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HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method, 4th Edition

A Natural Approach to Safer, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing
Narrated by: Eliza Foss
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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HypnoBirthing has gained momentum around the globe as a positive and empowering method of childbirth. Here's why: HypnoBirthing helps women to become empowered by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their bodies. It greatly reduces the pain of labor and childbirth; frequently eliminates the need for drugs; reduces the need for caesarian surgery or other doctor-controlled birth interventions; and it also shortens birthing and recovery time, allowing for better and earlier bonding with the baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond. What's more, parents report their infants sleep better and feed more easily when they haven't experienced birth trauma.    

HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan knows from her own four births that it is not necessary for childbirth to be a terribly painful experience. In this audiobook, she shows women how the Mongan Method works and how parents can take control of the greatest and most important event of their lives.   

So, why is birth such a traumatic event for so many women? And why do more than 40 percent of births now end in caesarian section, the highest percentage in history? The answer is simple: because our culture teaches women to fear birth as a painful and unsettling experience. Fear causes three physical reactions in the body - tightening of the muscles, reduced blood flow to the birthing muscles, and the release of certain hormones - which increase the pain and discomfort of childbirth. This is not hocus-pocus - this is science.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©1992, 1998, 2005, 2015 Marie F. Mongan (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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A must read for expectant mothers

As a first time expectant mother I soaked up every word of this book. it is so wonderful to have such positivity around birthing and to be able to equip myself with knowledge to empower myself that woman can easily achieve natural calm births.

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Wonderful Information. Loved it!

I felt like I understand birthing a huge amount more than before and found I have an active role within my wife's pregnancy, it has fully attributed, for me to give a helping hand and be an integral part of this beautiful process. it also created a strong sense of pride and understanding in my mother's experience, of my own birth. I had to call her and thank her for everything she did for me. I was 36 this year and it felt like never before. I now wish for a healthy and natural birth but I am also equipped for any curve balls along the way! x

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Information is good once you get passed the narrator

I’ve had to buy the physical book as this woman’s voice and patronising tone makes it hard to focus. The information is fine but they need someone else to do the audio she is like listening to nails on a blackboard.

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  • Christina
  • 23-04-2019

Disappointed in the structure of the book

I had such high hopes for this book. I am currently in my third trimester and have been actively seeking hypnobirthing education since mid-second trimester. Unfortunately, I live in an area where there are no current hypnobirthing educators or classes. I hoped to glean as much information from this book as I possibly could, but instead found that the book spends a disproportionate amount of time trying to sell you on the idea of hypnobirthing, instead of giving information to put this philosophy into action.As some other reviewers have said, I already bought the book. I'm already sold on the idea.There's no need to spend at least a quarter of the book trying to sell me on it.

I was also disappointed to find that with the few actual techniques the book did share, they gave only an abbreviated overview and indicated hypnobirthing educators and classes will fill in the specifics. As I mentioned before, I have no immediate access to an educator in my area, which renders much of this book useless to me.

My advice for any prospective readers: make sure you are taking a hypnobirthing class in conjunction with reading this book or at the very least, you have access to a hypnobirthing educator in your area. If neither of the aforementioned options apply to you, I would unfortunately recommend skipping this book.

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  • faith620
  • 22-12-2018

Gave up after 7 chapters of no useful information

It was all storytelling and trying to sell a particular philosophy with no actual useful advice given. Maybe I would have gotten to it eventually, but I was starting to get way too annoyed with the author.

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  • Deedles
  • 08-06-2019

Great in labor!

I loved this book. I practiced hypnobirthing during my 30 hour VBA3C and it was incredibly helpful. Using the breathing techniques I was able to labor at home to 7cm without any pain and even in the hospital the breathing techniques helped me tremendously!

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  • D. T.
  • 18-01-2019

Good concept, slow reader

wife is super into doing this for our birth. I hope it works out. The reader reads very slow on this, so I recommend playing it at 1.1x speed. It does NOT sound sped up at this speed.

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  • Bryson jeffs
  • 02-10-2019

Doesn't include a daily breathing practice routine

This book has a ton of very helpful information. Each time I started to feel fearful, I'd turn on even just afew minutes of this book and it seemed to take all the fear right away. The only thing that was not included in the audible version that I thought was, is a daily breathing practice routine. Luckily there are classes in my area.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2019

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I could not finish this audio book. It was boring, highly anecdotal and self fulfilling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-2019

She’s spends the whole book bragging

I wish the author got to the point and gave us helpful tools. Instead she spends the whole book bragging about how great the program is.

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  • laurence f lee
  • 11-06-2019

really great books for hypnobirthing.

I read about 15 or 20 different books on the first year of parenting birth the pregnancy excetera. And this gave an entirely different look at what breathing is. highly recommend :-)

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  • A.H.
  • 03-03-2019

Awesome for the first time fathers

Great book, loads of new ideas how to help your wife through the process of childbirth.

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  • Kristina Boccaccio
  • 19-02-2019

Great Start

This book was super informative. Great place to start your adventure into hypnobirthing. Lots of content.