Congratulations on your pregnancy, and I'm delighted that you are looking for a HypnoBirthing course in Lisbon or online!

I am an experienced HypnoBirthing practitioner and birth coach, and my aim is to provide you with all the tools you need for an easier, more comfortable, positive birth experience. I am a clinical hypnotherapist and I trained with The HypnoBirthing Institute (Mongan Method) in 2012 and more recently with The Wise Hippo.  I have helped hundreds of wonderful couples prepare for a healthy pregnancy and an empowering childbirth in Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar and other European countries.

I love what I do, why, because HypnoBirthing works and I can’t wait to share this wonderful program with you.

Couples Attending Ante Natal Class Together
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Is HypnoBirthing a bit out there?

Absolutely not!  The HypnoBirthing™ program has been spreading across the world since 1989.  It is now taught in over 50 countries and many NHS Trust hospitals in the UK and is approved by the Royal College of Midwives.  Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge uses HypnoBirthing™ for her childbirths, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and many celebrities continue to follow this growing trend.

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“Never in my life did I believe that I would have a childbirth so wonderful!”

Michella 2013

What is HypnoBirthing?

Hypnobirthing can be your key to a calm, more comfortable & wonderful childbirth.  It is a completely logical and well established method which allows your mind to work in harmony with your body, the way nature intended. It is a full antenatal course which helps you release any fears you may have and gives you all the tools and confidence you will need. Practice and preparation puts you in charge, allowing your baby to be born calm and alert, able to bond with you quickly and to settle into healthy sleeping and feeding patterns. HypnoBirthing teaches mums to call upon their natural instincts to achieve a birth that is not only beautifully designed but also free of fear and often  discomfort.  Sometimes our births do not turn out as we have planned but the tools & knowledge you will learn help you make the right decisions, feel calm & in control so that you have THE RIGHT BIRTH ON THE DAY.

Please take a look at the Birth Stories page to read my clients’ wonderful experiences.

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“When a woman is properly prepared for birthing, physically, mentally and spiritually, she can birth her baby in an easy, comfortable and often pain-free manner.”

Marie Mongan

HypnoBirthing™ Founder

How does HypnoBirthing ™ work?

HypnoBirthing™ is based on the belief that a woman’s body is perfectly designed to give birth without experiencing pain. When a woman is properly prepared and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all other creatures. After all, why should a woman’s uterus not function just as comfortably as other muscles in the body? The reason is FEAR.  In the west a fear of childbirth has developed over centuries and when we are fearful, we are also tense and when we are tense we experience pain.

Through simple hypnosis, deep relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques we can eliminate the fear of childbirth leaving mums to birth as nature intended.

“Our baby girl was born today. Mum & baby are doing great. All natural, no drugs and fast.
This Hypno stuff definitely works..”

Pete 2015

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Can I have an epidural or other pain relief and still have a Hypnobirth?

Of course! Hypnobirthing is for ALL types of births.  You and your baby will benefit from all the relaxation you will practice from the beginning of the course.  This is wonderful for you both physically and mentally!  You will have the knowledge to make an informed decision, feeling CALM & IN CONTROL so that you have THE RIGHT BIRTH ON THE DAY.  Using your hypnobirthing techniques and tips will encourage great hormone production, a positive, healthy birth, better bonding and a faster recovery.

I also offer Wise Hippo preparation for planned C Section births.

Hypnobirthing is not just about the birth itself, it is also about nourishing a positive, healthy pregnancy for you and your baby, and having the best start in life and motherhood.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply deep relaxation, like the dreamlike state just before you fall asleep or wake up.  It is a natural, pleasant state that we all experience just like when we daydream, or are totally engrossed in a book, or when we drive somewhere without remembering some of the journey.  This deeply relaxed state is profoundly therapeutic for the mind and body and allows positive changes to be made.

“When you change the way you view birth,
the way you birth will change.”

Marie F. Mongan

What will I learn?

How to use simple hypnosis, deep relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques to eliminate the fear of childbirth and enjoy a relaxed pregnancy

Health advice for a healthy pregnancy.

How to bond with your baby

How to be relaxed and in control of your birth

Techniques to keep you comfortable during labour & birth

The course offers a bonding experience with your partner & the partner learns how to play an integral role in the birth.

Life Skills: many comment how the relaxation techniques have changed their lives and have helped with stress-management, fear release and confidence.

Wise Hippo mum & celebrity Ferne McCann shares an insight into her amazing birth!

Classes in Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal & Online.