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With HypnoBirthingyour pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be.
In this easy-to-understand guide, HypnoBirthing founder Marie F. Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. She proves through sound medical information t Childbirth is not something to be feared; it is a natural expression of life. She proves through sound medical information that it is not our bodies but our culture that has made childbirth a moment of anguish, and that when we release the fear of birth, a fear that is keeping our bodies tense and closed, we will also release the pain Marrie is nature, not manipulation.
It relaxes the mind in order to let the body work as it is designed. 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.
Your confidence, trust and happy anticipation will in turn lead to the peaceful, fulfilling and bonding birth that is your right as a mother. More than 10, happy couples have had their lives changed for the better by HypnoBirthing. Why is HypnoBirthing changing the way the mobgan gives birth?
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I am looking for this book in Austria I need it in English but, having a hard time finding it or getting it to me soon! Does anyone know if I can download it with the CD? Nafee Have you tried amazon.
Looks like you can download on kindle. See 2 questions about HypnoBirthing…. Lists with This Book. Aug 21, Meg rated it really liked it. Anyone who has given birth without drugs and tells you “It didn’t hylnobirthing at ALL That’s what happens when something the size of a watermelon comes out of a hole the size of a quarter.
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This book is great It probably won’t work for everyone The method mostly involves reciting positive mantras on childbirth, practicing self-hypnosis scripts with a partner intended to replace the traditional “strings of expletives” method of childbirth communication, I thinklearning to make birth plans, practicing positions and massages that ease the process this is what helped me the MOST I enjoyed it well, maybe “enjoyed” is too strong a term –but I recognize it’s not for anyone.
How did natural childbirth go? I’m sorry, hypmobirthing anyone who can produce a living body from their own–by ANY method–deserves some serious kudos. I’m just as much the mother of my epidural son as my hypnobirthed daughter. If you already haven’t stopped reading, I apologize.
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This entire review probably falls under the category of “too much information. Nov 08, Isabell rated it it was ok Shelves: What to say about this book. To preface, I should say that I grew up being told by my own mother exactly what this author is saying, namely, that contractions during childbirth don’t hurt and that giving birth is just a lot of pressure “down there”.
My mom described the feeling of contractions to me as a heavy truck hanging from a rope that is attached at your cervix, pulling down into a deep abyss of nothingness, but not painfully. And so, for most of my teenage years I assumed that Well, well. And so, for most of my teenage years I assumed that most other women who gave birth were just a little overly sensitive, imagining pain were in fact there wasn’t any.
Then I gave birth the first time, and I thought I had been lied to my whole life, because, oh man, did it ever hurt! In fact, hurt and pain were an under-statement, I felt.
The second time giving birth, I came in more prepared, and I tried to do the things my mom told me she did while laboring with me which was essentially a form of self-hypnosis and deep relaxationand although it did help me stay in control of the pain, it did NOT take away the pain.
But it did make the whole experience easier and more peaceful, at least up to a certain degree. A long preface to say: I came into reading this book without prejudice, but excitement to learn more about why I was experiencing pain in my deliveries when my mom didn’t, and to find out what I was doing “wrong.
As proof for this claim she tells second-hand stories of “simple, uneducated, poor” women who give birth under a bridge, or in a ditch during WW1, or “African” women simply squatting next to a wall and having their babies with great ease, and mammals who calmly give birth, without pain and screaming. Not only are most, if not all, of these stories offensive, but they are also completely unscientific. First of all, who is to say that mammals don’t experience pain during childbirth only because they are quiet during it?
I once saw a cow giving birth on TV and it did not seem like that poor animal was comfortable. Secondly, who are these anonymous women whose stories she is telling us as proof, whom we know nothing about, who even the doctor who first told these stories knows nothing about, who were never asked about their experience, who never even told their own stories?
How can some stranger, a random male doctor assigned to oversee their deliveries, tell how these “simple” women experienced childbirth? I was mostly quiet while giving birth, but I was quiet because it was hurting so much, and I felt like I was going to lose it if I let myself talk or scream or interact, in any way, with the outside world. Only because someone looks calm, doesn’t mean they are calm. So, all these little anecdotes are really all beyond bogus and completely unconvincing to me.
Also, err, if childbirth doesn’t hurt in and of itself, why the need for deeper and deeper relaxation as labor progresses? Why the need for an imaginary “endorphine glove” with the power to numb your abdomen? I’m not saying that pain-free labor doesn’t exist, it probably does, sometimes, for some women. But nothing the author writes in the book proves to me that it is self-hypnosis that makes it so no-one asked those “poor” women, or those “African” women or all the mammals in the world how, or whether, they did it pain-free, after all.
And nothing she writes proves that it is fear that causes pain. I kept waiting for her explanation of why women experience after-pains, something that certainly isn’t related to fear given that the birth is already over at that point and you have your lovely little baby in your arms Now, I have done years of yoga, and I know that you can stay in control and breathe through pain, to a certain degree. And as a former dancer I also know that relaxing tired, aching, tight muscles while you are using them can go a looong way in pushing your body beyond its own capacity.
And I do believe that there is a body-mind connection that is lost on a lot of non-athletes. So, in a way, I agree with some of what she is saying. I believe in relaxation. But to claim that pain during labor is a social construct that you can just visualize away It’s irresponsible and counter-productive because it causes what it seeks to prevent, namely fear of the system.
And it also adds a whole ton of guilt, guilt about feeling pain, guilt about having chosen the wrong practitioner, guilt about not doing things right, guilt about drugging up your baby with an epidural which, she says, is a terrible, terrible thing to do, making you an “unloving” mom before your baby is even born And I feel like we modern moms have quite enough of guilt to deal with already.
We need to do and be so many tings before the baby is even born to qualify us as good mothers, from the choice of diet she, of course, has a whole chapter to say about that, tooto the choice of diaper, to the choice of hospital, to the choice of underwear, that I sometimes wonder if the reason not more women have more babies is simply that they are tired of feeling guilty and useless.
The author talks of giving birth in a nice, trusting, positive environment, where you feel calm and loved and accepted. But she does very little to help you feel that way, making you think hospitals where most of us do give birth are evil, untrustworthy institutions and doctors unknowledgeable fools a problem with most natural-birth advocacy books. I wish her book was more like that trusting place she describes, a place where women can go to feel hope and good about themselves, no matter how their deliveries go, where they can tap into their own maternal power.
I do believe we need to be knowledgeable about our own bodies, I do believe we need to try to relax and trust our own strength, to have a say in our birth experience, and I can imagine that self-hypnosis might help some women go to that place of calm and peace, but this book, unfortunately, does nothing to create that trusting atmosphere or feeling of self-empowerment.
Instead of reading this book, I recommend listening to some relaxation or hypnosis videos on youtube. And do search for some that work for you, not everyone responds to images of lying in a rainbow field and turning the color of red or green or purple with feelings of calm. I for one, must giggle.
Anyway, I think, listening to a good relaxation video and doing a yoga class will get you in a much more at-ease, confident state than reading this book.
Sorry about this blob of a text, I’m too tired to clean it up. View all 12 comments. Sep 15, Alexandra rated it it was amazing. I combined this with classes from a HypnoBirthing practitioner. I am not anti-medicine or a hippy I eat cows, wear leather, I rarely exercise let alone think of going near a yoga mat.
It worked, because it does. There’s nothing weird, anti-science or particularly flaky about mind over matter. Sports scientists, CBT therapists, people on diets all know this. Hypnosis 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.
Hypnosis is something we do all the time – the Mongan Method simply organises it into a programme for birth and adds that there’s simply no point in being scared of birth. Your body knows what it’s doing – let it do it, and let someone else worry about the what ifs. Only it’s not as simple as that, because we’ve been told over and over – by the media, by ‘helpful’ other mothers, by people who heard this awful story once – that everything about birth is bad, bad, bad.