"My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a safe, satisfying birth for both her baby and herself—one she’ll not need to forget."
Marie F. Mongan
The Mongan Method
The Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® is the longest running community dedicated to using hypnosis in childbirth. It was founded in the United States in early 1989 by Marie “Mickey” Mongan. The Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® is the pioneer and leader in birth education with hypnosis. Several decades and thousands of classes later, HypnoBirthing® is the most widely used childbirth hypnosis programme in the world. Today, there are HypnoBirthing® practitioners in 46 countries around the world who are helping women become aware of the benefits of calm, instinctive birthing for themselves and their babies.
HypnoBirthing using the Mongan method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. HypnoBirthing teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or eliminate discomfort and the need for medication.
Daisy’s HypnoBirthing Story
HypnoBirthing teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and tension in your muscles. HypnoBirthing will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. With HypnoBirthing you will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed. You will be fascinated as you view HypnoBirthing films showing labouring mothers, awake, alert and in good humour as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can experience. I love watching these films and have added a link to one here that I think you may enjoy.
A mothers experience...
"It was so easy, that I didn’t think I could be far along already...every time I felt a surge coming, I shut my eyes and made a humming noise that tailed off to just slow breathing/almost blowing out as the surge ended... I got out of the pool and went to the bathroom, had two surges and felt my baby coming out on the 3rd surge!"
A fathers experience...
"Our beautiful daughter was eventually born with the aid of a birthing stool at 12.38pm. My wife did an amazing job and gave birth without pain-killers of drugs. That meant that when our baby was born, she was alert, calm and fed pretty much straight away. My daughter and I had skin to skin contact within five to ten minutes of the birth...it was amazing!!"
Our Approach & Testimonials
The approach at Cloud Nine HypnoBirthing is that you will instinctively understand your body and how you want to birth your baby. My role will be to explore this with you (and your birth companion) and offer information and approaches to support you to have the birth that you wish for both for you and your baby.
“Thank you so much for all of your help and support over the last five weeks. We have gained so much from this course and it has meant so much to us to have met you at this special time in our lives. We’re looking forward with excitement and joy to the gentle birth of our baby.”
Marna & Becky
“We booked Cloud 9 Hypnobirthing on a bit of a whim, we had heard positive things about hypnobirthing from friends but didn't know what to expect ourselves. Alison made us feel comfortable and at ease from the start and Friday evenings became something to look forwards to in our busy lives. We loved how Alison tailored the class to suit or questions and worries about birthing our baby. I had no idea that hypnobirthing would be so valuable to our experience of pregnancy and labour. The classes gave my partner a solid role and purpose in the preparations for birth and the labour, which he flourished at! There was lots of valuable information and we picked the elements which we most connected with. When my waters finally broke there was no panic or anxiety. Within a short 6 hours and just an hour and a half in the birth pool, our baby was with us. The whole experience was very calm and positive, no drama, trauma or stress. I'm so incredibly grateful to Alison and the hypnobirthing skills we learned with her as I'm certain our birth would not have been the same without it. We would recommend HypnoBirthing to everyone who is having a baby, Iv already passed my book forwards!”
Fiona & Dave