The most anticipated part of pregnancy is giving birth; yet most pregnancy books devote only a chapter or two to this miraculous event and the physical discomfort that accompanies it. Uniquely, Birth Skills concentrates solely on helping you, and your partner, manage the pain of childbirth - from the first contraction, throughout the labour to the actual birth itself.
Written by leading obstetric physiotherapist Juju Sundin, with Sarah Murdoch providing a mother's point of view, this wonderful book tells you exactly how your body works in labour and clearly explains how you can use movement, breathing, vocalisation, visualisation and many other easy-to-follow techniques to alleviate pain.
Juju and Sarah's sound advice makes Birth Skills an invaluable guide for all expectant parents.
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Helped me have my dream birth
Such a fantastic resource for great birthing skills. It helped me to have a beautiful natural water birth having my 4.5kg baby girl.
this book and the techniques it suggests got me through my 14 hour posterior labour using only the techniques suggested and a TENS machine. But that is not the best thing about the book, the best thing about the book is that it gave me confidence and reduced the intense birth fear I was feeling as a first time mother. A big thanks to the authors.
I have this book in hard copy and have just bought the iBook. This book was my 'birth bible' 5 years ago when I gave birth to my first child. Because of the information contained in this book I got through a 20 hour labour with no pain relief at all and felt in control and empowered. Now pregnant with number 2 its time for a refresher course! If you are pregnant, please read this book!