HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method is the work of Marie F. Mongan, Founder and Creator of the HypnoBirthing® Institute and based on philosophies and publications from past pioneers in natural birthing, Dr. Gregory White & Dr. Gantly Dick-Read. Marie developed the HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education program over 3 decades ago when she saw a need in the birthing industry to return back to an intuitive and calm birth. HypnoBirthing was created to allow a mother’s body to birth the way it was intended, without interruptions and interference.

HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven technique, as well as a philosophy that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a program that considers the psychological, as well as the physical, well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the newborn, independent of context, whether that be in the quiet of a home, a hospital, or a birth center.

The HypnoBirthing® program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditative practice, attention to nutrition, and positive body toning. Most importantly it fosters an air of mutual respect for the birthing family, as well as the healthcare provider in a traditional healthcare system or an alternative setting.


  • Teaches you deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and pain

  • Gives your partner or birthing companion an integral role in the birthing

  • Teaches you and your birthing partner how to work alongside your birthing team to achieve the birth you desire

  • Shortens the first phase of labor by several hours

  • Leave you feeling alert, fresh, and awake with energy during your labor

  • Reduces the need for an episiotomy

  • Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby whatever turn their birthing takes

  • Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting

  • Teaches you breathing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing

  • Allows you and your partner to approach birth and parenting informed and empowered


  • Less Fear approaching birth

  • Fewer interventions and surgical births

  • Decreased use of oxytocics or AROM

  • Shorter 1st and 2nd phase labor

  • Fewer pre-term and low-weight babies

  • Lessened or eliminated need for analgesia

  • Happier and more content mothers & babies

  • Babies alert; able to nurse almost immediately

  • Fewer cases of post-partum depression reported

  • Infants with higher than average APGAR score