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The Calm Birth Method: The Practical Guide for Modern Mamas to Create a Calm, Positive Hypnobirth

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The Calm Birth Method is the book for modern mamas-to-be looking to create a calm and positive birth experience. Offering a direct and no-nonsense approach to birth preparation, this book is designed to give mothers, fathers, birth partners and everyone involved, confidence in the birth process. Hypnobirthing expert Suzy Ashworth explores the physiology and psychology of t

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Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by Hay House UK
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Emily Horvath
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
After reading a couple birth books this is my favorite. It focuses on empowering you for any type of birth and experience that might come your way and this was a breath of fresh air after other books. It focuses on how there isn't one right way and that you can remain centered and calm no matter what journey your birth takes. ...more
Ali Pearson
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have not given birth yet and although I was unsure about the whole hypnobirthing thing and some parts do not sound like something I will do. It has allowed me to come up with some of my own ideas to keep me calm during the process. I also liked that there was no judgement made about how you have to do birth a certain way as everyone is different.

In a couple of months I will be able to see if this book helped me get through the birthing journey.
Sabrina
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Calm Birth Method is based on the Monslay method. The Calm Birth Method is a newly developed method (whilst the Monslay technique has been around for over 25 years). The Calm Birth method discusses the importance of visualization and being as relaxed as possible. It discusses that births can be enjoyable and that the media portrays a negative image of what births are like. The method uses techniques such as focusing on your breath. The author also suggests to write your ideal birth scenario ...more
Shannon Monroe
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed this book insofar as it introduced and provided some practical guidance for hypnobirthing. However, I was put off by the book's (and author's) constant reinforcement of brand. The technique of Hypnobirthing, or the Mongan Method, was exclusively referred to as "The Calm Birth Method" or "TCBM," the author's own brand and company. Every interview with a mother who had used the method was pulled from those mothers who had used "TCBM" and had a positive experience, and therefore a positiv ...more
seffron holroyd
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
A little conflicted.

I am not sure how to feel about this book. It seems a little airy fairy, but I am willing to give the exercises and suggestions a shot and see for myself. It did give me some comfort and confidence for some reason that I am not feeling scared of the labor process, even though I have been through it five times and know what to expect.
The breathing exercises are a bit hard to do though when you have the normal pregnancy stuffy nose though.
I loved the birth stories in the book .
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Jaclyn Zelke
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book! I guess I can’t give a full review until baby is in the world, but this book made me feel super empowered and prepared for my birthing journey! Some parts of the book I know are not for me, but the parts that are are were wonderful! I actually have noticed I’ve been using many of the breathing exercises already just for stressful situations! I also loved that it has a website to download all the tools mentioned in the book!
Lisa Petronio
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would classify this as more strategic than tactical in its nature, but it’s very much aligned with the mindset that I want to have approaching birth. I appreciated that it seems to be written (in my opinion) with the idea that these breathing techniques can be used in a spectrum of birthing experiences, especially if the unexpected occurs.
Angela Molik
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
After reading another book on hypnobirthing and taking a class with my husband, I read The Calm Book Method during the third trimester of my first pregnancy to help prepare mentally for giving birth. It’s simple and deeply practical, and I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in an empowered birthing experience.
Allison
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full of encouraging stories and tips for keeping yourself calm during labor. Highly recommend for expecting moms, even if you aren't going for a hypno birth. This book teaches you how to remove the panic the labor can bring. ...more
Rachel Summers
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great tool for preparing for labor and delivery.
LinaMaria Corrigan
I feel ready now
Rachael Reid
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it really really good book reading it for the second time now so many helpful tips in a totally un bias way :)
Melanie
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Great book for preparing for labor and delivery. I used some of these techniques in births of my first 3 children and it’s a good refresher as I prepare for my next baby.
Jennifer
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved that all Birth stories are good Birth stories in here! I was inspired to take in person classes after reading this and had a Calm (& easy) natural birth!! Highly recommend!
Kristine
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great natural birthing book I would recommend to any mom wanting a natural birth experience.
Genna
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book made me feel much more comfortable with the whole birthing experience in general. The breathing techniques also helped me deal with the anxiety I was experiencing throughout my pregnancy
Rachel Routon
Jan 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Some useful reminders and tips for labor.
Jonas Stephan Johnson
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good day all is well please this is i faith a great book through a nativity a person live the life thanks so much god bless proper have it good.
Allana Diaz
Great intro to hypnobirthing - definitely helped me find my way but not the end all and be all. A lot of branding that turned me off, too.
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