Born Free Birthing
Placenta Encapsulation Services & HypnoBirthing® Classes Serving Houston and Surrounding Areas.
HypnoBirthing®-The Mongan Method
Supporting Women From
Pregnancy to Birth
What is HypnoBirthing®?
HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method, is considered the "Gold Standard" of birthing. It is a method of childbirth that empowers women to achieve a more gentle, calm and educated birth.
HypnoBirthing® teaches amazing relaxation techniques and tools. It introduces a level of calmness that allows for a much more comfortable and easier birth. With HypnoBirthing® you will learn to work with your body and allow it to do what it is so beautifully designed to do, birth! Your birthing partner will be fully educated and confident in their ability to support you during your birthing day and you, as a couple and a team will learn to work together to welcome your new baby in a manner that is so gentle and comforting for your new child.
A HypnoBirthing® course is 5 weeks in length with each class lasting roughly 2.5 hours. HypnoBirthing® is not just for the mom who wants a natural med-free birth, it is for every mom that wants an educated birth and empowered birth without the fear and anxiety that is so very often associated with birth.
What our Parents are saying:
"Thank you so much for your kind heart and wealth of knowledge. This pregnancy has not been an easy one but I am excited to speak differently about his delivery. T and I both agree while the class itself was excellent you as the instructor put it over the top! I now love when people asked if I'm anxious/ nervous as my due date gets near and I can genuinely answer no! Simply excited and empowered to bring this sweet boy into this world! Thank you doesn't express our gratitude nearly enough. Look forward to sharing our story with you in the next few weeks!!" - S&T - Houston, TX
"Cliodhna was awesome!! Loved every minute of the class! She explained things so well! And the material is so great! Can't say enough good things!" - R&C - Houston, TX
"Cliodhna is the best there is! Her HypnoBirthing classes were wonderfully taught and full of awesome and eye-opening information. She truly cares about each one of her students...even after the classes were over she was there to answer any questions I had (and listen to me cry �). I couldn't have achieved what I did during birth without her! I also took advantage of the placenta encapsulation services which were extremely convenient and worth every penny. After just a few days of taking the capsules I felt completely reenergized and like a new woman! I HIGHLY recommend Cliodhna. Her customer service is UNMATCHABLE and she is so much more than an instructor to me now. Thank you so much for everything Cliodhna!" - L&K - Houston, TX
"Cliodhna is passionate about helping women achieve the birth they desire and that passion shows in every class. My husband and I both appreciated the care and support she showered us with along with the knowledge we both gained every week in class. I know this course helped me with my anxiety and nerves about childbirth after loss. Thanks Cliodhna! ❤️" -V&T - Atascocita, TX
Cliodhna has taught us so much more than we expected to learn. She not only teaches about HypnoBirthing techniques but she helps prepare you for talking to the doctors/nurses and making educated decisions about your baby and birth. I am no longer worried but now excited about my birthing day. I'm confident that I won't have to experience much pain and I already have used some of the things I've learned at doctors appointments. I feel empowered! I would encourage first time moms like myself or moms who already have children to consider HypnoBirthing and Cliodhna's classes especially. It will complete transform your mind on pregnancy and birthing and make you a more prepared Mama!
-C&F, Fresno, TX
"Cliodhna went above and beyond in her teaching. She was so helpful with everything in class as well as helping answer questions about many other things we asked about. She helped call our hospital to get questions answered that pertained to our birth plan. Cliodhna was amazing to work with and learn from. I would recommend her to anyone."
"Our daughter, was born at 11:59am after 10 hours of labor, most of which were at home.
My husband and I KNOW that things went as smoothly as they did because of you and what we learned with Hypnobirthing. I was able to get through surges with a smile on my face, joking in between and even making my midwife and labor assistant laugh. I walked into the birth center almost 10 cm dilated - My midwife checked me and was so impressed she asked permission to tell me how far I was.
My husband was so amazing and supportive, and I know he was equipped to handle all my needs specifically because we had been able to practice together. I could tell when he was doing counter pressure for my back labor vs the assistant. He also felt comfortable enough with guess things were funny that he actually watched our daughters head coming out - he was at my head so he still got the PG version, but he still watched.
Our daughter is perfect, healthy and the greatest blessing of our lives. Thank you so much for being the reason her birth is such a precious memory to me!!!"
-J&A, Houston, TX
"I can't express enough how much Cliodhna and her Born Free Birthing classes have helped me as I continue to make my way through pregnancy! I took her private session series starting around 14 weeks and it was perfect for my husband and I. She is very professional and the knowledge she has in her profession is incredible! She has a passion for helping other mothers experience a pain free child birth experience and it's inspiring and educational to listen to her speak!
Cliodhna has given me confidence in myself and what my body can do! I am actually looking forward to having a natural childbirth and using the Hypnobirthing techniques learned in her classes. My husband and I HIGHLY recommend Born Free Birthing!! You will come away from the classes empowered, educated and ready to introduce your baby to the world!"
-C&C, Atascocita, TX.
"I really can't say enough about Cliodhna and Born Free Birthing. We just had our 3rd child and even though we had already had one natural birth and been through another type of classes, we decided to try hypnobirthing this time around and HOLY MOLY what a difference. I had a very challenging birth and the tools she gave me got me through the experience completely prepared and free of fear. Even though it was my most challenging birth, it was the best experience by far. Whether you want natural or medicated birth - give her a call. It will literally change your life."
-E&E, Kingwood, TX.
"Cliodhna is a wonderful Hypnobirthing Practitioner! My husband and I drove an hour and a half every Sunday to take class with her and would definitely do it again! She is professional, friendly, respectful of your views and values, encouraging and knowledgeable! Thank you, Cliodhna, for all your help!"
- M&C, Port Arthur, TX.
"Cliodhna is amazing! We finished our birth class feeling empowered, confident and mostly excited for birth. She is knowledgeable, funny and professional. You can tell she really cares and wants you to have the best possible birth for you. Thank you, Cliodhna!"
- M&R, The Woodlands, TX.
"I don't really know how to express how thankful I am for having come across Cliodhna and Hypnobirthing. I know alot of us will usually look for reviews in hopes of hearing others birthing experiences and most of all encouragement to know that a natural and beautiful birth can be acomplished. I am a mom of 4 and I can literally say I have experienced both ends of the spectrum when it comes to birth. My first 2 children were born via csection. I was left feeling unaccomplished and wondering if my body wasn't able to do something so natural. When I found out I was pregnant for the 3rd time I knew that I wanted a completely different experience. I wanted my vba2c ( Vaginal Birth After 2 csections). So after about 5 different OB/GYN'S I finally found Ben Taub Hospital where they were happy to give me an opportunity to try for a vaginal birth. To their recommendations I would have to go into labor naturally, be hooked up to the monitors, and have an epidural. I gave in. I was willing to do whatever as long as I had my vba2c. Well after 12 long hours of labor little miss valerie was born at 8 pm weighing 8.4 lbs. I finally felt the feeling of accomplishment I so much longed for. One year and 3 months foward I was expecting once more. I was happy and knew it would be a piece of cake after my last experience. Being my last baby I wanted to take a class that would help during birth little did I know that what I would soon come across would help in so much more. I found Hypnobirthing and my wonderful instructor Cliodha. In the beginning I went into my classes thinking it would the same process again of going into labor and leaving for the hospital. By the end thanks to Cliodha I was determined to have a completely natural birthing experience. I left Ben Taub and found Magnolia Blossom Birthing Center and the wonderful midwives there. Hypnobirthing taught me to truly let go and allow my body to do the work. February 2nd came, 3 weeks before my due date, and I knew it was time. I went into the birthing center around 6 am and by 1 pm my little man was here weighing 7.11 lbs. I was able to move around as I pleased and forgot about time. I was so focused and at the same time relaxed that pain medication never came across my mind. I knew in the end that everything I was able to accomplish was thanks to Hypnobirthing and Cliodhna. Thank you very much Cliodha from the bottom of my heart. Without you and Hypnobirthing I would of probably not of felt as empowered as I did during my pregnancy and my labor."
-Y&J, Houston, TX
"Cliodhna was an awesome instructor. She always offered additional help if needed and was willing to stay later if we had questions after class ended."
"This was the best class I've taken! Truly empowered me and my husband and changed how I view the birth of our baby. I feel so blessed to have found Cliodhna and HypnoBirthing!"
-M&C, Atascocita, TX
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