1. Hypnobirthing Explained 2. The Uterus, and the Fear and Confident Responses 3. The Mind/Body Effect 4. Relaxation 5. Preparing Your Baby and Body For Birth 6. Nutrition 7. Responsibility and Choices 8. Achieving the Birth You Want 9. The Onset of Labour and Building Confidence 10. The Up Stage of Labour 11. The Down Stage of Labour, and Your Baby's Birth 12. Practising For the Birth You Want
KATHARINE GRAVES, leading hypnobirthing teacher and the founder of KG Hypnobirthing, has personally taught hypnobirthing to over 2,000 mothers. Katharine is a member of the International Advisory Board of the HypnoFertility Foundation of America, the Maternity and Newborn Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Association for the Improvement of Maternity Services(AIMS), and an associate member of the Royal College of Midwives. Katharine trained as a doula with Michel Odent, the internationally renowned obstetrician. Katharine also lectures and teaches internationally and has trained 500 teachers in the KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. The KG Hypnobirthing course is taught independently and in NHS hospitals in the UK, and widely available around the world.
This book lays out an approach to childbirth designed to give a calm, confident and joyful delivery. I strongly recommend it as offering a practical approach using proven techniques. - Dr Zhidao Xia, School of Medicine, Swansea University. - - Katharine's personal qualities, unfailing positivity, humour, the deepest respect for birth and women, their partners and babies, and a deep faith in the natural process, shine out of the pages of this splendid book. - Liz Nightingale, Independent Midwife.