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Simple strategies to reduce the pain, rekindle the joy, and recognize the power of giving birth!
"The Leclaire Method . . . provides women with exactly what they need to know to reclaim their inborn ability to birth normally, joyfully, and easily."
--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"Wonderful . . . the guide every expectant woman and her partner needs to experience the miracle of life."
--Susan Love, M.D., author of Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book
Better Birthing with Hypnosis presents the highly successful Leclaire Method--a Lamaze program for the twenty-first century that incorporates hypnosis to help you experience labor and childbirth calmly, joyously, and painlessly! Developed by Michelle Leclaire, a medical professional and mother, this holistic method draws on both modern science and ancient wisdom to present pregnancy as the glorious, instinctive event it should be.
Leclaire's systematic approach gives you back control over your mind and body during childbirth when you may feel it slipping away. Through techniques including self-hypnosis, meditation, massage, and visualization, you learn to ease childbirth jitters, improve bonding between you and your baby, and facilitate your baby's peaceful, painless entry into the world. In addition, the Leclaire Method can prevent unhealthy birth weight, ease the transition to breastfeeding, and create the healthiest possible environment for a new life!