Hypnobirthing is based on the belief that when a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience the joy of birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable way.

The HypnoBirthing® International program facilitated by the education team at Sandringham campus follows the Mongan Method, with all facilitators trained through HypnoBirthing® International. HypnoBirthing® is the work of Marie F. Mongan, Founder and Director of the HypnoBirthing® Institute.

How Hypnobirthing works

According to Dr Grantly Dick-Read, a British obstetrician and a leading advocate of natural childbirth; when fear is not present neither is pain. Fear causes the arteries leading to the uterus to constrict and become tense, creating pain. In the absence of fear, the 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.

Through deep relaxation and innate breathing, you can rid your body of the debilitating fear that creates tension and labour pain. HypnoBirthing® International creates the ideal platform for women, their partners and their babies to learn the necessary tools in order to achieve their ultimate birth wishes. These relaxation exercises become life skills that also shore up their parenting skills. Armed with this knowledge, the pattern of calming techniques and steps that they learn helps them to create endorphins and avoid the effect of the negative hormones that cause their bodies to constrict, rather than open.

It reminds us that birth is normal and natural, and like the bodies of other mammals in nature, a healthy pregnant woman instinctively knows how to birth, just as their bodies instinctively know how to conceive and nurture the development of their babies.

The workshop runs over five consecutive weeks of two-and-a-half hour-long classes. Each class starts at 6:30pm and is held at the Outpatient Consulting Clinic (Clinic A), Sandringham Hospital. Onsite parking is available. The course includes a textbook and a relaxation CD or MP3 to support your learning and preparation towards the birth. Each session has a different focus, as listed below:

Session 1 – Building a positive expectancy

Session 2 – Falling in love with your Baby. Preparing mind & Body

Session 3 – Getting ready to welcome your baby

Session 4 – Overview of Childbirth – A labour of love

Session 5 – Birthing – Breathing

Please Note: HypnoBirthing® International is only available to patients booked to birth at Sandringham.

Where: Outpatient Consulting Clinic (Clinic A), Sandringham Hospital.

When: Monday or Wednesday evenings 6:30pm to 9pm over 5 consecutive weeks.

How to book

You MUST START these classes by the 28th week of your pregnancy.

To book into this workshop please email Childbirth Education Sandringham.

Include in the email:

  • your hospital UR number
  • your due date
  • best contact number 

If you require further information about this workshop please let us know and one of our midwives will call you.

If you are happy to go ahead with your booking and don’t require any further information, one of our clerical staff will call you to make your booking over the phone with Eventbrite.

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