Give Birth Without Fear: Practical Tools for a Confident Birth (Paperback)
Your body has the innate ability to give birth, a knowledge that has evolved through thousands of years of evolution.
Despite modern Western maternity care being the best in the world, many working within it agree that fear of childbirth amongst women is rising. This fear can influence the birthing process in a negative way.
Something fundamental has been lost as our medical and technical expertise has improved. And women are losing out as a result.
Susanna Heli, an experienced birth expert, physiotherapist and doula, shares her most effective tools to help you avoid stress and fear during labour and birth.
Focusing on the essential principles of Breathing, Relaxation, The Voice and The Mind she steers you towards feelings of trust and safety, which are key to unlocking your birthing physiology. With fear no longer the focus, your energy is restored; by accessing this power you'll be able to give birth to your baby. She also offers practical advice and hands-on training for birthing partners.
Susanna's compassionate approach will help you whether you give birth vaginally, by assisted birth or by caesarean section, whether you have chosen pain relief or not, and can help you to navigate even the most complicated birth, in hospital or at home. Above all, she seeks to empower women.
Susanna Heli is a mother of two with over twenty years experience supporting women and their partners during birth. She is a leading proponent of the Birth Without Fear Method, and is dedicated to providing emotionally safe births for all women.