Here is a selection of books that my beautiful clients have birthed over the years. Many more to come!
Optimistic Birth: Your Guide to a Fearless Loving Birth
This book is for mothers who feel there is a better way to birth; for mothers who think their birthing body is pretty miraculous and feel there must be a way to have a positive birth; for mothers who love the idea of having a loving fearless birth; for mothers who think a loving birth is a wonderful gift for their child.
This book is a very easy read, full of guidance in the form of exercises, meditations and fear release work to create a fearless physiology that favours your body’s natural processes. Your thoughts create your emotions and your emotions determined how you respond in birthing. With an optimistic attitude you can approach birth in a state of love. The key to optimistic birthing is a mindset change, reprogramming fears into optimism.
The Mindful Breastfeeding Book: Preparing You for Calm and Connected Feedin
Anna Le Grange
The Mindful Breastfeeding Book is the first of its kind, linking the workings of the mind to having a more fulfilling breastfeeding experience. Pregnancy is a time for preparation and learning; only few expectant couples look beyond the birth itself. Learning about how the breastfeeding body works and how your brain operates is an important part of this, and it can make all the difference when it comes to those early days and weeks of parenthood and having the breastfeeding experience you desire. This friendly, simple and interactive guide is written by Anna Le Grange, a Certified Lactation Consultant, Paediatric Nurse and Meditation Coach with over 20 years’ experience in supporting new parents. From first-hand experience, Anna has seen the difference that understanding the mind–body connection makes for families who are starting out on their breastfeeding journey. In this book she shares the practical tools that she uses with families alongside breastfeeding education and support in her practice. However you want breastfeeding to look for you and your family, this book will provide you with the knowledge, mindfulness tools and support that you need to navigate your way as you plan and start to feed your baby, giving you the confidence to both parent and feed with calmness, connection and in a way that works for you.
Sneeze Wees and Cough Farts
It’s your first baby, you don’t know how your body is supposed to feel afterwards. Lots of other things have changed, maybe this is normal? You may even have seen a health professional who’s told you this IS normal – you’ve just had a baby, give it some time.
But you know your body and something’s not quite right. Your pelvic floor feels strained, loose. There is a heaviness in your vagina. And every now and then you leak urine.
Or maybe you felt back to normal and decided to start exercising again, but it’s making you leak. Do you buy pads and just get on with it? Or is there something you can do?
You’ve lost confidence in your postnatal body and you’re not sure what you’re ALLOWED to do.
This book is designed to give you tips and techniques to implement into your daily life to:
– stop the strain on your pelvic floor
– help you start to strengthen it
– give you ways to get back to the exercise that you love
Written by a pre- and postnatal exercise specialist who experienced prolapse after both of her births, this book gives you the techniques Sarah Parker implemented to prevent her prolapse worsening and help her avoid surgery. She has used the same techniques with hundreds of new mums, helping them to stop leaking, regain confidence in their bodies and prevent prolapse.
Pregnancy Sucks: The Mental and Physical Struggles of Pregnancy and How I’ve Avoided Perinatal Depression (PND) the Second Time Around
As a mother of one, having experienced perinatal depression and anxiety, Jo was nervous about going through pregnancy again. Armed with a heap of information around pregnancy and birth, all a result of her recent experiences, and a greater awareness of her triggers, she was determined this time not to just wait and see what happens. Jo started journaling about what had happened and was happening throughout her pregnancy. What she discovered through this process has led to the creation of this book, in the hope that it could help at least one other person experiencing a similar situation.
Don’t Panic! 5 Things Every Birth Partner Should Know
Being asked to be a birth partner is wonderful. Whether you are the expectant dad, the future grandparent, the aunty or the best friend, it is an honour to know that the lady in question trusts you to help her through the birth of her child.
But it also comes with great responsibility. You are the person who she needs to rely on if things get tough. And this little book is here to tell you everything you need to know to make sure you are worthy of the role.
There are only 5 things to remember, 5 simple things that will help you to be the best birth partner she could have hoped for.
And it only takes about half an hour to read.Order here
Keep Calm and Birth On
Do not to buy this book if:
- You are looking forward to being in immense amounts of pain with no way of dealing with it until someone says you can have the drugs.
- You are not too fussed about needing loads of stitches.
- You want to be able to join in with the stories about how bad your birth was with all the other women at work.
- You are planning to audition for One Born Every Minute.
- You think a few pounds is too much to spend on yourself even though you have been pregnant for soooo long.
However, if you are looking for a quick way to learn about birth that won’t leave you feeling dazed and confused then you are in the right place. This little book explains everything you need to know about birth in an easy to understand format with no waffle or complicated explanations, and you can read it all in about an hour.
The Power of Hypnobirthing,
Hypnobirthing techniques are powerful!
However, hypnobirthing is still not a mainstream option for antenatal classes and many people are put off by the word itself. The word ‘hypnobirthing’ may even conjure up deceptive images. I’m here to reveal to you that a hypnobirthing course is a down-to-earth and simple approach to understanding and accepting pregnancy and labour as a natural process.
This introductory book explains ten indisputable reasons why hypnobirthing is the most effective birth preparation course. You will discover not only how it informs you about everything you need to know about late pregnancy, labour and birth, but that it also shows the importance of choosing the right birth partner and educating them to be able to support you in the correct way during this amazing and miraculous journey.Order here
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