Reading recommendations from Hypnobirthing

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Take a look at some of these great books:

Order Toddler Taming

“Toddler Taming – A Parent’s Guide To The First Four Years”

For all parents with kids under four, this is entertaining and highly informative reading.
Many parents wonder how their sweet baby which gurgled happily at them for the first 12 months changes so suddenly into a bellowing, tantrum prone, carpet biting toddler. What went wrong? Whose fault is it? What can be done about it? With humour and common sense, Dr Green answers these questions and many others like them. He qualms fears of “abnormal” bad behaviour, points out the strains of bringing children up and offers practical advice on all fronts from discipline to sleeping problems, tantrums to toilet training.

Even if your child is not yet a toddler, order “Toddler Taming” today – it’s brilliant!

“The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics: A Philosophy for Achieving a Radiant Mind and Fabulous Body”

An excellent, witty, irreverent and well-written introduction to macriobiotics, and the benefits it can bring to the body, mind and soul.

A modern girl’s guide to the ancient secrets of eating for health, beauty and peace of mind.

Macrobiotics has become the latest trend in dieting, thanks to high-profile supporters like Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. Speaking to the generation of young women looking to extend their healthy lifestyles beyond yoga and Pilates, macrobiotic chef and instructor Jessica Porter offers fresh, contemporary, and accessible insight into one of the world’s oldest, yet most popular, diets.

She explains that by eating good quality whole foods, any woman can experience physical, sensory, emotional, and intellectual freedom.

The effects of eating a macrobiotic diet can extend beyond basic health to weight loss, beauty, better sex, and peace of mind. Cooking tips and recipes are combined with Jessica’s no-nonsense philosophy and witty anecdotes to create a lifestyle book that will inspire women to hit the kitchen with an understanding of how to strengthen their minds and bodies through food.

Other recommendations

Here are some other books we would also recommend reading:

Order The Birth Book - Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth “The Birth Book – Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth” – Sears, Wm. & Martha, 1994, Little Brown. New York
Order The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

“The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth” – Henci Goer, 1999, Perigee, New York 

UPDATE: You can now read samples of this book online:

All the above links are worth reading, even if you don’t buy the book. One item that caught my eye on the last link was this:

Case 1: the nurse charted complete cervical dilation, a head engaged in the pelvis, and the mother pushing well. The obstetrician wrote he performed the cesarean because the mother was 6 centimeters dilated and the head was high. The father remembered overhearing the obstetrician tell someone on the telephone to go ahead to the party; he would be there soon.

Order Immaculate Deception II: Birth and Beyond

“Immaculate Deception II: Birth and Beyond” – Suzanne Arms, 1998, Celestial Arts, Berkeley, California

Order Stand and Deliver! And Other Brilliant Ways To Give Birth

Stand and Deliver! And Other Brilliant Ways To Give BirthA book full of practical information on choosing the best type of birth experience for you and your baby, and what to do in the final 8 weeks to prepare.

Full of humour and encouraging birth stories (including some Hypnobirthing mums), every mother-to-be will find it invaluable.

Emma Mahony, humorous Times columnist, whose “Double Trouble” stories about her two young twins charmed the nation, now gives you a first book on birth and the 8-week run-up to it. Taking a practical but lighthearted approach, she helps every new mother-to-be feel in control and ready for the big day.

With positive stories from women who insisted on the right birth for them, as well as advice from experts in the field of childbirth, such as midwives, obstetricians and advocates of natural and water births. Includes:

  • Why a good birth experience is a great objective
  • How and why it’s best to avoid a ‘medicalised’ birth
  • Everything you need to know about Caesareans
  • What every woman is entitled to before labour
  • How to write a birth plan and why it is useful

Illustrated throughout with lighthearted cartoons from The Times’ front page cartoonist.

Other pregnancy and birth recommendations from Amazon

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Richard and Judy

Richard and Judy with Marie Mongan and Jenny Mullan

Hypnobirthing was featured in a story about painless childbirth on the “Richard and Judy” TV show on 8th July 2004.

They interviewed Jenny Mullan. Also featured were Marie Cooksey and Steve Bowerman, a couple who recently used Hypnobirthing for the birth of their first child.

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a complete birth education programme, that teaches simple but specific self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth.

Hypnobirthing is much more than just self hypnosis or hypnotherapy for childbirth.

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