HypnoBirthing: No Swinging Watch or Pain

In Marie Mongan's day, child birth meant a sterile, medicalized birth with drugs, and if you happened to be awake, lots of painful pushing. "Most women were totally anesthetized and out cold, and their babies were taken from them with forceps, except for the very few who didn't make it to the hospital and had them by the side of the road," said Mongan, now 77. So Mongan, then a young New Hampshire English teacher, devised her own way to circumvent the system when she had her four children in...Full Story
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