HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method

This method supports mothers and birth companions with techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing.

What is HypnoBirthing®

The HypnoBirthing® Childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. HypnoBirthing® teaches you and your birthing companion the art and joy of experiencing birth in a comfortable manner.

When a woman is 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 other creatures.
During the class, you will view HypnoBirthing® films showing laboring mothers awake, alert and in good humor as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can know when you are free of the fear-tension-pain syndrome.
HypnoBirthing® teaches you to release prior programming about birth. It teaches you to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of emotions that lead to fear and unyielding muscles.

You will also learn:

  • the art of using your natural birthing instinct to be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed
  • everything you need to know to achieve a calm, comfortable birth
  • how your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease
  • natural ways to bring your body into labor without artificial chemical induction 
  • how you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is serene and joyful, rather than tense and stressful
  • gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without hard physical pushing
  • to use your natural instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended


Class Details and Registration


My husband and I took Claudia's HynoBirthing class before our son was born. Even though we had an ObGyn, we wanted to have a natural birth - as much as possible. Everyone else was telling us horror stories about the birthing process. Claudia, on the other hand, was supportive and guided us in being calm and peaceful during our son’s birth. We are first-time parents. In Claudia’s class we were able to get the basic information we needed about childbirth. She helped us approach birth as something that is natural, rather than something to be feared.

When I was 8-months pregnant, I learned that our son was in the breech position. Claudia held a separate session with us to show me movements that would help him turn. Not only did she provide us with resources that we could use, she remained very involved throughout the entire process. Her meditation techniques were immensely helpful during my delivery. Claudia is a kind person who truly believes in everything that she teaches. Her classes were also fun social events as we bonded with other couples. We even came together outside the class and shared food and mini-potlucks. I would encourage all first-time couples who would like a natural birth to take Claudia’s class.

Claudia is a wonderful yoga teacher and hypnobirthing instructor. We just finished taking the course a few weeks ago and I am so grateful we were able to join the group. She hosted the sessions in her home and always made us feel comfortable. She is present and available to answer all the questions that come up during the class.  She is very knowledgeable about birth and how to prepare. I am excited to give birth to my little boy in the next few weeks. We are blessed to have had her as our teacher. I would strongly recommend you take her class if you want to feel prepared and confident for a natural birth.
- Colleen S.

We attended a HypnoBirthing course with Claudia at the Bloom Retreat in Walnut Creek. We signed up because friends of ours had given birth using the HypnoBirthing technique and they truly experienced the benefit of doing so. We were slightly resistant at first. Over the 5-week course, Claudia made the content easy to understand. We really felt the benefits of the program. After completing the course, we were prepared because we had a good understanding of how the delivery would go. We enjoyed this course and would recommend it.
- Cynthia V.

Our sessions with Claudia were full of warmth, comfort, and joy - a safe place for us to share our thoughts and concerns.  She has a very open teaching style that caters to the couple's needs and interests.  She is easy to talk to, extremely patient with our questions, and thorough with her responses.  We found the HypnoBirthing book, the birthing videos, and the visualization techniques to be particularly useful.  The relaxation sessions were a favorite!  We left each session feeling completely relaxed (it doesn't hurt that she has an incredibly soothing voice!).  We now feel more prepared and at ease with our new and improved Birth Plan. Thank you Claudia for the pleasantly unique experience!
- Nicole N.E.