HypnoBirthing, Fourth Edition: The breakthrough natural approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing - The Mongan Method, 4th Edition

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 8, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 308 pages
HypnoBirthing® has gained momentum around the globe as a positive and empowering method of childbirth. In fact, more than 25,000 books were sold in 2014 through the author's website alone, and according to Nielsen BookScan, over 70,000 were sold through reporting retailers since its publication in 2005.

Here's why: HypnoBirthing helps women to become empowered by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their bodies. 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. What's more, parents report that their infants sleep better and feed more easily when they haven't experienced birth trauma.

HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan knows from her own four births that it is not necessary for childbirth to be a terribly painful experience. In this book she shows women how the Mongan Method works and how parents they can take control of the greatest and most important event of their lives.

So, why is birth such a traumatic event for so many women? And why do more than 40% of births now end in caesarian section, the highest percentage in history? The answer is simple: because our culture teaches women to fear birth as a painful and unsettling experience. Fear causes three physical reactions 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. This is not hocus-pocus; this is science.
 

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Review: Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method: A Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing [With CD]

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I like the pictures and explanations of what is going on in your body. It makes it easier to visualize and feel better about the process. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Mccracken - Goodreads

The hypnobirthing technique is clearly explained in this book. I thought there would be lots of new age mumbo jumbo but in fact what Marie Mongan preaches makes perfect sense to me. If you're relaxed ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
SECTION 1
The First HypnoBirthing Story
Mongan Method of HypnoBirthingIts Roots
The HypnoBirthing Philosophy
Birthing Tips I Learned from My
Hiding in Plain Sight
A History of Women
How Fear Affects Labor
Releasing Fear
The Power of the Mind
Falling in Love with Your Baby
The Power and Art of Doing Nothing
The Law of Natural Birthing Physiology
SECTION 2
Copyright

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About the author (2015)

Marie Mongan, M.Ed., M.Hy., is the founder of HypnoBirthing; she is a life-long educator, former college dean, clinical hypnotherapist, and Director of the HypnoBirthing Institute. She is the recipient of the 1995 National Guild of Hypnotists President's Award and received the coveted Charles Tebbetts Award in 2000, followed in 2009 with being given the highest distinction awarded by the National Guild of Hypnotists, being named for the recognition she has brought to hypnotherapy. In 2013 she was presented with the LifeTime Achievement award from the International Assn. of Counselors and Therapists, being named to this honor for the recognition she has brought to hypnotherapy. Ms. Mongan lives in New Hampshire, but spends much of her time on planes, as do many of the other faculty members of the Institute, teaching in many of the 46 countries where HypnoBirthing is practiced. She is the mother of four adult children, all born using the techniques upon which HypnoBirthing is based.

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