HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method

Preparing for childbirth, I keep reading 🙂 Today I would like to share with you my favorite quotes/takeaways from HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing (3rd Edition)

These are the parts I highlighted:

  • 95% of families have normal, low- or no-risk pregnancies.
  • Your journey into parenthood is one of the most amazing experiences you will ever know.
  • Your child will never be physically born again, and its birth can never be duplicated.
  • When your mind is free of fear and tension, your body can be free of pain and will function as it was created to do.
  • Hypnobirthing’s philosophy is tied to the way that birthing was practiced in ancient times – as a celebration of life.
  • When fear is not present, pain is not present. Fear causes the arteries leading to the uterus to constrict and become tense, creating pain. In the absence of fear, muscles relax and become pliable, and the cervix is able to naturally thin and open as the body pulsates rhythmically and expels the baby with ease.
  • Every woman has within her the power to call upon her natural maternal instinct to birth her babies in joy and comfort in a manner that most mirrors nature.
  • Birth is a natural, normal physiological function for normal, healthy women and their healthy babies.
  • “As a result of the aura of calm that our couples adopt, we are seeing many confident, relaxed birthing women progress from 4 cm to 9 or 10 cm in a matter of 30 minutes to an hour.”
  • (In the distant past) with no awareness of the link between intercourse and the conception of a child, it was believed that women brought forth children at will. As creators, they were thought to be created to deity.
  • Aristotle wrote of the mind-body connection and emphasized the importance of deep relaxation during childbirth.
  • Positive thought and relaxation can help the body and enhance its ability to birth freely, effectively and with no ill effects.
  • The mind does not have the ability to act. Therefore, it sends messages to the body demanding action. The body, in turn, plays out the thought.
  • Words and thoughts are powerful and profoundly affect our everyday experiences and beliefs.
  • Findings suggest that babies within the womb react to vibrations, stroking, tapping, rubbing, squeezing, conversation, voices, music, light, heat, cold, pressing to simulate the birth experience, teasing, loud noises, TV sounds and humor.
  • Babies who were exposed to soft music and singing during their time in the womb were calmer, happier and better adjusted to life outside of the womb. It is also believed that they are better sleepers. Babies love the sound of their parents’ voices, especially when they are sung to.
  • The lower jaw area directly affects the vaginal opening. When your lower jaw is relaxed, the vaginal area will also be relaxed.
  • Placing the tip of your tongue at the place where your front teeth and palate meet will help your lower jaw to recede so that you remain free of tension in your mouth and jaw area. This will also help to relax the vaginal outlet.
  • Water aids in your digestion by moving food through the digestive system and then moving toxic waste products our of your body in elimination – two very important considerations when you are pregnant.
  • A body that is properly hydrated releases urine that is the color of light lemonade. If your urine is deeper yellow, you need to reach for water more regularly and increase your consumption of protein.
  • It takes a healthy mother to have a healthy baby.
  • It’s particularly important that you exercise during pregnancy.
  • When you think back to the ambience of the lovemaking that resulted in your conceiving your baby, consider having the same ambiance at birth – the dimly lit room, privacy, music, no interruptions.
  • It is amazing how easily a head can pass through the elastic-like perineum if you remain relaxed.


You might also like:

Hypnobirthing – Women Are Made To Have Babies

Childbirth Breathing Techniques

Affirmations For Childbirth

Orgasmic Birth vs. Hollywood Childbirth

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Categories: Childbirth, Pregnancy Book/DVD/Product Reviews, Pregnancy Week by Week

Author:Alinka Rutkowska

Alinka is a best-selling and award-winning Children's Author.


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