Birth Skills Class: Practical Techniques and Tools for Your Labour and Birth

Birth Skills Class: Practical Techniques and Tools for Your Labour and Birth

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By (author) Juju Sundin, By (author) Sarah Murdoch

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  • Publisher: Arena
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 218mm x 23mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: St Leonards, NSW
  • ISBN 10: 1741750970
  • ISBN 13: 9781741750973
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 2,653

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Even after reading countless pregnancy books I still didn't understand what my labour would be like. All I really knew was it would be painful and scary. Then my obstetrician suggested I take Juju Sundin's birth skills classes. Juju gave me the knowledge to understand my body during labour and taught me about the physiology of pain and how to use her techniques to deal with it. - Sarah Murdoch If you're like most women, you'll go into labour with little knowledge of exactly what your body is doing and why, and how you can actively manage the pain and stay in control while helping your body do what it's designed to. That's where Birth Skills Class comes in, a step-by-step guide packed with information plus easy-to-learn, proven pain management skills. In Birth Skills Class, obstetric physiotherapist Juju Sundin shares the techniques she has pioneered over her 30-year career, while Sarah Murdoch takes you on a personal journey of her own labour and birth, describing how she learned the skills in the class then applied them on the big day. Whether it's your first baby or lucky last, you will learn: * how your body works in labour and why * how to turn fear into positive action so you stay in control * how to use movement, breathing, vocalisation, visualisation, keywords and other handy techniques * what to wear, what to take, and what questions to ask * how your partner can help, and working as a team * other women's experiences using Juju's techniques. Birth is all about the bigger picture -- educating and empowering yourself, giving it a try, doing it your way, and a healthy mother and baby. - Juju Sundin

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Author information

Juju Sundin is a physiotherapist who practices labor-pain management programs. She has been a principal trainer for the Childbirth Education Association and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. A past chairperson of the Australian Physiotherapy Association's Women's Health Group, she has been a regular contributor to a range of parenting and women's magazines. Sarah Murdoch is the patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the McDonald College Foundation for Performing Arts, ambassador of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia, and a board director of the Australian Ballet.

Customer reviews

By Jasmin Streimer 07 Dec 2011 5

This book comes highly recommended.
It is amust read for expectant Mums. It gives a detailed of guide on what to expect when giving birth as well as skills to make it a meaningful experience.