KGHypnobirthing Audio Book
Now available on Audible
The bestselling The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves, is now available to download as an audio book. This 2021 edition has been fully revised and extended and includes 15 relaxation scripts and downloadable relaxations.
The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves, is the definitive guide to childbirth from the Home of Hypnobirthing. This 2021 edition has been extensively revised and extended to educate and empower parents to achieve a calm and confident birth. Includes “The Ultimate Birth Relaxation” for you to download.
The book’s calm and confident advice – rooted in Katharine’s many years of practical experience as a doula and teacher – describes what happens to your body during pregnancy and childbirth, empowering you to listen to your body to help you to achieve a calm and confident birth.
The Hypnobirthing Book explains the vital role of the birth partner and covers all types of birth situation. When you follow the proven logical and evidence based KGHypnobirthing techniques, you will have all the tools you need to release any fears you have about labour and to enjoy your baby’s birth.
- 14 unique relaxation scripts to help prepare you for a calm and confident birth
- Audio download of The Ultimate Birth Relaxation to accompany the book so it’s easy to make practice and relaxation part of your daily routine
- Tips and techniques for overcoming previous birth trauma and other challenges to help you to achieve the birth you want – for you and your baby
‘The thing about KGHypnobirthing is that it works,’ - a KGHypnobirthing father
"I'm writing to tell you that I downloaded your book on Audible and have really been enjoying listening to it. It has done a terrific job of setting my mind at ease and confirming me in my original desire for a completely natural and unmedicated birth in the calm, relaxed, and in-control state throughout this miraculous, normal process.......I'd also like to again ensure that I've given enough credit where it is due and state that I feel your book is extremely well written and logical and has been very helpful, for which I am extremely grateful. Thank you for writing this book!"
1. Why KG Hypnobirthing?
KGHypnobirthing is the original UK Hypnobirthing provider. We are constantly evolving to keep up-to-date with the latest evidence and research, and is now taught all around the world.
The Hypnobirthing Book, by Katharine Graves is designed to accompany the KGH Parents' course and is the ideal introduction to KGHypnobirthing. Please read the FAQ 'Do I need to do a course?' below.
Katharine Graves has personally taught over 3,000 couples, as well as thousands who have purchased her online course. Katharine has also taught many teachers around the world, including midwives, who teach the KGH method.
A KGH course will give you the knowledge to understand all your options in pregnancy and labour as well us understand the implications of the choices you make in your journey towards the birth of your baby. You will be giving the tools and relaxation techniques needed for a successful KGH birth, we give you the information you need to navigate the system in which you find yourself to achieve the best outcome for you and your baby.
2. Do I still need to do a course?
We do recommend a full KGH course in addition to listening to the audio edition of The Hypnobirthing Book. The book is a great introduction to KGH and many people have achieved a wonderful birth experience by practising the techniques in the book and listening to the daily relaxations. Many people would benefit even more from attending the full KGH 12 hour antenatal training programme as well, where the information you find in the book will be augmented by the teacher’s experience, and you will receive personal attention and support at the class and throughout your pregnancy.
"I thought it would be fine to just use the book as I am quite dedicated about doing my homework. What I could not have done though is get the buy in from my hubby. The course really did that for him, and the guidance we got from our teacher was amazing, especially when I came up against some querky questions"
3. How much is the audio book and where can I buy it?
Is the book available in other formats?
The Hypnobirthing Book is also available in a variety of other formats which can be found here.
4. What will I learn using this book?
- How your mind and body work together and how to use this effectively to your advantage during birth
- Breathing exercises
- Deep relaxations and visualisations
- Fear release to build confidence
- Simple instructions for comforting massage
- The birth partner and their role as your powerful protector and support
- How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency and comfort
- Knowledge and practical information about pregnancy and birth that you are unlikely to be told anywhere else
- How ‘the system’ that you find yourself in works, and how to work with it to achieve the best result for you and your baby
- Ongoing practice to be followed at home
|Learn about the five Cs of KGH:|
|Confidence||When you feel confident, you relax and work with your body in the way nature intended.|
|Control||With the knowledge you have, you are enabled to take control of how you give birth.|
|Choice||When you feel in control, the choices you make are the best choices for you and for your baby.|
|Calm||When you feel calm throughout the birth you are relaxed and your mind and body work together in harmony.|
|Comfort||The result is that your body works efficiently and comfortably. A KG Hypnobirthing birth can be the most wonderful and empowering experience of your life.|
5. History of hypnobirthing?
“Hypnobirthing is soundly based on established medical knowledge.” - Midwife
In 1957, after two years of study by eminent neurologists and psychoanalysts, the BMA issued a statement that ‘hypnosis is an effective method of relieving pain in childbirth’ and proposed that all doctors should train in hypnotherapy.
The seeds of the natural birth movement were first sown with the work of eminent obstetrician Dr.Grantly Dick-Read. After witnessing a homebirth in the slums of the London Docks in 1913 where the mother refused any pain relief and then proceeded to give birth quickly and with no pain, Grantly Dick-Read was truly amazed.
The mother’s comment after giving birth when he asked why she refused the pain relief was “It didn’t hurt. It wasn’t meant to, was it, Doctor?” This experience was defining, and after a career of working on the battle field in the first world war and subsequently in hospitals as an obstetrician he theorized that fear was the overriding cause that led to the pain in childbirth. At the end of his career he wrote the book “Childbirth Without Fear”. He hypothesized that when you are fearful, you tense up and the natural birth process is inhibited and becomes longer and consequently more painful.
Over the years his theories have been fully vindicated with research into how hormones work during childbirth. His principles have been further developed by a number of natural birth practitioners with hypnobirthing being the most notable and widely practised. Today KGHypnobirthing is known by every midwife in the UK and many have trained in KGH, including professors of midwifery and NHS heads of midwifery. Obstetricians are also beginning to understand the significance of the work we do and are coming to be trained too. KGHypnbirthing is practised internationally and rapidly spreading throughout the world.
6. Where can I find out more about a KGHypnobirthing Course?
We offer KGHypnobirthing courses throughout the UK and in a number of other locations around the world.
Katharine herself teaches in London and also virtually, via Zoom most months. She also has an online Parents Course which allows yu to learn in your earn time and comfort of your own home.
you can also find details of her accredited teachers found here.