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The Hypnobirthing Book

An Inspirational Guide for a Calm, Confident, Natural Birth
Written by: Katharine Graves
Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
Price: CDN$ 26.81
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Publisher's Summary

Childbirth can be an empowering and positive experience that you treasure for the rest of your life. KG Hypnobirthing teaches simple and gentle techniques that have a profound effect on you and on your baby.KG Hypnobirthing can reduce the need for pain relief and shorten labor, and you are more likely to experience a natural, calm, comfortable birth. It actively involves the father or partner; you will both learn skills to instill confidence about the birth and your role as parents.

The Hypnobirthing Book and audio relaxations are a complete antenatal preparation which guides you to achieve the birth you want -- for you and for your baby.

©2012, 2014 Katharine Graves (P)2017 Katharine Graves

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The book is helpful but this audible version ...

The book its self has lots of interesting information but the audible version itself is organized in a weird an inefficient way.

The classes/exercises are merged with the information sections, so when you need to go back and do the daily training exercises they provide, your suck not only having to remember which chapter each exercise is found (no titles are provided with the chapters as well) but you also need to scroll to the precise location on the time bar to begin the exercise. It's really inefficient, considering how often you need to listen to the excercises to prepare.

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I purchased this when I was pregnant with my 3rd child after hearing about hypnobirthing and being intrigued. I listened to it and loved it. It brought forth really interesting facts and points and i truly believed that it helped me have an amazing birth. The nurses mentioned that they never see a woman as calm as I was when I arrived at the hospital 8 cm dilated. Definitely recommend. #audible1

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highly recommended

highly recommended to anyone trying to conceive, those already pregnant, those who are just interested in birth and obstetrics as well as to any midwives, doulas or doctors.

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  • Amber
  • 2018-08-08

Read differently

I would've preferred a woman reading the audio. The way I see it there's absolutely no way a man can comprehend what we women go through. However I did enjoy the book

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  • vik jf
  • 2018-11-26

A man is narrating, such a female needed voice!

Who is the geuniess that give a man this job??? it's so distracting when a man is explaining how to give birth and prepare your body for it!

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  • BubblySwirl
  • 2018-11-24

Jarring Narration

I dont know why the publishers thought it would be a good idea to have a man narrate this book. I found his voice to be jarring and abrupt. I think a soft, peaceful female voice would have been far more palatable. I also think the book took to long to get to the point. Too much fluff.

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  • GL
  • 2018-09-09

Why would you have a man narrate a birthing book?

Seriously, why? The last thing I want to hear is another old man telling me how to have a baby. It’s superficial, but it changes the experience of the book.

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  • Heather C
  • 2018-01-29

Extremely useful and full of information

This book is so fantastic! It gave me so much information that I wasn’t aware of and I know it will help with my delivery. Thanks for writing this!

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  • Ariella Howard
  • 2019-03-16

first time mom

I'm going to implement all steps given I have confidence this will work. very excited

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  • C. Lau
  • 2019-02-26

great read

great book. I liked the guided imagery parts the most. wished there was more of that. the author quotes lots of research and evidence for her claims which make her arguments credible and just make sense. it gave me a lot of confidence going into childbirth. highly recommend!

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  • Goldie
  • 2018-11-27

Informative and Helpful

This is the best childbirth education book I have read so far. Its packed with information without being overwhelming. It is written intelligently without being too wordy and while being understandable. Some programs Ive found to be and numbingly boring and repetitive but this one is to the point and gives you the information you need to have a well informed natural birth.

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  • Lília Finelli
  • 2018-09-05

I liked it, but it made me fall asleep lol

It's a really good technic and I intend to apply it, but the female voice made me sooo sleepy, it was hard to pay attention, kept going back

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-08-06

Very helpful

Listened to this prior to giving birth to my son and found it helped me relax when trying to fall asleep in the third trimester.