Birthing from Within

This is a book perfectly in tune with contemporary women's attitude towards birth; that it is a rite of passage, rather than a medical event.

Author: Pam England

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780285637870

Category: Childbirth

Page: 432

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"Giving birth is the pivotal moment of a woman's life but it is often treated as a medical procedure, and not as a rite of passage. Birthing from Within offers parents engaging and memorable ways for pregnant women, and their partners, to activate personal, social and spiritual resources that will guide them through labour and afterwards. Many birth classes teach from the 'outside', from the perspective of the professional. Yet, knowledge of anatomy and the stages of labour can often seem irrelevant in the intensity of contraction. The pregnant woman needs to know about labour and birth from her own perspective, she needs to be prepared for birthing from within. Pam England offers a method that allows a woman to fully understand her own strengths and resources. The self-discoveries made during pregnancy makes birth life-enhancing and empowers the future of the family. It is a multi-sensory and holistic approach that aims to make parents feel positively informed about what they are about to experience, confident about the birth of their child. Pain is an inevtiable part of childbirth but Birthing from Within provides resources for building pain-coping confidence in parents. It gives detailed instructions on dealing with normal labour pain and when the humane use of drugs may be called for."--Cover.

Our Birthing From Within

Children delight in reading about their own births and other family stories; they love looking at old family photos and are especially entertained by drawings made by their own parents.

Author: Pam England

Publisher: Birthing from Within Books

ISBN: 9780971910201

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 275

View: 407

Children delight in reading about their own births and other family stories; they love looking at old family photos and are especially entertained by drawings made by their own parents. That's why every parent will find the KEEPSAKE JOURNAL irresistable - 278 pages to instruct, inspire, and record your innermost thoughts and dreams. There are pages to journal what you are learning in your childbirth classes and highlights from your prenatal appointments. There is a section just for dads. There are pages that correspond to favorite exercises from the BIRTHING FROM WITHIN book, pages for drawing, and pages to record your birth story and postpartum anecdotes.

Transformed by Birth

This book embraces birth as a metamorphic experience—a rite of passage in which you are initiated by opening to the unbidden, embodying your own wisdom, and gaining freedom from limiting beliefs.

Author: Britta Bushnell

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1683644131

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 312

View: 124

"Britta, you are a master at what you do." —P!NK, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter As expecting parents, you’re bombarded with more information—and opinions—than ever about the “right” approach to pregnancy and childbirth. How do you navigate this ocean of information—not only to find the best practical solutions for you personally, but also to embrace this incredible opportunity for emotional and spiritual transformation that comes from bringing a child into this world? With Transformed by Birth, Dr. Britta Bushnell has created the transformative, intelligent, and empowering pregnancy and childbirth guide you’ve been waiting for. This book embraces birth as a metamorphic experience—a rite of passage in which you are initiated by opening to the unbidden, embodying your own wisdom, and gaining freedom from limiting beliefs. Our culture has inundated us with limiting ideals that prevent us from fully engaging in the journey of pregnancy and childbirth—including a need for control and certainty, vilification of pain, and reverence for technology and intellectual knowledge, among others. Dr. Bushnell helps you clear away unwanted beliefs and behaviors so you can open to the meaning and power of this uniquely life-changing experience. Here she offers daily practices, rituals, exercises, and more to help you cultivate resilience, power, and connection during this transformative time. Childbirth is more than just having a baby. Transformed by Birth invites you to discover childbirth as a transformational experience that alters your knowing of who you are and lasts long after pregnancy and birth are over.

Giving Birth

Offers an evocative and insightful look at the world of midwives and their role in childbirth, providing a thorough analysis and helpful advice on using a midwife as an alternative to physician-aided hospital delivery to bring one's child ...

Author: Catherine Taylor

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 325

View: 968

Offers an evocative and insightful look at the world of midwives and their role in childbirth, providing a thorough analysis and helpful advice on using a midwife as an alternative to physician-aided hospital delivery to bring one's child into the world. Original.

Birthing Freedom

Does it come naturally, or do they actually train for it? Is it all about luck, or is there something you could be doing now to help make this possibility a reality for you? This book tells the story of just one of those "lucky" women.

Author: Amanda Grace Harrison

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781520485935

Category:

Page:

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Ever Wonder How Some Women Have Such Ridiculously Easy Labor? You know the type: the super-relaxed, super-lucky women who practically sneeze their baby out. How do they do it? Does it come naturally, or do they actually train for it? Is it all about luck, or is there something you could be doing now to help make this possibility a reality for you? This book tells the story of just one of those -lucky- women. The truth is there are hundreds of tools, techniques, and resources that enable us to birth easily and painlessly. This isn't about the latest hypnosis technique or raising your pain tolerance; it's about how to step out of the pain management paradigm altogether, so you can experience something so much more profound than the absence of pain. It's about becoming the empowered and confident mother you want to be, now. As birthing women, we all have the same objective: to bring our babies into the world in the easiest, safest way possible. The personal story in this book will fill you with courage and hope and show you how that's possible. What if giving birth could be not only fun + easy, but also one of the most empowering moments of your life? That's exactly what this ordinary mom experienced, AFTER her first (typically horrible) childbirth. She'd seen videos and read stories about a very different kind of birth -- blissful, pain-free birth. But she had no idea how to experience that for herself. She thought she had tried everything -- she'd read every book by Ina May Gaskin, hired a midwife, planned a natural water birth, practiced the Hypnobirthing meditations daily, completed the Birthing from Within exercises, practiced prenatal yoga... but none of it had helped her achieve the peaceful, easy birth she'd hoped for. Pregnant with her second child and desperate not to repeat history, she embarked on a journey of discovery, spiritual exploration, and unprecedented personal growth. Come along with Amanda on the journey of a lifetime. Experience the struggles with her. Feel the pain, the exhaustion, the desperation. Learn from her mistakes, benefit from her discoveries, share in her triumphs, and find out everything you need to know to plan for your own blissful birth experience. Giving birth really can be one of the most fulfilling, pleasurable experiences of your entire life. Let Birthing Freedom show you the way.

Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal

This book will take you on a hunting expedition - a journey through your psyche, your mind, and the many experiences you have lived up until this moment.

Author: Nikki Shaheed

Publisher: Birthing from Within San Antonio

ISBN: 9781733409414

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

View: 224

Despite the amazing amount of knowledge, training, and learning materials available to pregnant people, parents frequently emerge from the birth experience feeling lost - like they were lacking a map to navigate the transformation, uncertainty, and soul opening that would accompany childbirth, as well as a map for processing and integrating their experience afterward. This book will take you on a hunting expedition - a journey through your psyche, your mind, and the many experiences you have lived up until this moment. It will help you access a deep well of knowledge that you couldn't find in a whole library full of books, and open doors to new ways of being and doing. It will help you navigate your birth experience, and come out the other side more emotionally intact, regardless of the specific events of your birth. Regardless of where or how you're hoping to give birth, this book will take you beyond the external noise, advice, stories, and dogma around childbirth to help you build a pain coping mindset, cultivate self-love, connect with your partner and community, engage in ritual and ceremony, find your voice, foster resilience, develop psychological flexibility, gain clarity on your internal and external resources, access inner wisdom, identify limiting beliefs, grow your Parent Archetype, and heal your mind and body after birth. Every parent deserves compassionate guidance and mentoring as they prepare to be initiated by birth. Your courage, efforts, and reflections in your journal will help you navigate the unknown and come through this rite of passage with resolve and self-compassion, no matter how your birth unfolds.

Birth in Awareness

Written by an experienced prenatal yoga teacher and doula, this book is a must have for all yoga teachers and women who are practicing yoga while pregnant. ¿ With over 100 hand drawn illustrations the book is filled with useful and ...

Author: Gabrielle Earls

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780648039303

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 172

View: 364

Birth in Awareness - A handbook of prenatal yoga is a detailed resource on how to practice and teach prenatal yoga. Written by an experienced prenatal yoga teacher and doula, this book is a must have for all yoga teachers and women who are practicing yoga while pregnant. ¿ With over 100 hand drawn illustrations the book is filled with useful and practical information. There are detailed chapters on women's and physiology, increasing our understanding of labour. Asana with descriptions that adjust for pregnancy. Specialised pranayama for pregnancy and birth. The Do's and Do not's of yoga through pregnancy and birth. Class sequencing ideas and exercise in the early postpartum stage.

Give Birth a Chance

. It starts with this book! Give Birth A Chance is like Birthing from Within meets The Matrix. It is a powerful guide to get yourself ready for an empowered birth experience whether you have had a c-section before or not. Read this book!

Author: Ilia Blandina

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683505204

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 810

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a VBAC! Do you have a deep desire to give vaginal birth after having had a c-section (VBAC)? If you know deep in your heart that our ancestors did quite well with natural birth and want to follow in their footsteps. . . . If you know this path is a sacred one and you want to make it happen, but you don’t know where to begin. . . . If you long for a vaginal birth. . . . It starts with this book! Give Birth A Chance is like Birthing from Within meets The Matrix. It is a powerful guide to get yourself ready for an empowered birth experience whether you have had a c-section before or not. Read this book!

Bailli re s Midwives Dictionary

Author: Denise Tiran

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited

ISBN:

Category: Midwifery

Page: 353

View: 445

Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary has been an invaluable educational and professional resource for generations of midwives and students. Now in its Ninth Edition, the Dictionary has been radically but sensitively revised to include well over 100 new terms and definitions, reflecting the vast array of changes and developments in midwifery training and practice. In addition to the illustrated definitions section, there are 18 Appendices, with new and expanded information on: Antenatal Investigations; Apgar Score; Postpartum Haemorrhage; P.V. Examination of Fetal Position; Social Security Benefits; and Useful Addresses.

Blessed Events

"--Lynn Davidman, Brown University "This book examines how women who give birth at home use religious discourse to make meaning of their birth experiences and to resist the views of the dominant society, especially the medical establishment ...

Author: Pamela E. Klassen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691087986

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 115

Blessed Events explores how women who give birth at home use religion to make sense of their births and in turn draw on their birthing experiences to bring meaning to their lives and families. Pamela Klassen introduces a surprisingly diverse group of women, in their own words, while also setting their birth stories within wider social, political, and economic contexts. In doing so, she emerges with a study that disrupts conventional views of both childbirth and religion by blurring assumed divisions between conservative and feminist women and by taking childbirth seriously as a religious act. Most American women who have a choice give birth in a hospital and request pain medication. Yet enough women choose and advocate unmedicated home birth--and do so for carefully articulated reasons, social resistance among them--to constitute a movement. Klassen investigates why women whose religious affiliations range from Old Order Amish to Reform Judaism to goddess-centered spirituality defy majority opinion, the medical establishment, and sometimes the law to have their babies at home. In considering their interpretations--including their critiques of the dominant medical model of childbirth and their views on labor pain--she examines the kinds of agency afforded to or denied women as they derive religious meanings from childbirth. Throughout, she identifies tensions and affinities between feminist and traditionalist appraisals of the symbolic meaning of birth and the power of women. What does home birth--a woman-centered movement working to return birth to women's control--mean in practice for women's gender and religious identities? Is this supreme valuing of procreation and motherhood constraining, or does it open up new realms of cultural and social power for women? By asking these questions while remaining cognizant of religion's significance, Blessed Events challenges both feminist and traditionalist accounts of childbearing while broadening our understanding of how religion is ''lived'' in contemporary America.

Birthing the Greatness Within

7 stages to birthing the greatness within: 1.

Author: Dr Bizness

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780989321105

Category:

Page: 124

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7 stages to birthing the greatness within: 1. Believe in your God-given gifts of greatness; 2. Change your mind-set; 3. Motivate yourself; 4. Be committed to your vision; 5. Sow resources into the lives of others; 6. Get past your past; 7. Control your thoughts and words God has placed you here and now for such a time as this. You have greatness inside of you, the world needs you! Life-Coaching, Encouragment


Birth Stories

Describes different approaches to childbirth and shares the varied experiences of mothers during labor

Author: Jane Dwinell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897892964

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 171

View: 581

Describes different approaches to childbirth and shares the varied experiences of mothers during labor

Mama Says Homebirth

A beautiful story about an inquisitive young girls as she learns about the legacy of homebirth within her family and the importance of a midwife.

Author: Miquilaue Young

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780578628493

Category:

Page:

View: 160

A beautiful story about an inquisitive young girls as she learns about the legacy of homebirth within her family and the importance of a midwife. Filled with beautiful, realistic illustrations and a poetic flow, it's a story to be enjoyed by all.

Ina May s Guide to Childbirth

In 1976, Gaskin wrote "Spiritual Midwifery, " the handbook for midwives.

Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091924154

Category: Midwifery

Page: 338

View: 486

Ina May Gaskin, America's leading midwife, shares her exceptional birthing wisdom in this intuitive guide to childbirth. By sharing a wealth of knowledge generated by three decades of experience she explains why the natural birthing process, when left to its own devices, can proceed so beautifully on its own. In this invaluable book Ina May teaches you: - What really happens during labour - How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting - Tips for maximising your chances of an unmedicated labour and birth - The risks of anaesthesia and caesareans - what your doctor doesn't necessarily tell you Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is an inspiring read and gives women the opportunity to take back the fear of childbirth by regaining confidence in their bodies. It tells you everything you need to know to have the best birth experience for you - whether in a hospital, birthing centre or the comfort of home.

Catching Babies

As a result, until now we knew little about the actual conditions of the midwife's education and practice. Catching Babies is the first study to examine the move to physician-attended birth within the context of a particular community.

Author: Charlotte G. Borst

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674102620

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 282

Childbirth is a quintessential family event that simultaneously holds great promise and runs the risk of danger. By the late nineteenth century, the birthing room had become a place where the goals of the new scientific professional could be demonstrated, but where traditional female knowledge was in conflict with the new ways. Here the choice of attendants and their practices defined gender, ethnicity, class, and the role of the professional. Using the methodology of social science theory, particularly quantitative statistical analysis and historical demography, Charlotte Borst examines the effect of gender, culture, and class on the transition to physician-attended childbirth. Earlier studies have focused on physician opposition to midwifery, devoting little attention to the training for and actual practice of midwifery. As a result, until now we knew little about the actual conditions of the midwife's education and practice. Catching Babies is the first study to examine the move to physician-attended birth within the context of a particular community. It focuses on four representative counties in Wisconsin to study both midwives and physicians within the context of their community. Borst finds that midwives were not pushed out of practice by elitist or misogynist obstetricians. Instead, their traditional, artisanal skills ceased to be valued by a society that had come to embrace the model of disinterested, professional science. The community that had previously hired midwives turned to physicians who shared ethnic and cultural values with the very midwives they replaced.

Birthing the Nation

By exploring peculiar episodes in the history of the reproductive body and the body politic, from stories of pregnant men to rumours that a midwife had foisted a 'suppositious' child on the nation as the Prince of Wales, this original ...

Author: Lisa Forman Cody

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199268649

Category: History

Page: 353

View: 369

Birthing the Nation analyses two intertwined narratives that shaped eighteenth-century British life: the development of the modern British state, and the emergence of the man-midwife as the pre-eminent authority over sex and childbirth. By exploring peculiar episodes in the history of the reproductive body and the body politic, from stories of pregnant men to rumours that a midwife had foisted a 'suppositious' child on the nation as the Prince of Wales, this original andprovocative work proposes how national, religious, ethnic, and gendered identities were experienced through and symbolized by birth and midwifery.

Manifest Sacred Birth

Thank you Ishtara for these tools to joyfully birth our beautiful baby girl!" Christa Rose, therapist "This is a beautiful and intuitive book exploring the spiritual approach to birth preparation.

Author: Ishtara Blue

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452581258

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 252

View: 183

Intuitive Birthing, a term coined by Ishtara, is not about right and wrong ways of birthing, but to help you access your intuition easily in order to birth how it is right for you to birth. By following the Manifest Sacred Birth Programme you can birth connected and tuned in to follow your unique body signals and intuition, so that your birth can be blissful and pain free. If you are in a sacred place, you hear your intuition easily so you can open your light womb up wide. When you cannot hear the inner voice, you act from a place of fear, you are scared. It is this fear which blocks the birth hormones from being released and prevents you from opening up your womb easily and without pain. The key intuitive birthing techniques which are an integral part of the 40-day programme include visualisation, mantra, meditation, ceremony and more, and are designed for regular practise from around week twenty of the pregnancy, but to familiarise yourself with from before that time, then to use during the actual birth itself. You can use the Intuitive Birthing techniques contained within this programme for many other birthing and pregnancy issues - resolve conception difficulties; release, heal and forgive past birth trauma; or use them to connect to your intuition as a parent. "Packed full of birthing visualisations, this is the ultimate book in Spiritual Birth. I followed the programme in 2011 and used it to deal with issues that arose during my meditations, and unexpectedly healed old wounds, as well as my relationship, then went onto have an even more beautiful and wonderful birth than the one I imagined and asked for! Thank you Ishtara for these tools to joyfully birth our beautiful baby girl!" Christa Rose, therapist "This is a beautiful and intuitive book exploring the spiritual approach to birth preparation. Connection with your baby is the primary focus of this gentle programme by Ishtara Blue, encouraging each mother to envision and create her ideal birth using visualisation and empowerment techniques, drawing wisdom from a variety of traditional and New Age sources." Claire Arnold, doula

Alternative Birth

RESISTANCE TO ALTERNATIVE BIRTH WITHIN THE HOSPITAL Creating the
setting for an alternative birth within the hospital is a long - term process . It
means changing the attitudes of caregivers and nurses . For example , when the
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Author: Carl Jones

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

View: 707

Discusses alternative birth methods such as waterbirth, midwifery care, birth at home, and birth in a childbearing center

Chronobiologia

... differences in litter size or weight seem not be a significant variable for the
timing of birth within individual females . ... of births occurring during darkness ,
the less - prevalent time of the photoperiod for birthing , were anomalous births
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Category: Chronobiology

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