• Calm Mum, Calm Baby, Calm Birth

    Learn how to relax yourself, your body and your baby so that you can have a natural, easier, calmer and more comfortable birth.

    Pregnancy Yoga

    Yoga is a great way to prepare for your pregnancy and labour. It increases your strength, stamina and gives you the confidence to move through your pregnancy and labour.

  • Why Hypnobirthing?

    Hypnobirthing can help you to tap into natures wisdom and your own ability to give birth. Just as an athlete would prepare for an event, hypnoBirthing helps women prepare for childbirth. Hypnobirthing empowers women through mindfulness and hypnosis to achieve optimal pregnancy and birthing outcomes.


    Having a baby is one of life's greatest gifts. The ability to create, nurture and birth a brand new human being is nothing short of a miracle. Yet, when many women think about the actual process of giving birth, fear of pain (and how to avoid it) is at the forefront of their minds. Many women have come to believe that this is just part of childbirth. Hypnobirthing:The Mongan Method, takes a different, more gentle view - that a mother's and baby's body were made to do this and should work in harmony. Though practiced deep breathing, visualizations and positive affirmations together with prompts from their partners and labor comfort measures, which women and their partners learn through a series of classes, mothers can train their brain to elicit a deep relaxation response on demand.


    Instead of feeling pain, HypnoBirthing mothers often describe the birth experience as feeling pressure and use the word "surges" or "waves" instead of contractions. At the core of it, it's mind over matter, and thousands of women have proven it works.


    Workshops are delivered each month by Brenda Harkin, registered midwife and registered Mangan Practitioner. You can read more about hypnobirthing here and more about Brenda here.



    No matter what the circumstances, hypnobirthing will help. Maintaining a healthy mind and body and eliminating stress will help you achieve the normal pregnancy and birth that you desire. Learning hypnosis techniques will help you and your baby keep calm throughout pregnancy and during labour. Mothers are more confident, more in control and less fearful and anxious before and during the birth. They also report high rates of satisfaction with their birthing partner’s level of participation, more energy and feeling very calm both during and after giving birth.They experience shorter stages of labour, dramatically reduced need for medical interventions, higher rates of breastfeeding and stronger bonding after birth.


    Hypnobirthing is not only about producing babies. It creates strong, confident mothers, who learn instinctively to trust their own innate wisdom and the ability to achieve a healthy pregnancy and birth. Read more. 


  • Everyone is talking about hypnobirthing and its many benefits.

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  • After the hypnobirthing course I actually looked forward to the labor with a positive and energetic manner. I couldn’t wait to try out hypnobirthing for real. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it without any medical intervention. Hypnobirthing created a new sense of confidence and a totally different outlook on my ability to give birth in a calm and peaceful way". Niamh


    Read full testimonial here

    Knowing what was happening and visualizing where the baby was at different stages during birth was a huge advantage. We had a completely natural and pain and drug-free birth. Our baby fed within fifteen minutes having no side effects from drugs. Thanks to Brenda we brought a beautiful baby girl into the world without any pain relief and prepared for all eventualities. The Hypnobirthing techniques were absolutely invaluable. Anika


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    Brenda was absolutely amazing from start to finish. I instantly felt as ease in her company. Brenda was so passionate about hypnobirthing it was impossible not to feel excited and positive about my body's strength and ability to birth my baby. With the tools Brenda had taught me, I was able to concentrate on the now and take each surge one by one. My third child was brought into a calm and peaceful environment and to this day has a placid and content personality. Gillian


    Read full testimonial here.

    "Lucky to have found hypnobirthing. My partner and I went to the classes together and learned so much about the magic of birth as well as relaxation techniques and positive affirmations. Brenda gave us the confidence and calm we needed to achieve our goal of a natural birth". Melissa


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  • Courses and Other Services

    HypnoBirthing is delivered by Brenda Harkin, registered midwife, hypnotist and Mongan Practitioner. It's for every woman who wants to achieve the best outcome for herself and her family, Brenda also offers a number of services for the expectant or new mother.

    Hypnobirthing Leinster Workshops


    Relaxation and calm for a beautiful birth​

    HypnoBirthing is complete childbirth education program. It will help you to achieve a satisfying, relaxing birth for you and your baby. Hypnobirthing techniques are easy to learn and apply and anyone can use them, Whether it's your first, or subsequent baby and even if your birth is a planned caesarean section, HypnoBirthing will be invaluable

    Read more about courses here.

    Check course dates here.

    Hypnobirthing Leinster One to One Hypnotherapy

    One to one Hypnotherapy

    From Fear to Freedom

    The birth of your baby should be your greatest achievement and not your greatest fear. Anxiety, fear and phobias hold us back in life and this is no less true in pregnancy. Hypnotherapy can help you with fear and anxiety, previous birth trauma, needle phobias and much more. Hypnosis can also help with complications of pregnancy (such as high blood pressure, Pelvic Gurdle Pain and back pain) and can be effective for breech turn and labour induction.

    Hypnobirthing Leinster TENS machine

    TENS Machine

    Drug-free relief for Labour

    TENS is a drug-free kind of pain relief often used by women in early labour. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It doesn't interfere with labour and there are no lasting side effects. It is portable, non-invasive and easy to use. Contact us if you would like to rent one or for more information.

    Hypnobirthing Leinster Baby Massage

    Baby Massage

    Massage for Early Nurturing & Communication

    Infant massage is a wonderful experience shared between you and your baby. It has positive effects for caregivers and infants and has an important impact on your baby's development. It is a great way to start nurturing your baby.

    Check upcoming class dates here.

  • Up to 100% of the cost is covered by health insurance when you are trained in hypnobirthing by a registered midwife.

  • Confident Mothers

    Hypnobirthing is not only about producing babies. It's about creating strong, confident mothers, who learn instinctively to trust themselves and, by using their inner wisdom, make choices that are right for themselves and their families.

    Mongan Method

    The Mongan method is the original HypnoBirthing method and has the longest global experience of training parents and professionals in the HypnoBirthing method. The methods are natural, gentle and effective, The programme is considered the gold standard for Hypnobirthing and is used by many hospitals. Brenda Harkin is a licensed Mongan Method Practitioner

    Calm Birth

    Experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear that prevents muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended. In this calm state, your body’s natural relaxant, endorphins, replaces stress hormones that constrict and cause pain.

  • "It is my experience that the issues which affect pregnancy and childbirth are the same the world over and that the presence or absence of fear is the single-most important determinant of birthing outcomes. I am thrilled to have discovered this program and to have the opportunity to help so many expectant mothers. I would love to help you." Brenda

    Hypnobirthing Leinster - Brenda Harkin

    Brenda Harkin

    Registered Nurse and Midwife, Hypnotist, and Hypnobirthing Practitioner

    I am a dedicated and experienced midwife. I am passionate about women and children's health and have been practicing in the clinical, educational and counselling areas of pregnancy and childbirth for over 25 years. I am a hypnotist NLP practitioner, having trained with Sean Collins in 2004. I trained as a HypnoBirthing practitioner with Steve Griffiths and the Mongan institute in 2013. I specialise in stress management and birth trauma. I am also a baby message instructor having recently completed my training with The Irish Association of Infant Massage. I practice advanced meditation and yoga.



    “A gentle birth is the right of every baby and perhaps the best gift a mother can give to her baby”, Marie Mongan



  • Bookings

    Secure yourself a place for the next hypnobirthing workshop. You can book a course with a €50 deposit with the balance due on the first day of class.

  • FAQ and Information

    Find out why so many woman are turning to Hypnobirthing for them and their family. More information here.

  • Contact Brenda

    Get in touch and find out how hypnobirthing can help you. Leave a message for Brenda by completing the form below. Or contact her by phone at 085 122 4132 or by email at hypnobirthingleinster@gmail.com.

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