MODULE 8 : RESOURCES

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.

You can use this preparation diary to help you plan your practise and have a clear idea of what you should be doing week to week.

PREPARATION DIARY

You should have received your MP3s via email but you can also access them via the link below.

YOUR HYPNOBIRTHING MP3S

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:

"Your Baby, Your Birth" by Hollie de Cruz

"The Positive Birth Book" by Milli Hill

"How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out" by Clemmie Hooper 

“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

"Inducing Labour: making informed decisions" by Sara Wickham

"Why Induction Matters" by Rachel Reed

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 INFORMATION:

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.babybien.co.uk - stories from my clients

www.tellmeagoodbirthstory.com

www.the positivebirthmovement.org

www.positivebirthstories.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.

breech/transverse babies

Is your baby breech, transverse or just in the wrong position? There are some useful websites for optimal fetal positioning (encouraging baby to move into the correct position).

Align Your Baby https://alignyourbaby.com/ has a great online course that you can buy for just £26.50.

Spinning Babies https://spinningbabies.com/ has loads of useful resources about how you can help to turn your baby.

Please also drop me an email if you are interested in a 'turning you breech baby' hypnosis track. I have one which I can send to you.

Preparing for an induction

Are you being offered an induction? Firstly, use your BRAINS to make an informed decision as to whether an induction is the right choice for your situation.

If you do decide that induction is the right choice for you you can download my 'Preparing for an induction' guide.

You can also find positive induction stories on my website and stories and support via the Facebook group 'Positive Induction Birth'.

preparing for an induction

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 'How to have a Positive Birth' group on facebook (click the button below) or you can email me anytime: [email protected]

'how to have a positive birth' fb group

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