HypnoBirthing® Classes

HypnoBirthing® Classes 2017-07-28T17:21:26+00:00

HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method is as much philosophy as it is a technique.

The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a ‘rebirth’ of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago. The method teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, the birthing body is free to carry out the work it was perfectly designed to do, allowing the birthing mom to work with her body and baby, resulting in a more comfortable, satisfying, and empowering experience.

You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony when your body is sufficiently relaxed and you trust birth. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation free from fear, and as a result, you will be more in-tuned to and trusting of your baby and natural birthing instincts.

While using the techniques you learned in HypnoBirthing you will be conversant and in good spirits – totally relaxed, but fully in control. Awake throughout, you will be aware of your body’s surges and your baby’s progress. In this calm state, your body’s natural relaxants, endorphins, replace the stress hormones that constrict uterine muscles, can cause pain, and slow labor. This natural flow of endorphins, along, with your ability to surrender, and support the natural energy of your birthing body, will enhance your ability to achieve the birth you desire. HypnoBirthing with Gold Coast Doulas was listed as most mentioned childbirth class in 2016 by grkids.com. Ashley Forton of Gold Coast Doulas was awarded top child birth educator.

Check out our upcoming classes here or register here (just click on HypnoBirthing and type in which class you’d like to register for).

What you will receive:

  • 5, 2 1/2 hour classes run by a certified HypnoBirthing practitioner
  • 302 page HypnoBirthing book HypnoBirthing-The Mongan Method
  • Audio download card with HypnoBirthing’s own Rainbow Relaxation, and positive affirmations aimed at increasing your confidence for a healthy and successful pregnancy and birth.
  • CD with additional relaxation and birth rehearsal visualization for bonding with your pre-born baby.
  • Bound book of Handouts including but not limited to:
    – five professionally written scripts to use at home while practicing and preparing for your special day.
    – birth preference (plan) handouts to assist you as you create your own vision of your birth to share with your care providers
    – affirmations for both moms and their birth companions
    – pregnancy nutrition – growing a healthy baby
    – preparing your body for birth through body awareness and special exercises
    – positions for labor and birth
    – gentle breathing techniques used during labor to aid in relaxation and a healthy, happy baby.
    – optimal position for baby’s easy descent
    – and more!

  • Several practitioner led hypnotic/relaxation sessions to assist couples in building confidence, eliminating fears, and creating a new foundation from which a safer, easier, more comfortable and satisfying birth experience can be achieved
  • Small class size for student comfort and personal attention

HypnoBirthing Advantages

  • Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes the tension and, thus, pain
  • Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs
  • Shortens the first phase of labor
  • Leaves mother alert, fresh, awake, and with energy
  • Helps keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing
  • Reduces the need for an episiotomy
  • Reduces the fatigue women can experience during labor
  • Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby
  • Gives the birthing companion and integral role in the birthing
  • Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting
  • Teaches breathing techniques that allow for a woman to gently breath her baby down for a gentle descent and mother directed pushing

HypnoBirthing supports the whole person model of care,
teaching and encouraging couples to be active participants in their health care experience.

Some characteristics of the whole person model are:

  • Knowledgeable
  • powerful
  • involved
  • forward thinking
  • fulfilled
  • directing
  • trusting
  • self-sufficient
  • decisive
  • confident
  • assertive
  • satisfied

To register, please fill out the contact form, select HypnoBirthing,
and type in “Please send me a registration form”.

I just wanted to shoot you a note thanking you so very much for all your help before we went through our birthing process. I went into the hospital on Sunday and gave birth to our boy on Tuesday. There were some complications so the birth was pretty tough, but I did get to do it vaginally despite quite a bit of c section discussion amongst the doctors. Ryan was a great coach, and it has been a remarkable experience that really brought us even closer than before. Thank you so much for all you did, Ashley. Without the tools we picked up in your class, I’m not sure I would have made it through this crazy process!
Kerry Hart
I went into HypnoBirthing® wondering if I was going to be able to get my wife on the count of three to cluck like a chicken.  What I discovered was a natural, common sense approach to helping her (us) through the birthing process.   Among the things I liked were:
– the way Karlye made it all comfortable and engaging.
– the way it helped us think through the whole “concept” of birthing.
– the way it allowed us to do this together.
– the way I felt educated and prepared entering the hospital.
– and last, but not least, the way it let us bring our little girl into the world drug free.
I’d recommend it to anyone, even though the chicken part didn’t pan out.
Joel Schoon-Tanis
“I found myself pregnant for the first time at 43 years of age.  I wanted to be able to “control” this pregnancy, or perhaps it was my older age that wanted to be sure I had a handle on everything I could expect, but I sought and found a lot of varying ideas about pregnancy.  When I found the information on HypnoBirthing®, I found Karlye.  Immediately, I knew this was going to be part of the positive experience I longed for in my pregnancy.
From the moment I made contact with Karlye, I felt even more confident I’d found the right thing for me.  Karlye speaks so assuredly yet is not intimidating.  She is confident in this process called birthing and in every woman’s ability to have a positive birthing experience, even if the woman isn’t so sure.  She takes time to connect with her “students” and is a valuable resource for additional “natural” information.  Karlye can handle any question and any situation with grace and integrity.  I found the class to be very informative as well as useful for other areas of my life.
The tools given by Karlye and the HypnoBirthing® technique gave me the positive birthing experience I was looking for.   The outcome was most perfect;  a healthy, beautiful, calm baby.
I strongly recommend, and have recommended, Karlye and her instruction in the HypnoBirthing® method.  She is well informed, well versed, has the experience and/or connections to answer your questions confidently and calmly so you feel as though you have a choice.  Karlye brought insight to me regarding my birth and my choices and rights as a mother and a patient.  I am very fortunate, and blessed, to now be able to call her my friend.
C. Streeter

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