HypnoBirthing®

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A calm, easy and comfortable birthing experience. I’ll help you to prepare for exactly that! When you have given birth before, this course is very helpful too!

HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2 1/2-hour classes, which you attent together with your birth partner. It is a program a 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.  

On this webpage you will find the following information:

What is HypnoBirthing®

Content of the program

Birth partner

Costs  and application

Dates and location

Terms and Conditions

Practical information


What is HypnoBirthing®

HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. This amazing program teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn how to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen, or even eliminate, discomfort and the need for medication. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, Nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all animal mothers in Nature.

Marie F. Mongan, grondlegster van HypnoBirthing

“If you change the way you view birth, the way you give birth will change”

HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a program a 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 health-care provider.


Content of the program

Session 1
Building a Positive Expectancy
Understanding how our birthing body works and how we can work with it in an effective way, both mentally and physically. 

Session 2
Relaxation and Bonding
Techniques for deepening relaxation and connecting with your baby pre and post birth.

Session 3
Getting Ready to Welcome Your Baby
Releasing any fears or concerns and preparing a birth plan.

Session 4
A Labour of Love
Going through the birthing process and managing the phases of labour and the birth companions role and responsibilities.

Session 5
Birth, Breathing Love, Bringing Life
The birth, bonding, breastfeeding and settling of your new wonderful baby!


Birth partner

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The birth partner can be your partner, but also your mother, sister, friend or doula. During the program a lot of information and tools are provided for the birth partner.

Instead of your partner being a helpless onlooker, they become a central part of the birthing process, helping you to stay calm and focussed on the techniques you’ve been taught. As a result, the partners feel proud to have been able to help, and to be an active part of the birth. Imagine how close that makes them feel to you and the baby!

As her partner you’ll learn how to support her before, during and after giving birth. You can make sure she and the environment are as calm and relaxed as possible, wherever the birth may take place. You’ll learn how to communicate with the medical staff – when to question, what to ask…and when it’s time to let them take charge.


Costs and application

The costs for the group course are €295,- incl. BTW for you and your birth partner together. See Dates and Location for more information.
The course will go through with at least 3 couples, with a maximum of 6 couples.

The course can also be taught in a private, one-to-one setting in your own home. Costs are €495,- incl. BTW. The first 15km single journey per lesson are included (after that €0,19 per km). For example Ede, Wageningen, Veenendaal and Renkum are within these 15 km. 

What is included:
– Five, 2,5-hour classes
– The book: HypnoBirthing, the Mongan Method. Written by Marie F. Mongan
– The original HypnoBirthing mp3’s
– Course handouts and materials
– Support via phone, e-mail or Whatsapp as long as you need

When you want to apply for the HypnoBirthing program, please fill out the online subscription form.


Dates and location

The program will be given at the following dates and locations:

The last courses which are planned for the upcoming months, since we expect our second baby in september ourselves! In the fall, new courses will be plannen. New dates will be published on the website, or follow the facebook page!

Thursday evening 11 july and monday evenings 15, 22, 29 july and 5 august 2019, 19:30-22:00h
Language: Dutch
Location: Molenstraat 140A, Ede (with parking)

Sunday 14, 21, en 28 july and 4 and 11 august 2019, 09:30-12:00h
Language: English
Location: Midwifery practice De Bakermat, Boterstraat 4A, Wageningen

If you are interested in following the course, but no new dates have been set, please let me know! In case there are enough parents interested, I will start another course!


Terms and Conditions

For the Hypnobirthing course the terms and conditions apply. You can find them here.


Practical information

  • The birthing companion is an integral part of the birthing, and therefor of this program. You attent all lessons of this program together.
  • You can start with the HypnoBirthing® program when you are between 16 and 32 weeks pregnant. Ideally around 20 weeks.  
  • I’m a member of HypnoBirthing® Nederland en België. Thence it is possible to get a (partly) refund, depending on your healthcare provider. Ask you health care provider for the possibilities.
  • For questions you can contact me via
    phone or e-mail .
  • You can find the online subscription form here: Subscription form
  • You can find the terms and conditions here: Terms and Conditions