- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Allen & Unwin; 1 edition (September 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1741750970
- ISBN-13: 978-1741750973
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Juju Sundin's Birth Skills: Proven Pain-Management Techniques for Your Labour and Birth Paperback – September 1, 2008
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About the Author
Juju Sundin is a physiotherapist who practices labor-pain management programs. She has been a principal trainer for the Childbirth Education Association and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. A past chairperson of the Australian Physiotherapy Association's Women's Health Group, she has been a regular contributor to a range of parenting and women's magazines. Sarah Murdoch is the patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the McDonald College Foundation for Performing Arts, ambassador of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia, and a board director of the Australian Ballet.
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Top Customer Reviews
After having an epidural with my first baby, I wanted to try a non medicated delivery with my second. It was hard to tell what I was doing when I had the epidural (although I was so thankful for it at the time), and I felt it stalled my labor enough to the point where I needed to have pitocin (not fun). I found this book so helpful because it taught me how to manage my pain through a variety of methods. I took any opportunity I could to practice these techniques in the weeks leading up to delivery. If I had a leg cramp, I tried to breathe through it. If I stubbed my toe, I tried to focus on another part of my body that didn't hurt. It got me in the right mind-set to be able to manage my pain and not completely give in to it when I finally did go into labor. Did it still hurt? Yes. But what I learned in this book kept me from being overwhelmed by the pain and gave me the confidence to deliver without any pain medication.
Some reviews focus on the repetitiveness of the text, but I found this to be beneficial (though a bit tiring to read at points) because it stuck with me long after I had finished reading the book. Obviously, it won't work for everyone, but out of all the birthing books that I have read, this one stuck with me the most. As a bonus, my husband secretly read it without telling me until later and was a true champ during my labor because he understood what I was trying to do. I'd recommend having your support person read it as well.
The book really resonated for me because I'm a naturally active and healthy person. I'm positive that my body can do it. I feel that I'm too cynical to try the hypnobirthing techniques, affirmations etc as the physical aspect makes a lot more sense to me.
Like others have mentioned, I'd love if Juju could produce a DVD to supplement the techniques.