'HypnoBirthing' also known as 'The Mongan Method' is taught as a series of 5 classes normally 2-3hrs long.
'The Mongan method' empowers you to be relaxed and look positively towards a natural childbirth without drugs. This is achieved with self-hypnosis techniques.
Most classes are taught with your main support person present so that they know exactly what you will need in labour.
Women and partners have described it to me "It is like we have tuned into ourselves and each other so that when the baby's 'birth day' begins we feel relaxed and ready.
I have also looked after couples who end up with a more medical birth but continue to use the HypnoBirthing skills they learn't through their more medical birth experience. They have managed to stay relaxed, calm and confident in their ability to cope with the unexpected medical experience.
Plus I find mothers and fathers are more relaxed during the early days with a new baby and all the challenges that brings.