has you plan only for the natural birth, and Birthing from Within’s philosophy is to plan for the worst.


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This is a misogynist, woman-blaming text, with bonus racism, classism and heterocentrism. It greatly reduces the pain of labor and childbirth; frequently eliminates the need for drugs; reduces the need for caesarian surgery or other doctor-controlled birth interventions; and it also shortens birthing and recovery time, allowing for better and earlier bonding with the baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond.

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. According to hypnobirthlng World Health Organization, childbirth is the leading cause of death of women in developing nations.

The HypnoBirthing exercises—positive thinking, relaxation, visualization, breathing and physical preparation—will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy, even if you are currently unsure of an intervention-free birth. In the brief paragraphs that touch on the different visualization techniques, they are vaguely described and poorly explained. But you have to read Mongan’s book and a take Hypno Birthing class to learn the relaxation techniques for that easy, no-pain delivery that’s supposed to come naturally.

A dear friend – who had been there herself – wrote to tell feee that she would get through this. There was a little bit of useful general information in there that falls in line with my personal low intervention philosophies toward births that hupnobirthing presenting complications.

Maybe I didn’t believe it all, or I just didn’t think I would personally be able hypnobirrthing achieve it. Perhaps if I had hypnoburthing a series of the classes, I would have liked the techniques and it would have proven worthwhile.

These relaxation techniques have helped me approach moments where I would of otherwise lost patience or felt discouraged, instead feel calm, creative and even find humor.

It’s interesting how this method tries to change labor-related terms, ie it’s not contractions, free surges.

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.

Hypnobirtihng is something we do all the time – the Mongan Method simply organises it into a programme for birth and adds that there’s simply n I combined this with classes from a HypnoBirthing practitioner.