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#1 caitlin90

Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

Hi ladies,

Can anyone tell me the name of the hypnobirth and calmbirth books and who the author is? Unfortunately won't be able to afford the classes with the impeding birth of my little darling.

Many Thanks!

#2 Red nut

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

Hypnobirthing, the Mongan Method by Marie Mongan

#3 cat5245

Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

Hi

I have the calmbirth book and cd's if you would like to purchase them from me. I tried to send you a message but it wouldn't go through, sorry.

#4 Natttmumm

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

You cant buy the calmbirth books without the course (i think). maybe check ebay - I paid 40 after doing the course.

Active Birth - cant recall the author until i get home later is a book they suggest reading

#5 CallMeFeral

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

Active Birth is probably the Juju Sundin one, but that's pretty different from calm/hypno.

#6 caitlin90

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE (cat5245 @ 03/12/2012, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi

I have the calmbirth book and cd's if you would like to purchase them from me. I tried to send you a message but it wouldn't go through, sorry.



Hi,

I would be very interested in buying your calmbirth book and cd. I tried to pm you but it wouldn't work. What is your email address??

#7 TinyTeddys

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas is good!

#8 TinyTeddys

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas is good!

#9 PurpleNess

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE (Red nut @ 29/11/2012, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hypnobirthing, the Mongan Method by Marie Mongan


This - it also comes with a relaxation CD which was just fantastic in helping me prepare for my Hypnobirth.

OH FYI I did a course with a private practitioner in my home with DH & it was the best $$ we ever spent.

Edited by PurpleNess, 05 December 2012 - 03:45 PM.


#10 WithSprinkles

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

There are also some short videos on YouTube you can watch (obviously they don't go into great detail but cover a few of the techniques you can use).
I didn't end up doing the course either (due to cost) but still had the natural birth experience that I wanted by using some of the techniques I had seen on the YouTube clips (and spending time in the shower in the latter stages! I found being in an upright position and the water to be helpful for me).

#11 dogsneaker

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

Hypnobirthing, the Mongan Method by Marie Mongan comes highly recommended!!
I have two copies.

Just wanted to add

Active Birth/ Ju Ju Sundin's techniques are very very different. Dont confuse the two.

#12 LittleC

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

Just wanted to bump this thread to ask if anyone knows if there's a difference between the American Calm Birth and the Australian Calm Birth practices. I live in a remote area and there's no way I'd be able to afford the course+accomodation and have someone babysit for me. I can purchase the American Calm Birth Books but the Australian book seems to only be available if you attend the course.

#13 Natttmumm

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

I've done the calm birth course and read all the material and listened to the CDs. Try get a copy of the book and CDs. But also get a copy of the birth skills book with Sarah Murdoch.
It all goes really well together. I found after the calm birth course and book etc I still felt a bit unsure about how it was all going to fit together. After reading birth skills I feel much more confident.
Birth skills was recommended to me by the calm birth teacher so it does go together

#14 LittleC

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE (Natttmumm @ 29/01/2013, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've done the calm birth course and read all the material and listened to the CDs. Try get a copy of the book and CDs. But also get a copy of the birth skills book with Sarah Murdoch.
It all goes really well together. I found after the calm birth course and book etc I still felt a bit unsure about how it was all going to fit together. After reading birth skills I feel much more confident.
Birth skills was recommended to me by the calm birth teacher so it does go together



Thanks Natttmumm,

I tihnk it's going to be quite hard to get hold of the Calm Birth (Australian) Book, if the American version teaches the same things in it, I'll grab a copy. I'll definitely look into Sarah Murdoch's Book. original.gif

ETA: I've just found two books by Sarah Murdoch:

"Birth Skills: Proven Pain-Management Techniques For Your Labour And Birth"

and

"Birth Skills Class: Practical Techniques And Tools For Your Labour And Birth"

Which did you read?

Edited by LittleC, 29 January 2013 - 03:50 PM.


#15 Natttmumm

Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

OP I read the First one you listed. I didn't realise there was more than one.
Maybe someone else can let us know the difference.
Calm birth - is mainly about breathing and visualising and seeing labour not as painful!
The book I read is mainly giving you techniques to get through each contraction.
I also read active birth which others have mentioned and thought it was good too but I still prefer the combination of calm birth and the birth skills book although there are some contradictory points.

#16 jantb78

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:12 PM

I attended the calm birth course and bought the book. I think that it is not sold separately intentionally. The course really helps explain the calm birth philosophy and part of the experience is being in that positive environment with others.

However, if you cannot attend the course, I think you will gain a lot from looking at the calm birth website. In particular, the birth stories are really inspirational.

I think surrounding yourself with as much positive energy as possible is great - don't listen to any bad birth stories and try to really focus on creating a positive birth experience.



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