Thank you to Karen Powles, Lactation Consultant and Antenatal Tutor for the recent review in the MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 26:1 2016. You can subscribe to the MIDIRS Journal here.
The Hypnobirthing Book
Graves K, Marlborough: Katharine Publishing, 2012. 205 pages. £10.17. ISBN 9780957144507
Katharine’s well-written book is a pleasure to read. Her enthusiasm and championing of ‘natural birth’ shines out through these pages.
The book sends out a positive message as a midwife, mother and grandmother of what is achievable in life.
From the pregnant mother’s perspective, it gives her tremendous insight and strengthens the fact that she does have a CHOICE.
That she may birth her baby in whatever arena she feels comfortable with.
It prepares her for the best possible birth that she could wish for.
The book then takes one through the different stages of pregnancy and how to prepare for every eventuality that may arise.
A very important factor, that is sometimes overlooked, but not in this book, is the role of the father. The ‘Dad factor’ has not been forgotten. It shows fathers how they can be part of this amazing journey and what role they may assume whilst their partner is pregnant, in labour and beyond.