An up-to-date, modern, authoritative guide to hypnobirthing.
Expert hypnobirthing coach Siobhan Miller has made it her mission to show women everywhere that birth can be better. And not just better -- it can be an amazing, empowering experience.
HYPNOBIRTHING is an invaluable technique for EVERY woman with a baby inside her uterus and for EVERY type of birth -- from a natural water birth through to an unplanned caesarean.
So, what is hypnobirthing? Essentially, it's a form of antenatal education, an approach to birth that is both evidence-based and logical. Hypnobirthing teaches you how your body works on a muscular and hormonal level when in labour, and how to work with your body to make birth more efficient and comfortable. Being relaxed is the key, so you will learn how to quickly and easily access a state of deep relaxation using a combination of breathing techniques, visualisations, guided relaxation exercises, light touch massage, positive affirmations and various other techniques.
HYPNOBIRTHING will change your mindset towards birth, so that you'll be able navigate your birth - and any twists and turns - with confidence, armed with practical tools that ensure you feel calm and in control throughout.
No matter where you sit on the 'anxious-to-excited' spectrum at the moment, by the time you finish this book you'll feel relaxed, capable and genuinely excited about giving birth, because it's truly the most awesome thing you'll ever get to do in your life.
Siobhan manages to completely demystify hypnobirthing, making it accessible and relevant to all women and all births. This book will be a complete game changer and I will be recommending it to mums-to-be from now on - Sarah Turner, author of The Unmumsy Mum
If the prospect of giving birth fills you with dread, Siobhan Miller's new book explains how to make the experience truly powerful - Baby Magazine
'The author is the founder of The Positive Birth Company and in her book she first of all debunks common myths about hypnobirthing and the birth experience. Her practical advice will be sure to give you enough tools to enable you to feel calm and collected throughout labour - Natasha Harding, Sun