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Birth Skills : Proven Pain-management Techniques for Your Labour and Birth

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

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The most anticipated part of pregnancy is giving birth; yet most pregnancy books devote only a chapter or two to this miraculous event and the physical discomfort that accompanies it. Uniquely, "Birth Skills" concentrates solely on helping you, and your partner, manage the pain of childbirth - from the first contraction, throughout the labour to the actual birth itself. Written by leading obstetric physiotherapist Juju Sundin, with Sarah Murdoch providing a mother's point of view, this wonderful book tells you exactly how your body works in labour and clearly explains how you can use movement, breathing, vocalisation, visualisation and many other easy-to-follow techniques to alleviate pain. Juju and Sarah's sound advice makes "Birth Skills" an invaluable guide for all expectant parents.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 24mm | 299.37g
  • 03 Jun 2008
  • Ebury Publishing
  • VERMILION
  • London
  • English
  • 0091922143
  • 9780091922146
  • 372

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Author Information

Juju Sundin, a practising physiotherapist for 35 years, conducts labour pain management programs for pregnant women. She is a regular contributor to a range of parenting and women's magazines and has been Chairperson of the Australian Physiotherapy Association's Women's Health Group. She lives in Sydney. Sarah Murdoch has enjoyed a successful global modelling and acting career; she is Juju's best known client and a devotee of her methods. Sarah serves as the Patron on the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Customer reviews

Great book

this is one great book. You can also learn empowering birth skills at home from www.hypnobirthinghub.comshow more
by clara bruni

Great resource!

I loved this book! While not for everyone I found this book informative and empowering, and to me, it therefore did what it set out to do. If you would like to give yourself and your partner some options to deal with labour pain without drugs or simply to delay drugs then this book will give you several techniques to allow you to do that. You may or may not use them when it comes time to deliver your baby, but having options gives you power and having power gives you back some control!show more
by Carley Haynes

Practical and confidence inspiring

I felt empowered and prepared going into labour after reading this book.show more
by Raewyn Clark

Great read

Great book to get ideas on how to manage your labour. Use one or all of her techniques. Until this book, I didn't know how to manage or get my head around the labour.show more
by Kym Cooper