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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
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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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Good info - bad audio

The I formation was very good. my biggest complaint is choice of narrator. a male narrator for a book written by and for woman. Also I could not listen to the relaxation as the voice was very un-nerving and shrill. the opposite of what is required for relaxation.

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Decent intro to hypnobirthing

I would have liked more exercises to practice hypnobirthing. The ones included weren't easily accessible.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Siarhei Semashka
  • 2019-08-16

Didn’t hear much information about actual hypnobirthing

There was information about birthing process, a lot about KG course and its benefits, many mediations. Why give mediations inside the book, if I cannot download them and listen later when I need it.
Quite disappointed. I expected to learn breathing techniques and more about state of mind. But, as for me, there was very little info about that.

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  • 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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  • HappyGardener
  • 2020-01-02

Some helpful info

Narrated by a man- uh what?! Redundant. You’re better off reading Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth.

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  • Saree
  • 2019-06-25

Wonderful instructions, information, visualizations, and more

The visualizations were very effective. I will listen to this book at least two more times. It answered all of my questions and absolutely confirmed my desire to give birth in the most natural way possible. I know for sure I can do this and am saddened that so many woman won’t ever know this or do the research needed to undo the fear mainstream medicine has instilled in us that birth is the big scary and painful problem you must endure in order to get to the next step...

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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!