KGHypnobirthing Audio Book
Now available on Audible
The Amazon best seller, The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves is now available to buy through Audible. The book includes a relaxation audio.
An inspirational guide for a calm, confident and more comfortable birth, incorporating the principles of mindfulness and active birth. Childbirth can be an empowering and positive experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life. The Hypnobirthing Book and relaxation audio teach simple and gentle techniques that have a profound effect on you and your baby.
This wonderful work has transformed the birth experience of thousands of women and given their babies a positive start in life, with the effective audio relaxation giving a positive pregnancy and helping transform your birth experiences.
Listen to details about the book below:
A sample of the audio book is available below:
There are a number of KGHypnobirthing Relaxations which are including in this audio book. Below is the Magic Carpet relaxation:
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 course and is the ideal introduction to HypnoBirthing. Please read the FAQ 'Do I need to do a course?' below.
Katharine Graves has personally taught HypnoBirthing to over 2,000 couples, probably more than anyone else in the UK, and all KG Hypnobirthing teachers are knowledgeable and highly trained to support you in hypnobirthing.
KGHypnobirthing equips you with the HypnoBirthing information, but uniquely also gives you the knowledge to understand your options and the implications of the choices you make in your journey through pregnancy and birth. As well as teaching you the techniques you need for a successful HypnoBirth, 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?
The Hypnobirthing audio book is a great introduction to hypnobirthing.
Many people do ask if this is sufficient or they should do a full course with a KGH teacher as well. We do recommend a full course as this The Hypnobirthing Audio Book is a great introduction to hypnobirthing 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 KGHypnoBirthing 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 HypnoBirthing:|
|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 KG Hypnobirthing is known by every midwife in the UK and many have trained in KG Hypnobirthing, 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. KG Hypnbirthing is practised internationally and rapidly spreading throughout the world.
6. Where can I find out more about a KGHypnobirthing Course?
Katharine herself teaches in London and details of her accredited teachers can be found here.