NOTICE: My family has relocated to Racine, Wisonsin, and I am no longer serving the southeast Iowa area. Please contact me if you would like a list of local doulas.

HypnoBirthing® Classes

HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method - is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques.

For most of their lives, women have been inundated with the negative

stories of other women’s birth experiences. Everyone, from their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and even strangers, wants to tell them the horrors of giving birth. They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with labor; and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension prohibits their bodies from easily performing a normal physiological function. The result is exactly what they feared most--long, painful birthing or unnecessary intervention.

People who are drawn to this method of childbirth have long been

searching for a way to give birth confidently and as calmly, safely, and gently as possible, whether they have chosen to birth in a hospital, a birthing center or at home. Until HypnoBirthing, this kind of birthing almost seemed unattainable for the general population.

Through a very simple program of self-hypnosis and education, healthy, low-risk women, as well as women who need medical assistance because of special circumstances, learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation, and birthing myths; and they are helped to see birth as normal. They learn to trust that their bodies know how to bring their babies into the world in the calm and gentle way that Nature intended.

The class is presented in a series of five 2 1/2 hour classes.

The current fee for the series is $225, including the textbook and all

materials. Classes are held in Burlington, IA, but may be available in

Mount Pleasant, Fort Madison, Fairfield, Iowa City, and the surrounding area with sufficient interest.

Childbirth classes are an eligible Healthcare FSA/HSA expense.

Payment plans/bartering available. A discounted rate is applied when combined with doula service.

NOTICE: Several families have had success with receiving reimbursement from their insurance company for the class fee! Contact Emily for more details!

Emily Zieser, CD(DONA), HBCE of Mãe Amor Birth Services

is affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute

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