I did want to share my story with you because I felt that it was a unique hypnobirthing experience. On Monday (11/30), I had a doctor's appointment in the morning. I told my doctor that the baby had not been moving nearly as much as he had in the past. The doctor was not concerned stating that as he grows, his movement will be a little more limited. He recommended that I do a kick count after lunch and should feel the baby move at least 10 times. After lunch, I started counting kicks and only felt him move 3 times in 2 hours. Concerned, I called the doctor and they sent me in for a non-stress test.
At the hospital, I was hooked up for monitoring and the babies heartrate was higher than expected. In addition, he was not moving as much as he should be. They sent me for an ultrasound where he had to pass 5 different "tests" in 30 minutes. He passed 4, but was not moving. With this information, the doctor told me I would be induced.
Since this is not what I was planning on, I was immediately disappointed. I did not want to be induced, especially considering it was still 10 days before his due date. I got myself into a relaxed state (which I learned in your classes). I mentally talked myself into labor and within an hour, I was having contractions on my own 2 minutes apart. The nurse could not believe that I went from nothing to early labor simply from learning about the plan to induce me. 8 hours later, Owen made his arrival, completely drug free!!!
I know that it was my practice and experience with hypnobirthing that allowed me to avoid the induction. I wanted to thank you for all that you did and let you know that is was certainly beneficial for me during labor.
Jillian & Matt, 2015
We followed HypnoBirthing technics and had a beautiful first part of delivery in a warm bath at home.
Eventually, our sage femme preferred to go to the hospital because there was 34 hours between the breaking of the water and the real birth. There he was born within 1 hour, 100% naturally and on our own peaceful powers.
I have wonderful memories of that moment and felt very healthy and strong immediately after; so went home the next day. T. is an over-happy, strong and easy boy, with lots of laughs on his cute little face. We have never been so happy and so much in love with the 3 of us.
Thank you once more for all your sweet advises and interest; we truly appreciate that!
"As I found out about this method very late in my pregnancy I followed only 2 classes of HypnoBirthing, but that allowed me to face my birthing experience in a very relaxed manner for which I used the « Birth rehearsal » and « Relaxation » recordings as well as the breathing techniques.
All though I had a wonderful birthing experience and memory, I do admit that further study and practice of HypnoBirthing would have created an even stronger foundation of confidence!"
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Marie Mongan is a woman who has devoted her entire life to working with women of all ages and in all
walks of life. Through her book and the HypnoBirthing Method, she shares the conviction of her own personal birthing experience and her sensitivity to the
emotional and spiritual needs of birthing women. The message about the normalcy
of birth is an essential one for all families who believe in and care about birthing their babies in safety, calm and peace.
The HypnoBirthing program itself, has provided me, and other doctors who share a belief in normal birth,
a framework within which to practice obstetrics in the manner in which our
education has qualified us and in the direction in which our hearts have led us. It has changed the way many of us practice obstetrics.
I began “delivering” babies in 1983. I believed in the use of drugs to manage obstetrical pain. In spite of my best efforts to use good sound medical judgment, I saw lots of complications, including babies with compromised breathing. I believed that epidurals were a medical blessing for laboring mothers. I had a 25 percent C-section rate.
Many patients demanded natural births. I then performed hundreds of deliveries using pushing and blowing
while holding off analgesics until the mother could no longer take the pain. I saw babies that were no longer respiratorily compromised, but both mother and baby were exhausted, and quite often there
was a need for respiratory support with
oxygen. But my C-section rate had fallen to 5 percent.
Next, I used visualization and guided imagery with patients to manage pain. On occasion, I still had to use narcotics and a rare epidural. I continued to see exhausted babies who were not fully able to bond. I still had a C-section 5 percent.
Eventually, I began using hypnosis to manage pain during birth. The results were okay. Babies were less often compromised and very rarely needed oxygen, but mothers still experienced painful births. My C-section rate remained at 5 percent.
A few years ago, I made the transition to HypnoBirthing, and I now truly believe that normal birthing
does not have to involve pain. I have attended over 200 births of women who prepared for birth by learning and using the techniques and philosophy of HypnoBirthing – “The Morgan Method”. All of the
families have left their birthing excited
about the birth event. I see support people meaningfully involved with the mother and assisting in many different ways. I have had no complications. No babies have needed oxygen or any support other than warming by mother’s body. My C-section count is three – in as many years. I have given absolutely no analgesic drugs since I began using HypnoBirthing with mothers.
Over the years, I have come to realize that during a birthing, I no longer perform “deliveries”; I
attend and observe as mothers birth their babies in calm and comfort, and birthing companions receive the babies as they emerge. It is as if my new role is to be
present to witness the miracle of HypnoBirthing.
Now I enthusiastically lecture to medical groups on a regular basis about the merits of HypnoBirthing as
a means of achieving easier, more comfortable births for laboring mothers. I am more than happy to talk to health-care professionals (or anyone else) about my experiences with truly natural birthing.
I have a large number of happy HypnoBirthing
families – mothers and fathers – who love to talk about their own birthing
In my present position as a faculty member of the Atlanta Family Medicine Residency Program in Atlanta, Georgia, I train medical residents to use HypnoBirthing as an option for the families they will serve.I heartily recommend this method, and the well thought-out program that it accompanies, for its contribution toward making the birth of our children a positive and gentle step on the way to a better world.
Lorne R. Campbell Sr. M.D.Clinical Assistant Professor
of Family Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor
of Family Medicine,
University of Rochester and
SUNY-Buffalo School of Medicine