Birthing Better with The Pink Kit Method® Revised and Updated edition 2011 Winner of the READERS CHOICE AWARD for THE BEST PREGNANCY PRODUCT 2012
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(Jan 01, 2011)
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Your Pink Kit Package Includes
1 DVD ... Eight sections on preparing your pregnant body to become a birthing body
Map your pelvis
The Hip Lift
The Sacral Tilt
The Sit Bone Spread
The Pelvic Clock
2 Audio CDs
1) The Internal Work Audio CD ... starts at 32 weeks
Learn the essential skill that prevents birth trauma to your birth canal.
2) Birth Journey Audio CD
Practice positive breathing through the 5 Phases of contractions
1 eBook on CD with 40 PDF booklets in 8 topics
Where You'll Birth
Type of Birth
Preparation for birth
Progression in birth
Pain and Tension
Breath, Communication and Touch
Birthing Better with The Pink Kit Method® is produced by a New Zealand charitable Trust. All proceeds return to the charitable activities.
Top Customer Reviews
Some people feel a bit overwhelmed by all the information, but think of the preparation you would do to run a marathon, or drive a race-car. Labor is a huge endeavor, and having a few skills in your back pocket in case of need feels good going into it. I have found that even when couples do only a little practice, it seems to make a difference. Learning skills means taking responsibility for your own body and your own baby and your own birth, and for most of us, that is a good thing, resulting in a feeling of empowerment and lasting joy. No one can predict what will happen in any one birth, but being prepared for various possibilities is a smart way to go.
Honestly, the author is more interested in telling you how important the pink kit is than in telling you what you need to know. Easily 1/3 of the words here are dedicated to describing in imprecise language how important the pink kit is. Its almost like they are trying to brainwash you.
Common Knowledge Trust: Its relatively easy to write a 600 page book on birthing better, its far harder (BUT far more valuable) to get that information down into a digestible length. Thats what I should be paying you for, competent delivery of information...alas you're no good at it. You've made plenty of money on this since 1991, pay someone who knows the material to re-write it. Please do your future customers this favor.
Clear and concise writing would make this a no-brainer to buy, but I can only recommend that you find someone who has done it and pay them double to give you the cliff's notes presentation over a couple of hours. I would give that 10 stars.
I would recommend buying this as soon as possible before due date so that you can learn all of the skills and learn about your body and pelvis.
You can learn how to relax in your pelvis, to make the contractions more productive and to achieve a quicker labor.
I think it's a must for everyone, especially for those attempting to have a natural birth. It helped me manage my labor.
Your birth experience will be positive no matter the outcome, if you apply the skills.
Overall, I think it's a bit overpriced for what it is... but I'm finding there are very few "natural" childbirth tutorial dvds out there, so there wasn't much choice. If you can get past the visuals, it can definitely be helpful, but I wouldn't purchase alone. I would definitely do l&d classes with a doula/midwife in addition.
That is my second complaint about this kit -- the redundancy. It seems like every time they they start a new section, they start by telling you how good the Pink Kit is and how much you need their skills. There is so much fluff! On the booklet at least I can skim over the parts that they've already told me about 100 times, but in the CDs you have to wait for them to finish their speech.
I do think that the content of this kit is decent. There is some wisdom in what they have to offer, which is why I continued with the whole thing. But I'm not convinced it's any better than taking a local class that instructs on a child birthing method, such as Bradley.
Their language seems to be a bit shaming at times, almost implying that it's your fault if you don't cope with labor well, that you should have just prepared better and practiced more.
Unfortunately the instructions that they give on how to implement some of these skills are lacking. They try to tell you how to manipulate certain parts of the body and certain positions to use, but the instructions here are ironically brief, considering how lengthy they are in describing the importance of using their skills.
In summary, while I do think it's important to prepare for birth, I would not recommend this as the tool to do it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This method helped me achieve a non medicated Vbac birth. I recommend it to anyone having a baby. My husband and I misplaced the last one we purchased so we are going to buy it... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bkpreble
I think the skills laid out in this are crucial to know for a good birth experience! I used it with my first and was amazed at how smoothly labor and delivery went. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very expensive, these materials can be found on the web. Nothing new under the sun hear. Very outdated video, old taping. The people are from a different generation. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Patricia Minietta
This set has amazing info and I wish I could get to that info quicker than having to go through all the tediousness of the presentation of it. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Treenz
It was really outdated, and I didn't have the patience to watch all of it. Especially when I also bought Laugh and learn about childbirth, and watched that one first.Published on April 25, 2013 by Anne Lerfors
-VERY helpful internal exercises to help prepare the vagina for delivery.
-good breathing exercises to practice, so you can focus better when the pain is coming on... Read more
I can't say enough good things about this method of approaching birth. I didn't know about it with my first son who is four but used it with my last son who is 16 months and it was... Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by Whitney