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Preparing for Birth with Yoga: Empowering and Effective Exercise for Pregnancy and Childbirth Paperback – 1 Dec 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons; New edition edition (1 Dec. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007166761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007166763
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.5 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 696,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This text examines the area of natural childbirth. Authoritative, practical and accessible to all readers, this text explains how to use simple yoga routines, an extremely effective exercise system for all stages of pregnancy, through the months leading up to childbirth, labour and beyond. Yoga is an extremely effective exercise system for the months of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, helping to relieve pain and discomfort at all stages. As well as offering practical advice on how to use yoga throughout pregnancy, labour and motherhood, this book helps women's personal development at the time of pregnancy, comforting and empowering readers to choose a birth that is right for them.

About the Author

Janet Balaskas is a pioneer and innovator in the field of childbirth and maternity care. She is the founder of the well-known and influential Active Birth Movement and is the preeminent pregnancy and childbirth writer and expert of our time; Janet is internationally recognised by mothers and midwives alike as THE name in yoga for pregnancy and natural, self-empowering approaches to the birth experience. Janet now runs the International Active Birth Centre in London, lectures internationally and is a well-known campaigner for women’s rights in childbirth. She is the author of several books, including Water Birth, New Active Birth, Natural Pregnancy and The Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Birth.

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5.0 out of 5 starsexcellent resource for pregnant women
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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book for pregnant mothers
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Sarah Kathryn Larsen
4.0 out of 5 starsHelpful yoga modifications for pregnancy
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