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The Hypnobirthing Book + Hypnobirthing Relaxation CD Paperback

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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: The Hypnobirthing Centre
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AWPZUVC
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Complete Antenatal Training Programme

The Hypnobirthing Book is a complete antenatal preparation which guides you to achieve the birth you want.

Childbirth can be an empowering and positive experience that you treasure for the rest of your life. Hypnobirthing teaches simple and gentle techniques that have a profound effect.

By practising these techniques during pregnancy, you can release fear and anxiety, and build confidence in yourself and your body's ability to give birth naturally. Feeling calm and confident during labour helps your body to work efficiently, releasing endorphins, your body's natural anaesthetic.

Hypnobirthing can reduce the need for pain relief and shorten labour, and you are more likely to experience a natural, calm, comfortable birth. It actively involves the father; you will both learn skills to instill confidence about the birth and your role as parents.

KATHARINE GRAVES has personally taught over 1,000 mothers and her methods are taught internationally. She is a qualified advanced hypnotherapist and a qualified doula, having trained with Michel Odent, the internationally renowned obstretician. Katharine is a member of the International Advisory Board of the HypnoFertility Foundation of America, the Maternity and Newborn Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Association for the Improvement of Maternity Services, and an associate member of the Royal College of Midwives. She has four grown-up children and five grandchildren.

ISBN: 9780957144507

Hypnobirthing Relaxation CD - 'Colour & Calmness' relaxation to help you in the lead up to childbirth, utilizing fish visualization (an alternate butterfly visualization is also available); a CD by leading Hypnobirthing therapist Katharine Graves containing 3 tracks (total run time - 57:26).

Please note that the CD is inside the back cover

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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I have read three different hypnobirthing books (Judith Flood, Mongan and this) and this is by far the best. Absolutely love this and am hoping this along with the course I've done will make a difference to the birth of our second child in a few weeks' time. :)
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By HJ on 27 May 2015
Easy to read and understand, had my extremely sceptical partner converted in no time and trying to tell his colleagues all about it. Did have someone come to our home aswell as the book and CDs which made it even more about the two of us, clearly giving him a role. It was invaluable to our pregnancy experience and birth. Neither of us managed to stay awake for the final track of the Colour and Calmness CD before my tightenings started. Would highly recommend. Though it for make me a little cross when I read that she recommends getting on all fours on the back seat of the car on the way to the hospital if it's more comfortable... Does she not realise that that's highly dangerous and illegal? She's not doing herself any favours if she wants the world to belive she's not rebelling against the medical system. Though as a medical professional I would not disagree with much else that she writes. Mini rant aside I think he method is brilliant, it's getting people who don't understand the technique to support you and keep their negative experiences, thoughts and stories to themselves without feeling rude in a time that women tend to come together with their common ground and want to share your joy and pass on their 'knowledge'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Catriona Lightfoot on 20 July 2014
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Arrived on time. A brilliant straightforward guide to Hypnobirthing. It also has a lot of info about labour I have found very helpful. Highly recommend.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Collette on 23 Jun. 2013
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This book is excellent for all mums and dads. I have not done the course but the book gave me a good understanding of the whole process of labour. I have read several books and this is by far the best. It gives you a holistic approach to labour and birth as well as teaching you relaxation techniques which are simple to practice and use. This book has changed my outlook on labour and I feel a lot more confident to cope with any situation. It provides you with knowledge to enable you to make informed decisions on what you feel might be best for you. It also teaches you how you can adapt hypnobirthing to any labour situation weather it is straight forward or more complex. This is the book I will be taking to hospital to help me relax when the big day arrives!!!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ms. R. Hitchcock on 1 Jun. 2014
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Really useful book and cd to relax with in pregnancy. We didn't do all the scripts as suggested but the visualisations and practical advice in this book really helped keep me calm and relaxed in labour. I am so glad I bought this book rather than spending £300+ on hypnobirthing classes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jade on 18 Aug. 2014
very helpful book and cd. With lots of great tips that you can practice at home
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Easy to read book and inspiring for anyone considering hypnobirthing as an approach to labour. Practical and helpful exercises for using while in labour. I've earmarked a couple of exercises to practice and focus on ready for labour. The CD is also nice to listen to at bedtime.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Caroline Stevenson on 18 Jan. 2015
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Best thing I've bought my entire pregnancy. In my second trimester I started getting really worried about giving birth and was very frightened, this book and CD has changed all that! Thanks to the great advice, outlook and general attitude of the book I am feeling calm and excited about the birth of my baby! One of the nicest things about this book is how it emphasises how important your birth partner is and has made my husband feel more involved. The CD is great. I listen to tracks 3 and 4 at bedtime every night and am usually asleep before it finishes. I really can't recommend this book enough. It has really helped me and my husband.
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