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Healthy Pregnancy & Childbirth
The narration in this audiobook inspires confidence in the body and gratitude for it, while promoting relaxation and feelings of safety, protection and support. It also reframes symptoms such as nausea and fatigue; and sets the stage for labor and delivery by enhancing the sense of connection with the baby within and with all the caring, protective, well-wishing ancestors who have come before.
The guided imagery for preparing for childbirth offers breathing techniques for labor, providing tools of suggestion for easing discomfort, focusing the breath and working with contractions. It generates increased trust in the body's inherent wisdom and awe for the miraculous process of giving birth. It's a natural, holistic, mind-body tool for anyone anticipating a pregnancy or expecting a baby, to help with the discomforts, anxieties and unwanted symptoms that can accompany this incomparable life experience.
Each chapter for pregnancy and childbirth has an accompanying set of positive affirmations, which provide briefer versions of the same empowering, reassuring images and ideas - especially suitable for those who prefer a shorter format to listen to while on the go, or even while driving. Repeated listening once or twice a day for 2-3 weeks ensures maximum impact.
Written and narrated by guided imagery and holistic health expert Belleruth Naparstek and scored to the exquisitely soothing music of Steven Mark Kohn, this popular audiobook was produced by the Cleveland Orchestra's impeccable sound engineer, Bruce Gigax.
This is a popular word-of-mouth favorite among expectant mothers and couples, and so heartily recommended by OBGYNs, obstetrical and delivery room nurses, childbirth educators, midwives and dulas nationwide.
This audiobook for pregnancy and childbirth is recommended for both mothers- and fathers-to-be, with the suggestion to sometimes listen together. Not generally recommended for those who have previously experienced a traumatic loss in pregnancy or childbirth, but sometimes helpful for those wishing to become pregnant.