EXTRA READING AND RESEARCH
Hypnobirthing Australia™ parents know that “knowledge is power”. That is why we do our research prior to birth, to ensure that we are informed and able to make good, considered decisions (should the need arise). 😉
This list of extra reading and research is a long one; however remember, you don’t need to go through it all at once.
We recommend that you bookmark this page and keep coming back and continuing your research as you prepare for a positive and empowered birth.
Enjoy your extra reading and research!
Acupressure for Pregnancy & Birth
‘Acupressure for Labour Booklet’ by Debra Betts (free download)
Hormones and Physiology of Childbirth
Your Hormones are Your Helpers by Dr Sarah Buckley
Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing by Dr Sarah Buckley (this is a very comprehensive report)
Refer to the Sample Birth Preferences in your Hypnobirthing Australia™ Folio of Resources
Birthing Preferences (They’re not new-age nonsense! The importance of writing yours down and protecting your medical rights.)
Belly Mapping to identify your baby’s position
What is Optimal Fetal Positioning?
Rebozo technique & Slow Dancing
Breech/Posterior Positioned Baby
Big Babies / Size of Pelvis
Pelvises I Have Known and Loved – by Gloria Lemay
Induction of Labour
Induction of Labour (This is a longer article – but it is excellent – please read it again just before your birth)
Alternative ways to check ‘dilation’ (including the purple line)
Cord Clamping Information
Common Interventions during Birth
Artificial Rupture of Membranes – AKA Breaking the Waters
Monitoring Baby During Labour
Research Article – Electronic Fetal Monitoring EFM – a very thought provoking article
Positions for Labour & Birth
The Evidence on Birthing Positions – How Could Upright Positions Benefit Labour & Birth
Breathing / Bearing Down / Pushing
Surge Breathing technique video (watch this again as you near your birthing time)
Pushing for First Time Mums (podcast – great whether you are a first time mother or not!)
Additional Recommended Reading and Research
Epidurals – Dr Sarah Buckley – Evidence based information about the effects for mother and baby
Paracetamol Use in Labour – Could it possibly prolong labour?
Perineal Massage – Can it help reduce tearing?
Group B Strep – What does the evidence say?
Gestational Diabetes – Beyond the Label
Birthing the Placenta
Third Stage of Labour – Dr Sarah Buckley – Great information regarding cord clamping and placenta delivery
Birth of the Placenta – Dr Rachel Reed – Very comprehensive – read it to the end!
The miracle of skin-to-skin – have tissues ready for this one (refer: Loving Touch & Mom’s Intuition: Kate Ogg & Jamie’s Story)
Looking for More Inspiration?
Birth Stories (there are HUNDREDS of inspiring birth stories ready to read on our Hypnobirthing Australia website!)
Hypnobirthing Australia™ YouTube Channel (please open a new browser window and copy and paste the link below into the address bar):