The most anticipated part of pregnancy is giving birth; yet most pregnancy books devote only a chapter or two to this miraculous event and the physical discomfort that accompanies it. Uniquely, Birth Skills concentrates solely on helping you, and your partner, manage the pain of childbirth - from the first contraction, throughout the labour to the actual birth itself.
Written by leading obstetric physiotherapist Juju Sundin, with Sarah Murdoch providing a mother's point of view, this wonderful book tells you exactly how your body works in labour and clearly explains how you can use movement, breathing, vocalisation, visualisation and many other easy-to-follow techniques to alleviate pain.
Juju and Sarah's sound advice makes Birth Skills an invaluable guide for all expectant parents.
Juju Sundin, a practising physiotherapist for 35 years, conducts labour pain management programs for pregnant women. She is a regular contributor to a range of parenting and women's magazines and has been Chairperson of the Australian Physiotherapy Association's Women's Health Group. She lives in Sydney.
Sarah Murdoch has enjoyed a successful global modelling and acting career; she is Juju's best known client and a devotee of her methods. Sarah serves as the Patron on the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation.