• The Alexander Technique Birth Book

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.


Content

About the Authors
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Sinead Cusack and Jeremy Irons
Introduction

Chapter 1
Why the Alexander Technique?
Preparation for Birth
A Brief History of Childbirth
What is the Alexander Technique?
Learning the Alexander Technique
Pregnancy and Birth

Chapter 2
Early Pregnancy
Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy
Body Use in Everyday Life during Pregnancy
Practical Work in Early Pregnancy

Chapter 3
Later Pregnancy
Movements from Lying Down
Movements from Kneeling on All Fours
Back-to-back with a Partner<
Movements from Monkey and Lunge
Squatting
Resting
Whispered and Vocalized 'Ah'
Pelvic Floor Exercises and Massage
Preparing for Labour

Chapter 4
Giving Birth
The First Stage
Using Water in Labour
Transition
The Third Stage
Karoline's Story
 

Chapter 5
You and Your Baby
Looking After Yourself
Your Baby's Development

Chapter 6
Our Children's Potential: Alexander's Insights

How We Go Wrong
The Great Education Debate
Early Childhood
Adolescence
Alexander's Insights into Education and What it could Be
What You Can Do


Book Specifications
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.
ISBN 954352254
Size 34 x 156 mm.

The Alexander Technique Birth Book

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