Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method (with CD) - 3rd Edition

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  • Author: Mongan, Marie
  • Publisher: Health Communication International
  • ISBN: 9780757302664
  • Format: Paperback/CD
  • number of pages: 302
  • publication year: 2005

The official book to the new Lamaze - putting women back in control of the greatest event of her life. Childbirth is not supposed to be a terrible, painful experience, so why is it such a traumatic event for so many women? And why do more than 40% of births now end in caesarean section, the highest percentage in history? The answer is simple: because our culture teaches women to fear birth, it is a painful and unsettling experience. Fear causes three physical reactions in the body-tightening of the muscles, reduced blood flow, and the release of certain hormones-which increase the pain and discomfort of childbirth. This is not hocus-pocus this is science. Hypnobirthing drastically reduces the pain of labor and childbirth. It almost always eliminates the need for drugs. It reduces the need for caesarian or other doctor-controlled birth interventions. And it speeds recovery time, allowing for better and earlier bonding with the baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond. Although The Hypnobirthing Institute was founded in 1989, this is not a new technique. It is based on the work of doctors in the 1920s and 1930s-the same work that spawned the worldwide phenomenon of Lamaze in the 1950s and the Bradley Method in the 1970s.  Keywords: Birth