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Made me anxious
on 9 February 2017
It was useful - yes. But hardly a pleasant, calming or easy to read. I found the style too much of "a boot camp", didn't find any reassurance in my own ability to listen to my instincts like i found in other books i really liked (Mindful birthing, Mindful hypnobirthing, Ina May's guide to Childbirth, The good birth companion, etc.). I found it repetitive and very supressive with the idea "the pain in unbearable and only skills from this book will help you to go through it".
What is good about this book - it mentioned the skills I've never come across like using larges muscles of legs or hands for distraction. I have no rigid opinion what will help me, i read everything and anything to get different opinions and ideas. But I would not recommend this book if you have any sort of anxiety about birth or have self doubts.