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    Good point becandbub - Hypnobirthing/calm birthing philosophy is about being still and breathing through surges/contractions, rather than distraction principles which I understand Birth Skills is about (haven't read it myself as we chose to go Hypnobirthing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polly6034 View Post
    Good point becandbub - Hypnobirthing/calm birthing philosophy is about being still and breathing through surges/contractions, rather than distraction principles which I understand Birth Skills is about (haven't read it myself as we chose to go Hypnobirthing).
    I'm doing Calmbirth classes as well. Juju mentions hypnobirthing & calm birthing in the book & there is a section on visualisation & breathing which as far as I know are part of Calmbirth (haven't done classes yet). Juju also makes the point that it can be worth getting as many tools & strategies under your belt as possible given we have no idea how we're going to react in labour until it happens.

    Just another spin on it :-)

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    I read juju sundin's birth skills and used some off her teachings that best suited me at the time. They were very helpful and i believe assisted me to have a very positive and empowering natural birth with a 5 hr spontaneous labour. It was my first baby. Good Luck finding what suits you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I'm doing Calmbirth classes as well. Juju mentions hypnobirthing & calm birthing in the book & there is a section on visualisation & breathing which as far as I know are part of Calmbirth (haven't done classes yet). Juju also makes the point that it can be worth getting as many tools & strategies under your belt as possible given we have no idea how we're going to react in labour until it happens.

    Just another spin on it :-)
    Oh I agree - I think it's just choosing what suits your birthing approach best and then what actual works for you on the day! Enjoy your classes, we loved ours.

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    OP I did a Calmbirth course and I think FOR ME something that acknowledges birth is blardy painful would have been more useful so next time round I'm reading the Birth Skills book. I honestly was expecting "waves" of sensation. That's not how it was FOR ME.

    I second Ina May's books.

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    After reading Sarah Buckleys book, I was too frightened of possible health repercussions if I didn't have a drug free natural birth. The hypnobirthing book was also good to read, as was the 'The Down to Earth Birth Book'.

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    I'm doing the calm birth class as its the ONLY natural birthing class that I could find in Tasmania we don't have many options here unfortunately.
    I think I want to have a look at everything and find what will suit me best thanks for all the suggestions!

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    You know I actually think normal birth is the 'easy' option, I guess it depends on your perspective. Intervention, synto, being confined to a room or bed, surgery on my perinuem or abdomen ... they are seem like hard, scary options to me and I admire people who have to go through any of that, as sometimes those things are necessary.

    But I think it is vital to make your ENVIRONMENT "easy" to have a normal birth in. That's where Sarah Buckley's articles on birth hormones help you understand how unhindered birth works. You can get her articles free from her website and her book is great too.

    Other books I loved:
    Birth Your Way - Kitzinger
    A Labour of Love
    The Birth Book - Sears & Sears
    Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Gaskin
    25 Ways to Awaken Your Birth Power - meditations, with CD
    Birthing From Within - Pam England
    BirthWork by Jenny Blyth
    The Down to Earth Birth Book - Jenny Blyth
    A Modern Woman's Guide to a Natural Empowering Birth
    Men at Birth - David Vernon
    The Father's Homebirth Handbook
    Optimal Foetal Positioning - Scott & Sutton
    How to Avoid an Unnecessary Caesarean
    Pushed Birth - Jennifer Block
    The Thinking Woman's Guide to Childbirth - Henci Goer

    also there are some DVDs about birth too, if a pic says a thousand words I think you learn a lot from watching other women birth and talk about birth.
    The Art of Birth
    The Big Stretch - and the sequel
    Orgasmic Birth (terrible title, great film)
    The Business of Being Born
    Birth in Water
    Aiming for Natural Birth
    Gentle Birth Choices
    Birth as We Know It
    A Breech in the System - A Natural Breech against the odds
    Labouring Under an Illusion

    These books and DVDs are available from Capers Bookstore, but you might be able to find them cheaper at other places, like the Book Depository.


    and Gloria Lemay has a new DVD out too - Birth with Gloria Lemay I think.

    And websites! These are free and they have great info. My faves:
    Lisa Barrett's blog
    Gloria Lemay's blog
    Spinning Babies
    PUSHED Birth
    Gentle Birth archives
    The Unnecesarean
    Sarah Buckley
    Birthrites - healing after caesarean
    Plus Size Pregnancy - not just for larger women, this site is very well researched with useful info on many aspects of pregnancy and birth
    Science and Sensibility
    Midwifery Today
    Last edited by fai firinne; 10-02-2012 at 11:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fai firinne View Post
    You know I actually think normal birth is the 'easy' option, I guess it depends on your perspective. Intervention, synto, being confined to a room or bed, surgery on my perinuem or abdomen ... they are seem like hard, scary options to me and I admire people who have to go through any of that, as sometimes those things are necessary.

    But I think it is vital to make your ENVIRONMENT "easy" to have a normal birth in. That's where Sarah Buckley's articles on birth hormones help you understand how unhindered birth works. You can get her articles free from her website and her book is great too.

    Other books I loved:
    Birth Your Way - Kitzinger
    A Labour of Love
    The Birth Book - Sears & Sears
    Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Gaskin
    25 Ways to Awaken Your Birth Power - meditations, with CD
    Birthing From Within - Pam England
    BirthWork by Jenny Blyth
    The Down to Earth Birth Book - Jenny Blyth
    A Modern Woman's Guide to a Natural Empowering Birth
    Men at Birth - David Vernon
    The Father's Homebirth Handbook
    Optimal Foetal Positioning - Scott & Sutton
    How to Avoid an Unnecessary Caesarean
    Pushed Birth - Jennifer Block
    The Thinking Woman's Guide to Childbirth - Henci Goer

    also there are some DVDs about birth too, if a pic says a thousand words I think you learn a lot from watching other women birth and talk about birth.
    The Art of Birth
    The Big Stretch - and the sequel
    Orgasmic Birth (terrible title, great film)
    The Business of Being Born
    Birth in Water
    Aiming for Natural Birth
    Gentle Birth Choices
    Birth as We Know It
    A Breech in the System - A Natural Breech against the odds
    Labouring Under an Illusion

    These books and DVDs are available from Capers Bookstore, but you might be able to find them cheaper at other places, like the Book Depository.


    and Gloria Lemay has a new DVD out too - Birth with Gloria Lemay I think.

    And websites! These are free and they have great info. My faves:
    Lisa Barrett's blog
    Gloria Lemay's blog
    Spinning Babies
    PUSHED Birth
    Gentle Birth archives
    The Unnecesarean
    Sarah Buckley
    Birthrites - healing after caesarean
    Plus Size Pregnancy - not just for larger women, this site is very well researched with useful info on many aspects of pregnancy and birth
    Science and Sensibility
    Midwifery Today
    Great post!!

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    fai firinne
    Thank you!!!! That's such a helpful post!!


 

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