Presenting a new and inspiring approach to all aspects of childbearing, this richly illustrated, practical book shows women how to prepare for pregnancy and childbirth using the Alexander Technique.
It shows how, by achieving an overall improvement in balance and movement, the mother’s experience can be transformed, with countless benefits to her own health and the baby’s development. As well as explaining how many of the health problems associated with pregnancy can be traced back to faulty body use, the authors show how the Technique can be used to achieve a more natural birth, reducing the need for medical intervention.
The authors also provide advice on how to nurture your child’s development.
About the Authors
Foreword by Sinead Cusack and Jeremy Irons
Why the Alexander Technique?
Preparation for Birth
A Brief History of Childbirth
What is the Alexander Technique?
Learning the Alexander Technique
Pregnancy and Birth
Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy
Body Use in Everyday Life during Pregnancy
Practical Work in Early Pregnancy
Movements from Lying Down
Movements from Kneeling on All Fours
Back-to-back with a Partner<
Movements from Monkey and Lunge
Whispered and Vocalized 'Ah'
Pelvic Floor Exercises and Massage
Preparing for Labour
The First Stage
Using Water in Labour
The Third Stage
You and Your Baby
Looking After Yourself
Your Baby's Development
Our Children's Potential: Alexander's Insights
How We Go Wrong
The Great Education Debate
Alexander's Insights into Education and What it could Be
What You Can Do
|Author/Editor||Ilana Machover, Jonathan Drake, Angela Drake|
|Subtitle||A guide to better pregnancy, natural birth and parenthood|
|Binding. Pages. Year.||Paperback. 204 pages. 2006.|
|Size||34 x 156 mm.|
The Alexander Technique Birth Book
- Brand: Mouritz
- Product Code: MAH993PE3
- Availability: In Stock