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Dreambirth: Imagery for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor, and Bonding

Dreambirth: Imagery for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor, and Bonding


By (author) Catherine Shainberg

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  • Publisher: SOUNDS TRUE INC
  • Format: CD-Audio | 4 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 142mm x 15mm | 45g
  • Publication date: 7 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Louisville, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1622031156
  • ISBN 13: 9781622031153
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 579,241

Product description

Many guides to pregnancy and childbirth focus on what's going on in a mother's body-yet it is our thoughts, dreams, and imagination that can have the greatest impact on our experience of childbirth, teaches Dr. Catherine Shainberg. Dr. Shainberg's DreamBirth is a powerful method for using imagery to access the vast creative intelligence that all expecting mothers possess. With the DreamBirth audio program, she presents four CDs of imagery exercises as a companion to her new DreamBirth book-a comprehensive toolbox for both parents and birth professionals. With more than 90 individual practices for each stage of childbirth, Dr. Shainberg helps mothers effectively focus on: . Conception-guidance and exercises for easing anxiety, harmonizing with your partner, and making your body and spirit ready to welcome a new life . Pregnancy-imagery for each trimester to reduce physical discomfort and morning sickness, rehearse for birth, and tune into the needs of your body and your baby . Labor-preparations to let you minimize the need for medication, choose the right professional care, and consciously monitor each step of the birth . Bonding-feeling into your newborn's needs and your own, nursing and emotional connection, and sharing the dream of your child's extraordinary life "Women and men are life creators," teaches Dr. Shainberg. "DreamBirth reconnects us with the boundless knowledge that nature has given to us for this purpose." With DreamBirth, this pioneering clinician brings forth groundbreaking techniques, developed in her 35 years of practice, to amplify and optimally use our innate creative power to affect our bodies positively. With these new imaginal methods, it is possible to transform our hopes into reality-into the birth of our dreams.

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Author information

Catherine Shainberg, PhD, is the founder of the School of Images and has over 40 years of experience in adapting traditional practices into a modern medical context. She is the author of Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming, and teaches live workshops internationally. Dr. Shainberg has a private practice in New York City. For more, visit

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"The creative imagery expertise and medical background of School of Images founder Shainberg (Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming) joins with the wisdom of seven compassionate birth professionals in this practical, comprehensive guidebook that offers 161 targeted visualizations to address almost every situation likely to arise during pregnancy and childbirth.Shainberg comes across as a caring and trustworthy guide, offering the reins to the mother to consciously direct her experience during labor and delivery. Exercises focused on communicating with the unborn child, for both parents, will help families feel bonded well before the birth...Shainberg gives the birthing woman comfort and control as she accesses her own wisdom." -"Publisher's Weekly ""DreamBirth is a gift to the parents of the future and a much-needed medicine to transform our current birth culture from fear to freedom. A most beautiful and useful book!" -Christiane Northrup, MD, OB/GYN Author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause "An exceptional resource for nourishing the inner life of mother and baby, building the warm loving connection that will enhance labor and birth and make mothering easy and pleasurable." -Sarah J. Buckley, MD Author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering "DreamBirth is just what has been missing from the Pregnancy and Birth section of bookstores. In DreamBirth, Shainberg paints glorious pictures, from conception to the first smile, enabling each woman to call upon her inner guidance and yield to the powerful force of nature, letting her baby descend, turn, emerge, and attach in the way that every baby can, without the interference of fear. Shainberg's easy-to-follow meditations are the perfect preparation for parents and an incredible sourcebook for practitioners." -Barbara Harper, RN of Waterbirth International Author of Gentle Birth Choices "Full of sound advice and practic