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Author Targett, Gabrielle E, 1969-

Title A labour of love : a guide to natural childbirth without fear / Gabrielle Targett
Published South Fremantle, W.A. : Gabrielle Targett, 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  618.450994 Tar/Lol  AVAILABLE
Description 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Series New Items
Contents In the beginning : where my journey began -- The journey begins : my own birth stories -- How does a woman prepare for a positive birth experience? -- The big picture : an overview -- Planning for the big day : it is never too early to plan ahead! -- A special birthing issue : siblings at a birth, is it really suitable? -- The importance of being physically fit -- Some special pregnancy issues -- Understanding the power of pregnancy and labour hormones -- What women need to be aware of when choosing to use an opiate pain relief -- Avoiding the fear-tension-pain syndrome -- Understanding your uterus -- Changing the birthing room to suit your needs and progress your labour -- So what are the benefits of having a natural childbirth? -- Natural pain relief methods -- HypnoBirthing : what is it? -- Choosing and educating your birth support people -- Choosing the right care provider for you -- EDD : estimated date of delivery, give or take two weeks -- The inevitable birth-day has come at last, so what do you do when labour starts? -- Established labour means you are really on your labour journey -- The perineum : how to stretch it, look after it and avoid an episiotomy or tear -- The arrival of your cherub -- Breastfeeding : the nectar from the gods -- Birth stories -- Estelle's epilogue -- Recommended reading
Summary The author has fovused on pregnancy exercise and deep guided meditation - Hypnobirthing. She also shows what is possible in any birthing situation, home, hospital or birthing centre
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 261-262
Subject Active childbirth -- Australia.
Childbirth at home -- Australia.
Family Reading Centre
Doulas -- Australia.
Natural childbirth -- Australia.
ISBN 0975781804