The Yoga Birth Method

The Yoga Birth Method

A Step-by-step Guide for Natural Childbirth

Book - 2013
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Plan a childbirth that's calm, natural, and self-empowered with The Yoga Birth Method. Applying the wisdom of yoga throughout the stages of pregnancy and labor, author Dorothy Guerra presents an eight-step pathway for connecting with your mind, body, and spirit from start to finish.

This easy-to-use guide will help you prepare for a positive and joyful childbirth. Learn how to manage pain, eliminate anxiety, and encourage labor progression with breathing and meditation techniques, affirmations, and yoga poses. Couples choose an intention that becomes a focal point for embracing a calm state of mind throughout the physical and emotional challenges of labor. You'll also find guidance in drafting a birth plan, labor-support techniques for birth partners, helpful illustrations, information on medical intervention, and a "go-to" chapter with detailed advice on all stages of labor to use when the big day arrives.

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"A beautiful mind-body-spirit approach to birth!"--Penny Simkin, PT, author of The Birth Partner

Publisher: Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, 2013
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780738736655
0738736651
Call Number: 618.45 G9373y
Characteristics: viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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amrita2
Jan 10, 2020

This book is a great reference to the breathing techniques and yoga poses that are safe and recommended to use during pregnancy. I observed a lot of books / techniques (like the calm birth method) use Yoga practices and breathing techniques, but do not credit them to Yoga. I recommend reading this book at the start of third trimester or at least once during any pregnant woman's journey.

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