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Hypnobirthing : The Breakthrough Natural Approach to Safer, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing - The Mongan Method - Marie Mongan

Hypnobirthing

The Breakthrough Natural Approach to Safer, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing - The Mongan Method

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Published: 18th October 2005
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"Move over, Lamaze. HypnoBirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of labor."
-Time Magazine HypnoBirthing(R): A Celebration of Life - with Birth Exercise CD Included

Childbirth is not something to be feared; it is a natural expression of life. With HypnoBirthing, your pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be.

In this easy-to-understand guide, HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. She proves through sound medical information that it is not our bodies but our culture that has made childbirth a moment of anguish, and that when we release the fear of birth, a fear that is keeping our bodies tense and closed, we will also release the pain.

HypnoBirthing is nature, not manipulation. It relaxes the mind in order to let the body work as it is designed. The HypnoBirthing exercises--positive thinking, relaxation, visualization, breathing and physical preparation--will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy, even if you are currently unsure of an intervention-free birth. Your confidence, trust and happy anticipation will in turn lead to the peaceful, fulfilling and bonding birth that is your right as a mother.

More than 10,000 happy couples have had their lives changed for the better by HypnoBirthing. More than 500 news organizations--including Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dateline, The Richard & Judy Show, Time, Newsweek, Parenting and Better Homes & Gardens--have joined the movement for better birthing.

Why is HypnoBirthing changing the way the world gives birth? That's simple. Because it works.

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  • Inspirational (3)
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5.0

Excellent book

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative

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    Best Uses

    • Pregnancy

    Comments about Hypnobirthing:

    This is a must read for pregnant women. If you are looking at a natural birth this book definitely helps you as it helped me. It's very informative as it tells you the a brief history of birth.

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    4.0

    Skip The Expensive Course-Buy The Book!

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    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Pregnancy
      • Pregnant
      • Reference

      Comments about Hypnobirthing:

      This gave me a good understanding of Hypnobirthing without having to pay $500 for the course.
      You get the CD to use along with it which allows you to practice.
      I highly recommend for anyone wanting to do or learn more about Hypnobirthing to use in Labour.

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      5.0

      Great book and Cd meditation

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      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Inspirational
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

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        Best Uses

        • Pregnant women

        Comments about Hypnobirthing:

        really enjoying reading hypnobirthing and using the meditation/ breathing on the cd provided. would highly reccomend it

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        4.0

        OVERCOME BIRTHING FEARS!

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Relaxation Cd Is The Key
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Some Parts Very American

        Best Uses

        • Natural Birthing
        • Special Needs

        Comments about Hypnobirthing:

        I found this book extremely helpful to overcome my fears of birthing & it gave me the confidence to trust in my body for a natural birth. It comes with a relaxation CD which I listened to every day in the last month & during labour to help me focus on breathing / relaxation. I would recommend this for all expectant mothers, as overcoming the fears helped reduce tension & manage pain. The positive affirmations really help establish a good mental state for a calm birth. I truly believe this book/CD gave me the tools to guide me through natural labour without fear.

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        Acknowledgmentsp. xi
        Forewordp. xiii
        Introductionp. xvii
        A Message to Parentsp. xxi
        The Birth of Natural Childbirthp. 1
        The Birth of HypnoBirthingp. 7
        Taking the Birthing World by Calm: The Philosophy of HypnoBirthingp. 21
        "What Eees All Dees Stuff?" The Power of Simplicityp. 27
        From Celebration to Fear: A History of Women and Birthingp. 35
        How Fear Affects Laborp. 45
        Releasing Fearp. 57
        The Power of the Mindp. 63
        Falling in Love with Your Babyp. 81
        Selecting Your Caregivers and the Birthing Environmentp. 91
        Preparing Your Mind and Body for Successp. 117
        The Four Basic Hypnobirthing Techniquesp. 118
        Your Relaxation Programp. 119
        Breathing Techniquesp. 123
        Sleep Breathingp. 123
        Slow Breathingp. 125
        Birth Breathingp. 127
        Relaxation Techniquesp. 133
        Progressive Relaxationp. 133
        Disappearing Lettersp. 134
        Light Touch Massagep. 135
        Anchorsp. 138
        Visualization Techniquesp. 139
        Rainbow Relaxationp. 139
        The Birth Companion's Readingp. 144
        The Opening Blossomp. 147
        Blue Satin Ribbonsp. 148
        The Arm-Wrist Relaxation Testp. 148
        Ultra-Deepening Techniquesp. 151
        Glove Relaxationp. 151
        The Depthometerp. 153
        The Sensory Gate Valvep. 154
        Time Distortionp. 157
        Nutritionp. 159
        Exercisep. 165
        Perineal Massagep. 175
        Getting Ready to Welcome Your Babyp. 179
        When Baby Is Breechp. 185
        Before Labor: When Baby Is Readyp. 189
        Letting Your Baby and Your Body Set the Pacep. 195
        When Nature Needs Assistancep. 199
        Childbirth-A Labor of Love: Prelude to Laborp. 205
        Affirmations for Easier, Comfortable Birthingp. 207
        How the Body Works with You and for Youp. 209
        Settling In at the Birth Center or Hospitalp. 215
        The Onset of Laborp. 221
        As Labor Advances: Thinning and Opening Phasep. 227
        Slow or Resting Laborp. 233
        Nearing Completionp. 239
        Experiencing Birth: Breathing Love, Bringing Lifep. 245
        Positions for the Birthing Phasep. 253
        Crowning and Birthingp. 265
        Post-Birth Activitiesp. 269
        The Fourth Trimesterp. 273
        Breastfeeding Is Best Feedingp. 281
        Birth Preference Sheetsp. 287
        Bibliographyp. 295
        About the Authorp. 301
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        ISBN: 9780757302664
        ISBN-10: 0757302661
        Audience: General
        Format: Book with Other Items
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 302
        Published: 18th October 2005
        Publisher: Health Communications
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 15.8  x 1.9
        Weight (kg): 0.44
        Edition Number: 3