HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method - Positive Births - Auckland's most popular HypnoBirthing classes

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HypnoBirthing® — classes

Courses are held over a period of 5 weeks regularly Sandringham and in Albany. Occasionally courses are scheduled in Warkworth/Snells Beach.

Each course includes:
Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing® book,
5 relaxation audios + FREE Positive Birth Preparation hypnosis script (exclusive to Positive Birth HypnoBirthing couples only)
your own folder for scripts and handouts
refreshments, and light snacks
12.5 hours of tuition
ongoing additional support (if required) via phone, skype or email.
Free access to additional recorded scripts for: placenta previa, breech baby, avoiding induction etc.

Your investment is $425.00 per couple for group classes. Private Sessions are available upon request.

Skype Sessions are available if you are not located nearby or cannot make classes.

For current course dates see Course Schedules.

Why book your HypnoBirthing course with Positive Births?

Enrolment in HypnoBirthing® is an investment in yourself and in your baby. The relaxation techniques that you will learn to assist you in pregnancy and birthing will benefit you for a lifetime, and can be used in many different, and future situations.

Classes are designed to help expectant parents build trust and confidence in themselves and the birth process. Parents find themselves more mentally, physically and emotionally prepared for labour and birth.

What to expect from Helen's Classes

Helen's classes are well organised, yet relaxed and friendly. Her teaching teaching style is described as “down to earth, practical and inspiring”. As a mother of young children herself, she finds it easy to relate to parents having their first, or subsequent children and looks forward to helping you on your journey into parenthood.

Preparation for HypnoBirthing®

Participants will need to prepare by reading the provided materials, listening to the audio tracks and practicing the exercises. The more practice you do, the more it will pay off for you on your baby's birthing day.

When Should I Start?

The best time to begin your classes is between 18 – 30 weeks pregnant, however it is never too early or late to start! If you are beyond 30 weeks, you will still find the course very valuable, as long as you complete it prior to going into labour.

Groups are kept small enough to ensure that individual needs are fully satisfied and that techniques are mastered so that you leave feeling confident in your ability to give birth using HypnoBirthing. Groups are large enough to meet like-minded parents who could also become life-long friends.

After your class sessions have completed Helen will provide ongoing assistance via email or phone if you should you have any further questions, queries or concerns.

Free Refresher Class*

If you start your HypnoBirthing course prior to 25 weeks into your pregnancy you will be welcome to attend a free refresher session close to the end of your pregnancy. Please enquire for further details.

*The Free Refresher session is where you can join any one group class of your choice. Subject to space availability. Occassionally there are specially scheduled group refresher sessions.

Comments from Dads/Husbands/Partners/Birth Companions:

"HypnoBirthing had an unexpected benefit for us. My wife Sarah found the affirmation CDs very helpful in providing her with a much better night's sleep. What we hadn't realised was the knock-on effect of me having a better night's sleep also. For me this made a huge noticeable difference, instead of needing 7-8 hours' sleep and then feeling tired all day, I started needing only about 6 hours' sleep each night and waking up before my alarm! I also find I'm more alert during the day and don't spend the whole day yawning. I'm confident my wife will find a lot more benefits before and during the birth, but at the very least the course has been very worth it just for us both getting much better quality sleep, so that we're both less stressed and able to cope with all the things we need to get organised before our baby arrives! "


"I was not really sure what to expect when we went to the Hypnobirthing course. I certainly didn't expect to get so much out of it. The course made me much more aware of our baby and everything that he is and will go through during pregnancy and labour.  This really surprised me as I didn't realise what I was missing out on to be honest. 

I also feel like I now have a very clearly defined role to play during birthing and that when Ceci goes into labour I will know what I need to do and how to do it. 

Overall the course was very relaxed and informative and it has given me a completely new attitude towards both pregnancy and birth. 

Probably the biggest benefit that I think we have taken from the course is the elimination of fear of the unknown and anxiety towards child birth.  I know Ceci was nervous and I was nervous for her, where as now she is excited and confident and I feel ready for anything.

Thank you Helen."



‘What the Hypno-Birthing course gave me as a first time dad to be was; a greater understanding of the babies growth and birthing process, it gave both myself and my wife the tools to set up our birth to be what we wanted it to be and it gave me personal a sense of empowerment. As a first time dad you can feel pretty left out of the whole birth process, especially when you have little or no knowledge on the subject. But with the Hypno-Birthing course you gain the tools and confidence to help the birth happen. As birthing companion for my wife I now have a role to play and I know how to do it. Thanks Helen for a great experience.”



“It was nice to have something useful to do, that was helping my partner to relax. It felt empowering to support her through the birth of our child. I have already recommended this course to a number of other pregnant couples.”

Alan, father to Jacob


“Sarah was amazing through the whole birth process. She says that I was amazing, but I couldn't believe how calm and relaxed she was. I was able to talk her through the surges and do the light touch massage which helped us work as a team together during the birth.”

Jeff, father to Cody

Want more information?

For more information or answers to your questions and queries, please contact Helen either by email helen@positivebirths.co.nz or by using the Contact Form.

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