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Useful Childbirth Info

Credentials

Doula Course - with Nurturing Birth (February 2007) 
Doula UK Member - (Since June 2007)
HypnoBirthing Course - The Mongan Method (March 2007)

Birth Crisis Workshop - Sheila Kitzinger (April 2007)

Breast Feeding Workshop - with Lyn Scazafabo (May 2007)
Rebozo Workshop - with Stacia Smales Hill (May 2011)Homeopathy for Childbirth - with Marcela Holmes (November 2011)
The Sexual Experience of Birth Workshop - with Sheila Kitzinger (October 2012)  

Hypno-birthing

Here are some of the things you'll learn that are not covered in most antenatal classes.

  • Breathing techniques that actually help the birth (and it's not the panting that most people think they have to do. Think about it - why would anyone want to hyperventilate during labour?) 

  • How to massively reduce the need for any medication at all 

  • How to reduce your risk of needing an episiotomy during birth with a stunningly simple massage technique 

  • How to be confident and informed when dealing with the medical staff - when to question, what to ask...and when it's time to let them take charge 

  • How to release any fears you might have about childbirth...regardless of where they come from 

  • How to bring about your own easy start of labour with these simple, natural techniques, if you go beyond your "estimated due date" 

  • Most importantly, you'll know how to relax and stay calm and in control - regardless of what's happening around you 

HypnoBirthing?is designed as a structured but informal class format that teaches about the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of birth. You'll learn why your body does what it does, as well as how.

Plus, as well as the classes themselves, you'll receive a professionally produced 196-page text book "HypnoBirthing? A Celebration Of Life", an affirmations and relaxation tape or CD set, and numerous weekly handouts, all included in the price.

Useful Birthing Links

Useful Birthing Links

Useful Birthing Links

Useful Birthing Links

www.doulauk.org.uk - Doula UK has information about doula's, Hardship fund, questions to ask a birth/postnatal doula etc.
 

www.psbreastfeeding.co.uk - PS Breastfeeding has lots of information and guidance about breastfeeding.
 

www.babyledweaning.com - Baby Led Weaning has information about letting your baby decide as and when you should introduce solids.
 

www.nurturingbirth.co.uk - Nurturing Birth has information on Doula training courses and information about doula's.
 

www.bellydance4bumps.co.uk - Belly dance for bumps is a great exercise and information DVD, I can highly reccomend.  Great for pregnancy posture and a fun exercise to keep you motivated!
 

www.newburyhomebirth.co.uk - Local information about homebirth and other aspects of pregnancy and birth.
 

www.home-start.org.uk - Home-Start is the UK's leading family support charity.  
 

www.hypnobirthing.co.uk - HypnoBirthing, The Mongan Method.  This site is very informative and explains more about HypnoBirthing and has many stories and details about this course.

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THE NEW PREGNANCY & CHIILDBIRTHCHOICES AND CHALLENGES – Sheila Kitzinger
The definitive guide to making the right choices in pregnancy and birth. 

FREEDOM AND CHOICE IN CHILDBIRTH – Sheila Kitzinger
Making pregnancy decisions and birth plans. 

BIRTH CRISIS– Sheila Kitzinger
Birth Crisis draws on the thousands of hours Sheila has listened to women’s wide-ranging experiences and her knowledge of the maternity system.  

PREGNANCY THE INSIDE GUIDE – Professor Ian Greer
A complete guide to fertility, pregnancy & labour.  

HOW WILL I BE BORN? – Jean Sutton
(Optimal Foetal Positioning Explained)What babies wish their mother knew  

THE DOULA ADVANTAGE - Rachel Gurevich
Your complete guide to having an empowered and positive birth with the help of a professional childbirth assistant. 

INA MAY'S GUIDE TO CHILDBIRTH - Ina May Gaskin
Consider this your invitation to learn about the true capacities of the female body during labour and birth. 

BIRTH REBORN – Michel Odent
What childbirth should be. 

GENTLE BIRTH METHOD– Dr Gowri Motha
The month-by-month guide to help you carry your baby to full term, have a shorter, easier labour & feel happy, confident and in control. 

THE BIRTH PARTNER- Penny Simkin, P.T.
Everything you need to know to help a woman through childbirth. 

HOME BIRTH A PRACTICAL GUIDE – Nicky wesson
The only book you’ll need for planning a birth at home.  

THE WATER BIRTH BOOK - Janet Balaskas
The definitive guide to using water during labour & birth.

THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING – La Leche League International
This was the first book of its kind, written for mothers by mothers. Babies are born to be breastfed. 

BREASTFEEDING – Renfrew, Fisher, Arms.
Everything you need to know about breastfeeding.  

EMOTIONAL HEALING IN MINUTES – Valerie and Paul Lynch
Simple acupressure techniques for you emotions. 

 

HYPNOBIRTHING - THE MONGAN METHOD – Marie F Mongan

A natural approach to a safe, easier more comfortable birthing.

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