I am not sure how to feel about this book. It seems a little airy fairy, but I am willing to give the exercises and suggestions a shot and see for myself. It did give me some comfort and confidence for some reason that I am not feeling scared of the labor process, even though I have been through it five times and know what to expect. The breathing exercises are a bit hard to do though when you have the normal pregnancy stuffy nose though. I loved the birth stories in the book . It was a good simple read all in all.
This book gave me the knowledge and skills to approach labour without fear. More than just breathing techniques, this book is filled with detailed information about the birth process itself from the history to the science of it. By demystifying the process it put me in a really good mindset and although my birth experience ended up being nothing like I planned, it was still positive. Do yourself a favor, stop reading reviews and just buy this book. Read it as many times as you can before you give birth.
Gives you lots of ideas for calm birthing, excercises to practice, what to expect and positive stories. Pretty good read and found it helpful as someone currently pregnant and looking for knowledge on calm birthing.
I am 33 weeks pregnant. I have been looking for something to help as my first birth whilst considered normal was horrific for me. the midwife was terrible the pain unbearable and I felt it was a horrible experience. Needless to say going into this pregnancy once I started getting horrible fears about labour to the point where I was moody frustrated and snappy all the time! I read articles on the Internet about hypnobirthing I bought another book and read most of it but couldn't get my head around and couldn't travel to attend classes as they are too far from where I live.. it all still seemed impossible... then I came across Suzy's book and from the first page I was hooked. Suzy your book sang to me it makes sense it's so well written it has helped me to erase almost all fear from myself. Since I've read the book even my husband has asked what happened as I am finally now excited and calm and ready to birth my baby. I listen to the affirmations daily I practise the breathing and I know this birth will be different and I'm not even there yet! So for that alone Suzy thank you so much you are making my journey an empowering and happy one and I just wanted to send you all my appreciation thank you