HypnoBirthing® changed my life and I could not be more grateful for it. I have always been scared of pain and of things that I could not foresee or control. I always knew that when the time came I wanted to give birth naturalIy, but how would I be able to do that if I was crying each time I was doing my routine blood tests just by looking at that tiny needle? So I figured that for the birth of my babies I had to take my lioness role in serious. I was responsible along with my partner for how our tiny miracles will get the first glimpse of this life. I wanted it to be memorable. I trusted in my feminine instincts and in God’s perfect creation that our bodies were designed to give birth naturally like any other mammals out there.
So I started reading and doing massive research on birth and how women have been giving birth for centuries and the more information I gathered the better I understood what I really expected from my birth experience, and that was HypnoBirthing® by Mongan Method. I was so happy I could already picture my beautiful birth unfold and I was so thrilled when my husband shared my excitement and was ready to do this together.
I have chosen to give birth in US, because the comfort of having my family there was priceless. I signed up tor the classes and everything that I was learning was feeling like second nature to me. I so much believed that birthing is something magical. I loved listening to positive birth stories and always politely refused to listen to the ones that, have they been given the right amount of preparation and trust, they would have definitely turned out into positive birth stories as well. It’s pretty much: “What you give, is what you get”, and we got it tenfold.
Adriana Prada Martin
HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator
Wow, the birth story I had as a first time mother was simply the best. I was in an ecstatic euphoria for months and my birth experience became the biggest achievement of my life, there was simply nothing to compare it with, I wanted more children, I was in love. Our family just grew stronger …and bigger!
With the birth of our second baby I realized that the success of a woman’s birth and post-partum state stands in how well prepared and educated the mother and her partner is, in the absence of any special circumstance. This is how I decided to become a HypnoBirthing® Child Birth Educator and empower many expectant parents have that natural birthing experience they so very much want and to show that a relaxed, peaceful and stress-free birth and postpartum period is not just possible but is your birthright.
This being said, I am extremely fortunate to have had the honor to be certified through the HypnoBirthing® by Marie Mongan Official Institute and be able to help more women rock their births and find out how amazing they really are.
Being pregnant is not a sickness. Our bodies are perfectly designed to conceive, nurture and birth. In the absence of special circumstances, healthy women and their healthy babies deserve to be given the right to birth in a calm and peaceful manner excluded from any type of unnecessary stress or intervention that can compromise how birth is supposed to naturally unfold.
What is HypnoBirthing ?
HypnoBirthing is a birthing preparation method that teaches pain management techniques that can be used during labor and birthing. Involving a mixture of visualization, relaxation and deep breathing techniques, HypnoBirthing is a rewarding, relaxing, stress free method of birthing based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy. Parents feel empowered after this course and can take control over their special desired type of instinctive birth.
How do mothers benefit?
Mothers using HypnoBirthing method to give birth will feel more knowledgeable about their bodies and as a result more empowered to have the natural, calm birthing they desire. Having said that, the techniques taught in the HypnoBirthing® Qatar classes will help them not only in the stages of labor but also before, by building a strong bond with the baby, as well as postpartum, in eliminating any anxiety or depression that might come along with such a new experience. The breastmilk is proven to come faster and babies latch quicker due to the bond created.
How do husbands benefit?
Even though dads are always a bit skeptical at first, all of them finish the classes feeling more knowledgeable and confident about their role during pregnancy and birth- from keeping mum relaxed to interacting confidently with hospital staff. However, the best benefit is the enhanced bonding with their baby, which starts during pregnancy and continues through birth and beyond.
How do babies benefit?
Whilst mum is relaxing and feeling positive during her pregnancy, her baby is feeling that too. also, because HypnoBirthing® births tend to be shorter, calmer and with less trauma, babies have high levels of alertness at birth which help them sleep and nurse well due to fewer or no drugs in their systems. Mother-baby bonding and attachment is enhanced because a confident and relaxed mother is mentally available to connect with them at birth. HypnoBirthing® babies also have a reputation for being alert, easy going and content. Babies are more relaxed and less likely to suffer with colic, reflux and sleep issues.
Is it true that you can have a pain-free birth with HypnoBirthing?
Though many HypnoBirthing® mothers do report having a relatively pain-free birth, or one that they were able to manage more easily, HypnoBirthing® does not promise painless birthing. When a laboring mother is free of fear, supported emotionally and left undisturbed, her mind and body work together in harmony to birth her baby. A beautiful cocktail of hormones including Oxytocin (the love hormone) and endorphins (our natural relaxants and pain killers) help her to enter a tranquil state where she can let go and allow her body to do what it’s perfectly designed to do. Birth is best left undisturbed and uninterrupted. Each intrusion, each needlessly imposed procedure, test or exam is an assault on the birthing body and can upset the natural rhythm and cause the birthing to go askew. HypnoBirthing® gives you the tools and confidence to relax, stop overthinking and worrying, because that might get into the way of of the most amazing and completely normal physiological process.
How else can I prepare for a more positive birth experience?
- Do your homework. Partners who are well informed and take ownership of their births feel more in control and are less likely to get disappointed with their birth experience.
- Be very mindful when choosing your doctor and hospital. Talk to them in detail about your birth preferences as early as possible so you take it off your chest and that you can trust them that they will support you in your choices.
- Hire a doula (a trained birthing companion) to support you both. Having a doula has been statistically proven to improve birth outcomes and experiences. Choose the one that you feel is right for you to avoid any surprises. For that you will need to meet a couple of times and know each other well before the actual birthing day.