Many women are fearful of birth, having been influenced by TV shows and films presenting labour as painful and alarming. However, birth does not have to be this way. The Mindful Hypnobirthing Method will show you how to reduce pain, feel calm and enjoy the most extraordinary experience of your life
If there was just one book you were going to read during your pregnancy and preparation for birth let it be ‘Mindful Hypnobirthing’ by Sophie Fletcher. Written by a woman who is an experienced doula, a qualified hypnotherapist and a mother herself it gives you all the practical information to get ready for empowered and stress-free birth. Step by step the book shows you how to set your mind for the positive experience of giving birth using mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques; and how to balance your mind and body for the more empowered approach to pregnancy and birth. From the first pages you feel relaxed and assured, and after you finish the book your whole outlook on the pregnancy and childbirth will be changed.
If you think childbearing is hard on your body and mind, or if you fear you cannot handle the pain, then after reading it you will feel as being pregnant is the most natural thing in the world and instead of anxiety you will feel excited about welcoming your baby to the world. It worked for me!
I read it after having given birth, but it definitely helped me to see all process of child bearing in a different light and if I was to have another child in future I would surely try the techniques recommended by Sophie Fletcher. And for now I’ll give the book to my sister-in-law who is expecting a baby. I’m sure she’ll enjoy it as much as I did!