Resources

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That brings us to the end of this course. You should now have an understanding of the key principles of hypnobirthing as well as the practical tools and techniques which can help you have the calm and relaxed birth that you deserve. All that's left now is for you to practise, practise, practise! Listen to your MP3s regularly (every day if you can during the last few weeks of your pregnancy), practise your massage techniques and make sure that you have really thought about how to create the environment that is right for your birth.

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If you would like to do some further reading, I've collated a list of books that I've enjoyed and found useful during both my pregnancy and studies as a hypnobirthing instructor. I've also listed some websites which you may find useful now and when baby comes along.

Further Reading:

"The Positive Birth Book" by Milli Hill

“Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering” by Sarah Buckley

“Childbirth Without Fear” by Grantly Dick Read

“Birthing From Within” by Pam England

“Bump” by Kate Evans

“Guide to Childbirth” by Ina May Gaskin

“Spiritual Midwifery” by Ina May Gaskin

“The Heart Is In The Womb” by Amali Lokugamage

“Primal Health” by Michel Odent

“Childbirth & The Future Of Homo Sapiens” by Michel Odent

“Birth and Sex” by Sheila Kitzinger

"Effective Birth Preparation" by Maggie Howell

For Dads:

"Men, Love & Birth" by Mark Harris

“Commando Dad : Raw Recruits” by Neil Sinclair

“Pregnancy for men - the whole 9 months” by Mark Woods

"Birthing for Blokes" by Mark Harris

 

Useful websites:

Which? Birth Choice

www.which.co.uk/birth-choice

A really useful website which runs through all the choices that you have - where to give birth, understanding your maternity options and where to get expert advice locally.

 

Positive Birth Stories

A wide range of beautiful, positive birth stories that will help you view birth in a positive light and hopefully feel less anxious about the birth of your own baby.

www.positivebirthmovement.org

www.tellmeagoodbirthstory.com

homebirthersandhopefuls.com

 

Support Groups

AIMS www.aims.org.uk

A UK charity with a wide range of publications about pregnancy and

birth - all are highly recommended. They are available in paperback and

e-book from the AIMS website.

Birthrights www.birthrights.org.uk

They have insightful fact sheets on their websites and support mothers

and midwives.

 

Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League www.laleche.org.uk

Wonderful support groups held at various locations locally

Lactation Consultants of GB www.lcgb.org

Directory of professional, private lactation consultants

 

If you have any questions at all please remember that you have access to the BabyBien support group on facebook (click the button below) or you can email me anytime: kate@babybien.co.uk

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If you have enjoyed this course and think that you'd like to attend a workshop then the cost of this online course will be deducted from the price. Please email me for details. 

Wishing you all the best for your big day and much happiness with your new little family!

Kate x