In this ‘antenatal course in a book’, experienced hypnobirthing and antenatal practitioner Jackie Kietz discusses labour and birth in the way that it would be covered at face-to-face birth preparation classes.
From how to tell whether you’re really in labour, to choosing where and how to give birth and communicating your wishes to healthcare staff, the book is packed with essential information for new parents. As well as practical details, there are also MP3s and suggestions for ways to relax using hypnobirthing and breathing techniques to help you think positively about your upcoming birth.
As a useful reminder of what’s covered in a course, or as a substitute if you don’t want to or can’t attend classes in person, this friendly, easy to follow and reassuring book is invaluable for anyone expecting a baby.
You can download two helpful PDFs clued in the book and a relaxation script here
2020 | paperback | 288pp | 234x155mm
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Straightforward, practical and succinct – this book contains everything you need to know about labour and birth. With easy-to-read explanations about how birth works and what you and your birth partner can do to optimise this magnificent and powerful physiological process, it also addresses the ‘I'm not allowed’ narrative and equips you to make informed decisions about your maternity care. Being prepared is important, and knowledge is power! You don't give birth every day, so why not make it the best day possible and read this book? Molly O'Brien - Optimal Birth
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