The Four Basic Hypnobirthing Techniques

Hypnobirthing is becoming more widely recognised but people continue to ask what is the basis of the technique. According to to Mongan Method, the four basic hypnobirthing techniques are:

  • Breathing
  • Visualisation
  • Relaxation
  • Deepening

Now we know that there are lots of book and CD’s out there and reading them once or twice will give you an idea but it won’t give you the conditioning you need because conditioning needs the dedication of both your mind and body.

An athelete would never compete without ensuring that their body was conditioned, why should birthing be any different?

We found that it was the Relaxation and Breathing techniques that were key to our amazing birth and would love to share this quote with you:

Muscles send messages to each other. Clenched fists, a tight mouth, a furrowed brow, all send signals to the birth passage muscles, the very ones that need to be loosened. Opening up to relax these upper body parts relaxes the lower ones“. William Sears & Martha Sears.

Celebrities who have used Hypnobirthing

The premise of The Rose Diaries is about the real life stories of real people, not glamorous celebrities. However when it comes to Hypnobirthing, it is all about mindset and that is the centre of any hypnobirth, whether it be a “normal” or “celebrity” mum.

We were delighted to find that Jesscia Alba is a huge Hypnobirthing fan, “The labor was more like meditation,” she says. “I did yoga breathing. I was focused.” She was openly talking about Hypnobirthing on the Ellen Degeneres show and its fantastic that a popular actress is prepared to share the benefits of Hynobirthing with a wider audience. Other celebrity Hypnobirthing mums include Demi Moore, Jade Jagger and Ricki Lake.

There are lots of people that still believe hypnosis is all about waving a clock in front of your face but the Monghan method simply teaches about breathing and relaxation. Celebrities love to endorse products, perfume and clothing lines but if having a celebrity endorse the benefits of Hypnobirthing, then thats the kind of endorsement we like.