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The author talks a lot about overcoming fears, especially mafie fear of birth. Instead, we get a lot of birth politics, This is a misogynist, woman-blaming text, with bonus racism, classism and heterocentrism. So the Mongan Method adds in simple exercises to help remove that narrative and replace it with a positive one. She lost me in her overly simplistic, ill informed anecdotes.
The authors would like for you to believe otherwise.
Sports scientists, CBT therapists, people on diets all know this. What bothers me most, is that there is PLENTY of evidence that suggests that when a person’s cortisol, GH and norepinephrine hormone loads are low, individuals experience less pain.
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However, I do question her lack of citations for this history. We need to do and be so many tings before the baby is even born to qualify us as good mothers, from the choice of diet she, of course, has a whole chapter to say about that, tooto the choice of diaper, to the choice of hospital, to the choice of underwear, that I sometimes wonder if the reason not more women have more babies is simply that they are tired of feeling guilty and useless. I ended up listening to the accompanying CD often, although I always fell asleep monga the first 5 minutes.
One, it introduced me to the amazing power of self-hypnosis and I am not a crunchy granola mystical earth being. Only it’s not as simple as that, because we’ve been told over and over – by the media, by ‘helpful’ other mothers, by people mongam heard this awful story once – that everything about birth is bad, bad, bad.
View all 5 comments. I think the cd contents and use should have been addressed in the very opening of the book.
Only because someone looks calm, doesn’t mean they are calm. I first encountered it in preparation for the birth of my second child. It also may shorten labor significantly: Despite my turn offs with the tone, the relaxation techniques are helpful, although I can’t stand the counting aspect to the breathing.
That’s what this book is about.
HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method
I skipped all those parts. I think hypnotizing yourself during labor is just silly, and I DON’T believe that most women can erase the pain of labor completely.
And it’s uypnobirthing necessary to subscribe to every last detail matie find it useful; while I’m totally on board with the hypnotherapy element, I’m not sold on the science of perineal massage. However, it’s irritating how much time is taken up hypbobirthing this book to justify hypnobirthing and to try to co-opt you into the cult. In fact, much of the information in here contradicted points I’ve read in the Bradley book, Active Birthor other sources, which left me frustrated and confused about which advice to follow.
These relaxation techniques have helped me approach moments where I would of otherwise lost patience or felt discouraged, instead feel calm, creative and even find humor. Thanks to her, I had a calm, drug-free, satisfying, and happy experience giving birth.
Hypnobirthing : The Mongan Method the Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing
It claims childbirth doesn’t hurt, at all, and if it hurts you, well that’s just because you’ve been conditioned for birth to hurt. After practicing the breathing techniques very diligently during my pregnancy, I had a harder time implementing them during labor than I thought I would. Even more puzzling, why do parents accept the negative premise that birth is a dangerous, painful ordeal at best or a medical calamity at worst? I haven’t yet given birth myself still two months away but I have read at least 10 books on birthing by now and, based on that knowledge, can see that some of the information in this book can be helpful, and some misleading.
My baby was not brought into the world through hypno-birthing, but she is perfect all the same. I really appreciated the chapter Mongan devotes to explaining the history of birth and how it changed from being a celebrated ritual to a shameful, fearful one. A good resource for natural childbirth, but go into the thing with open eyes, not rose-colored glasses.
Effects of natural childbirth preparation versus standard antenatal education on marif rates, experience of childbirth and parental stress in mothers and fathers: Here’s the problem, Mongan amrie some generalized statements about “simple” women and “African” women that really put me off.
The worst that can happen if you read this book is that you decide it’s not for you. My delivery nurse is a hypnobirthing instructor and I was pleasantly surprised how well I could keep under control with the breathing techniques and how relaxed and calm she kept me.
In HypnoBirthing, we doan have all dees stuff, and deliberately so. This book is not enough by itself.
A meta-analysis of passive descent versus immediate pushing in nulliparous women with epidural analgesia in te second stage of labor. It is one of the most exciting and powerful experiences in the world.
There is very little actual practical help on self-hypnosis as a method of relaxation and pain control in this book. Sep 25, Nickie rated it it was ok Shelves: She proves through sound medical information that it is not our bodies but our culture that has made nongan a moment of anguish, and that when we release the fear of birth, a fear that is keeping our bodies tense and closed, we will also release the pain HypnoBirthing is nature, not manipulation.
Some studies indicate that hypnosis can cut down on pain and complications and possibly even shorten labor I’ve just finished reading this booking in preparation to support htpnobirthing friend who is using hypno-birthing for the birth of her baby in the Summer; we are also attending hypnobirth clases.