The Breakthrough Natural Approach to Safer, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing - The Mongan Method
Book with CD or DVD
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments p. xi Foreword p. xiii Introduction p. xvii A Message to Parents p. xxi The Birth of Natural Childbirth p. 1 The Birth of HypnoBirthing p. 7 Taking the Birthing World by Calm: The Philosophy of HypnoBirthing p. 21 "What Eees All Dees Stuff?" The Power of Simplicity p. 27 From Celebration to Fear: A History of Women and Birthing p. 35 How Fear Affects Labor p. 45 Releasing Fear p. 57 The Power of the Mind p. 63 Falling in Love with Your Baby p. 81 Selecting Your Caregivers and the Birthing Environment p. 91 Preparing Your Mind and Body for Success p. 117 The Four Basic Hypnobirthing Techniques p. 118 Your Relaxation Program p. 119 Breathing Techniques p. 123 Sleep Breathing p. 123 Slow Breathing p. 125 Birth Breathing p. 127 Relaxation Techniques p. 133 Progressive Relaxation p. 133 Disappearing Letters p. 134 Light Touch Massage p. 135 Anchors p. 138 Visualization Techniques p. 139 Rainbow Relaxation p. 139 The Birth Companion's Reading p. 144 The Opening Blossom p. 147 Blue Satin Ribbons p. 148 The Arm-Wrist Relaxation Test p. 148 Ultra-Deepening Techniques p. 151 Glove Relaxation p. 151 The Depthometer p. 153 The Sensory Gate Valve p. 154 Time Distortion p. 157 Nutrition p. 159 Exercise p. 165 Perineal Massage p. 175 Getting Ready to Welcome Your Baby p. 179 When Baby Is Breech p. 185 Before Labor: When Baby Is Ready p. 189 Letting Your Baby and Your Body Set the Pace p. 195 When Nature Needs Assistance p. 199 Childbirth-A Labor of Love: Prelude to Labor p. 205 Affirmations for Easier, Comfortable Birthing p. 207 How the Body Works with You and for You p. 209 Settling In at the Birth Center or Hospital p. 215 The Onset of Labor p. 221 As Labor Advances: Thinning and Opening Phase p. 227 Slow or Resting Labor p. 233 Nearing Completion p. 239 Experiencing Birth: Breathing Love, Bringing Life p. 245 Positions for the Birthing Phase p. 253 Crowning and Birthing p. 265 Post-Birth Activities p. 269 The Fourth Trimester p. 273 Breastfeeding Is Best Feeding p. 281 Birth Preference Sheets p. 287 Bibliography p. 295 About the Author p. 301 Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.
Format: Book with CD or DVD
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 24th May 2005
Publisher: Health Communications
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 15.8 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 3
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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.