Childbirth without Fear

The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

Childbirth without Fear

In an age when normal birth can still be overtaken by obstetrics, Grantly Dick-Read's philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. He unpicks the root causes of women's fears and anxiety about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding with overwhelming heart and empathy. As one of the most influential birthing books of all time, Childbirth Without Fear is essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians! This definitive reissue includes the full text of the fourth edition, the last completed by Grantly Dick-Read before his death in 1959, and The Autobiography of Grantly Dick-Read, compiled from his writings

Manual for rebirthers

How to deepen your Rebirthing process, Masterfully guide other people`s process and be a successful Rebirthing Professional

Manual for rebirthers

In order to be a good Rebirthing professional you have to heal yourself, overcome patterns, reconnect with your divine nature, and continue the practices whilst teaching other people to do the same. This book gathers together the ideas and practices of high quality Rebirthing which are taught in Rebirthing Breathwork International (RBI). RBI is the school established by Leonard Orr, founder of Rebirthing. These ideas and practices will help you guide other people in their healing journey with more efficiency at the same time as you master your own. They will help you improving the quality of your work and become more successful. The Manual for Rebirthers includes texts by Leonard Orr whilst the rest has been reviewed by him. Fanny Van Laere is the Rebirthing International coordinator in Spain and in the UK together with Joe Jennings. Since 1995 she has been giving individual sessions in Rebirthing and Spiritual Psychology, offering workshops, professional Rebirthing trainings and one-year seminars. She has been working with Leonard Orr and organizing seminars for him for more than 10 years. She is the author of: Rebirthing and Spiritual Purification and The Resurgence of the Feminine. Website in the UK is: rebirthinginternational.co.uk Website in Spain is: www.conexionconsciente.com Email: [email protected] Leonard D. Orr is known as the founder of Rebirthing Breathwork and Spiritual Psychology. His money seminar has been taught to millions and inspired thousands of people to become self employed. He offers trainings all over the world and teaches the cure for career burnout. He also is a consultant on healing the death urge, as well as a business and personal consultant. He has over 30 books in print, some of which are in over 10 languages. He is a senility graduate and has several friends who are too. He has studied with immortal yogis and learned spiritual purification from Babaji. Much of his inspirational information is in this bo...

Gentle Birth Choices

Gentle Birth Choices

Birth as every woman would like it to be • Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families • Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births • More than 32,000 copies sold of the original edition New parents are faced with a myriad of choices about pregnancy, labor, and birth. In Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper, renowned childbirth advocate, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps to clarify these choices and shows how to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. She dispels medical myths and reimagines birth without fear, pain, or violence. Harper explains the numerous gentle birth choices available, including giving birth in an independent birth center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room; finding a primary caregiver who shares your philosophy of birth; and deciding how to best use current technologies. She also provides practical advice for couples wishing to explore the option of using a doula or water during labor and birth to avoid the unwanted effects of drugs and epidurals. The Gentle Birth Choices DVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and six actual births that illustrate the options of water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth after a prior Cesarean section. The DVD clearly reveals the strength of women during childbirth and the healthy and happy outcome of women exercising gentle birth choices. It is a powerful instructional tool, not only for expectant parents, but also for midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.

Australian Mothering

Historical and Sociological Perspectives

Australian Mothering


Water, Birth and Sexuality

Our primeval connection to water and its use in labour and therapy

Water, Birth and Sexuality

‘After the historic student revolt in France a period of audacious creativity resulted. The watchword was: “It is forbidden to forbid”. We took advantage of this transient cultural folly to do what would have been impossible ten years before or ten years after, introducing in the maternity unit of a state hospital an inflatable outdoor pool as a way to replace drugs during birth.’ – from the Introduction In this groundbreaking book, Dr Odent takes as his starting point the world-famous work on childbirth at Pithiviers, where he first noticed the strong attraction to water that many women have during labour. As well as discovering the practical advantages of water during the birthing process, he began to consider the meaning and importance of water as a symbol. Water, Birth and Sexuality examines the living power of water and its erotic connotations. Odent evaluates what water meant in different cultures throughout history, through myths and legends, and what it means for us today: from an advertiser’s tool to a metaphor for aspects of the psyche. He also studies humanity’s special relationship to dolphins, and the related ‘aquatic ape’ theory. A practical section on the use of water during birth and in various therapies, particularly sex therapy, is included. This edition of this classic work features a new Introduction.

Birth Pain

Explaining Sensations, Exploring Possibilities : a Guide for Midwives

Birth Pain

A book for midwives who would like to explore how best to help women cope with pain and fear. This book contains information about the physiological and psychological functions of pain; cultural influences on the experience of labour pain; elective caesareans, which are supposedly a simpler alternative; advantages and drawbacks of using pharmacological pain relief; information and ideas on how to transform labour pain into an experience of strength and power. While the book provides information on a very wide range of pain relief options and the emphasis is on maternal choice, it also presents many convincing arguments for normal physiological birth. It can therefore make a contribution to helping reduce the rate of unnecessary caesareans and help midwives improve rates of maternal satisfaction. Forewords by Dr Trudy Stevens and Dr Helene Vadeboncoeur.

Right Time Baby

The Complete Guide to Later Motherhood

Right Time Baby

First you need an education, then a career. You might want to see a bit of the world and find yourself. You have to meet the right man (this is often the tricky part!). Before you know it, you're in your thirties and they're telling you to get a move on if you still want to procreate. Hang on a minute, who's in charge here? Later mothers are proven to be more secure emotionally and financially than younger mothers and nearly a quarter of all women in the UK are now having babies after 35. Packed full of useful tips from top medical experts, scientists and pregnancy gurus, this book is a complete guide for the woman who's lived a life before breeding. It includes: • preparing for pregnancy and motherhood • how to improve egg quality and prolong fertility so you can get pregnant naturally • exercises, relaxation techniques, mind-body connection for conception • how to increase your chances of success at IVF • making the most of your pregnancy, month by month • ways to avoid miscarriage • how to have the best birth possible • from me to mum – adjusting to lack of sleep, relationship changes and that other job • parenting secrets and concepts from around the globe to inspire new mothers • >the latest research in neuroscience, nutrition and psychology

The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth

Safety, Simplicity, and Satisfaction Are All Within Our Reach!

The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth

The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth, beloved and praised by discerning women all over the world, simply states the truth about childbirth and what the body was made to do. Too many births today are monitored and meddled with as a routine - not natural. The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth challenges parents to listen within for the unique guidance needed to achieve a truly safe and comfortable birth experience. Mother to four children-three born without interference from birth attendants-Laurie Morgan is warm, inspiring and oozing with common sense as she shares her personal story, helping parents understand how genuinely natural childbirth is both desirable and accessible. You will learn: · The crucial differences between normal, physiological birth and "assisted" childbirth · How to free yourself from unnecessary worry and fear about childbirth· How to simplify your approach to childbirth for the greatest safety and enjoyment· The truth about midwifery and obstetrics, and how dependence on experts may pose needless risk to you and your baby· The surprisingly bright side of personal responsibility· Common stumbling blocks along the path to a joyful birth experience