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  • Hypnobirthing

  • Hypnosis and Mindfulness Techniques for a Calm and Pain Free Birth. Prepare Yourself for Pregnancy and Childbirth, Be a Perfect First-Time and Mindful Mom for Grow a Confident Newborn
  • By: Katharine Marie
  • Narrated by: Jessica Andrews
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Hypnosis
  • Categories: Health & Wellness, Sexual & Reproductive Health
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

Are you nervous about giving birth?

Thanks to hypnobirthing, the first nine months before the birth, you will be in perfect balance with your body, mind, and baby! This course reveals the tools and knowledge you need to have a fulfilling birth, with little to no pain. All of this you can do in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

Over 85 percent of mothers who use this method, birthed naturally and easily, with most saying they were entirely comfortable throughout the birth and didn't even think of asking for pain medication.

This hypnobirthing course will help you prepare positively for your amazing birth. It will help you embrace and understand the impact that your thoughts and fears can have on your experiences, specifically with your birth experience. 

Start this special journey now.

©2020 Katharine Marie (P)2020 Katharine Marie

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How did something like this get published?

I'm absolutely appalled. I've read quite a few Hypnobirthing books. I'm a yoga teacher and having discovered Hyphobirthing, I was hooked! But certainly not on this book! Not only does the author offer out right lies in this book - but the advise given is actually dangerous - especially for pregnant women. In chapter 4 the author starts going into Ayurveda, a bit off topic but ok. She then continues to pitch for a vegetarian diet, ok... She takes this to an extreme though by saying things such as when you take in "dead meat into your body" and describes how the animal suffered and then how the "meat carries the energy of fear" and that "our body takes on this fear". She continues by stating that "The body cannot use coagulated protein for cell building" (what?!) and explains that "this is why meat is very toxic for the body". This is clearly false. Some other quotes from this book: "The body gets weaker and weaker from eating meat and indeed ages prematurely." After having discussed how she won't go into the cruelty of the meat industry and her claims that eating meat causes starvation, she tops off this topic by the most outright statement of all that fish is the same and that "Fish puts every pregnant woman and her developing foetus at risk". Fish contains crucial Omega 3 acids and is especially important for a foetus' brain development. All this is what I mean by dangerous. Whilst you certainly can be equally healthy as a vegetarian, you will need to be more careful with what you eat to ensure you get all those important proteins, vitamins and yes - Omega 3. Incredible that this garbage was allowed to be published. Returned immediately.

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Sounds like it’s been translated into English, barely makes sense

Sounds like it’s been translated into English. Barely makes sense. Also was expecting an actual hypnobirthing techniques and it was just a commentary about hypnobirthing. Not helpful.

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not too practical

Disappointing. Contains many genral statements and advice. Practical tips and techniques needs googling and researching further. Too generic for me and felt more like an advert for pay classes and resource access .

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Worth a listen

This book was very good at introducing the concept of hypnobirthing but if you are looking for practical tips you are told to do a course in addition to reading this book. There are lots of good YouTube videos to compliment what the theory in this book discusses so it's useful to read this as a starting point

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Excellent audiobook

Still listening this audiobook but finding it so helpful compared with others I just could not get into. Good stories and down to earth - yes it’ll be painful but this is how it can be managed (naive first time mum here!)

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Great audiobook

This audiobook has assisted me such a great amount with getting to holds with hypnobirthing and planning for the introduction of my first kid. It has given me the certainty to pick a home birth and I'm truly amped up for starting to give birth!

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A hugely positive audiobook

Really enjoyed listening this audiobook. It is a very complete and thorough guide and covers every aspect of hypnobirthing for beginners thinking about having this type of birthing plan. It covered every topic I was thinking about and a lot more.

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Excellent

I wish I had the audiobook before I was born! It really takes away the fear of childbirth and gives you the firm confidence that it can / will walk nicely and without problems. It describes very well why there could be such a great fear of childbirth in our society (and makes one somewhat angry with the current hospital birth system).

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Highly recommend this audiobook.

The creator has given an easy to follow in depth understanding of how mindfulness and hypnotherapy can be adopted to achieve a natural pregnancy.

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Best audiobook

This audiobook is brilliant - I've listen a ton of baby/mother/birthing/pregnancy audiobooks and THIS is the best, by far. Sophie Fletcher writes easily and wonderfully, gives great explanations to everything, addresses the fears of pregnancy without making it scarier, preps you on what everything is going to be like, ultimately takes the unknown possibilities of pregnancy and makes them very comfortable and simple situations that you CAN get through in peace.

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  • Eddy
  • 01-08-20

Helpful to learn

The breathing techniques are very easy to remember and there is a different one for each part of labor (staying calm between contractions, the actual contraction, and the pushing phase). I love that contractions are called "waves" and the whole premise behind it is your breathing helps keep your body calm and the lack of tention allows your uterus to easily move the baby down. As recommended, I'm already practicing the breathing techniques to prep for labor and I am greatly looking forward to my labor this time around.

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  • Adeline
  • 01-08-20

Very good audiobook

This is an amazing audiobook. I've listen Hypnobirthing, Orgasmic Birth, the Bradley Method, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and a million blogs.

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  • Stewart
  • 31-07-20

Very good audiobook

Very good audiobook for anyone interested in hypnobirthing. The audiobook concentrates on the methods, without lenghty histological reviews, religious stuff or bashing of hospitals. There are full meditation scripts written there, that you can have your partner listen out loud or just listen for yourself and record it, so even without a cd it is very usefu

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  • VB
  • 04-10-21

Try a different book

This is incomprehensible. It sounds like a scientific journal being read by news reporter. Definitely not meant to be an audiobook. For what it’s worth, it also seemed to be targeted to people who are afraid of giving birth. If you’re not, then hearing about other people’s fears is kind of like going backward

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  • Ivana K
  • 28-07-21

It’s called ‘course’ but it’s not.

It’s just a generic talking about what hypnobirthing is that could have been told in 20 mins. I think it was a waste of time.

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  • sheena novick
  • 24-03-21

No information that’s useful

Don’t waste money or a credit on this one! I didn’t find anything useful it’s basically like a brochure.

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  • Kelbel
  • 13-10-20

didn't help with any real information

awful. no content until the last 45 minutes, and most of it was woo. waste of money.

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  • Karri
  • 02-08-20

Informative audiobook

A concise, easy to listen guide that is practical and informative. I've gone on to purchase the video course and am looking forward to preparing for birth using the techniques that so any women have found beneficial.

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  • Sobbu
  • 02-08-20

Recommend

Easy to follow, gave good in-depth explanations without using jargon or overwhelming language. Helpful techniques and practice strategies. Makes a calm and relaxed birth feel very realistic and achievable.

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  • Edwin
  • 02-08-20

Lovely audiobook,

Lovely audiobook, so easy to listen and follow. Along with hypnobirthing classes, guided relaxation and positive affirmations, this audiobook helped keep my positive mindset and contributed to a lovely birth experience