Jackie Kietz is author of the new Pinter & Martin book “Let’s talk about preparing for your baby’s birth” which is an ‘antenatal course in a book’. In the book Jackie discusses labour and birth in the way that it would be covered at face-to-face birth preparation classes. From how to tell whether you’re really in labour, to choosing where and how to give birth and communicating your wishes to healthcare staff, the book is packed with essential information for new parents. As well as practical details, there are also 10 audios and suggestions for ways to relax using hypnobirthing and breathing techniques to help you think positively about your upcoming birth.
“Jackie Kietz’s contribution to maternity care planning in this book is a must read for expectant parents or those planning a pregnancy. The book guides parents through planning for a positive birth experience and educates them in how to get the best from maternity services.
The book can be read cover to cover or can be easily picked up and started from a particular section of interest. I particularly liked how the book is written to enable parents to navigate maternity services and gain the right information from healthcare practitioners to enable them to make informed decisions about their care regardless of their complexities. Jackie ensured she used evidence-based information throughout to inform the information she was providing to parents.
This book can be used by both parents to be and healthcare practitioners alike to enable them to inform parents in how to get the best from maternity care.” – Emma Spillane, Consultant Midwife & Breech Birth Specialist
As a useful reminder of what s covered in a course, or as a substitute if you don’t want to or can’t attend classes in person, this friendly, easy to follow and reassuring book is invaluable for anyone expecting a baby. This book is included in all hypnobirthing courses. It’s also available directly from the publishers Pinter & Martin, from Amazon.co.uk (print, Kindle and audio book), or with free worldwide delivery from The Book Depository or Wordery.
“Straightforward, practical and succinct – this book contains everything you need to know about labour and birth. With easy-to-read explanations about how birth works and what you and your birth partner can do to optimise this magnificent and powerful physiological process, it also addresses the ‘I’m not allowed’ narrative and equips you to make informed decisions about your maternity care. Being prepared is important, and knowledge is power! You don’t give birth every day, so why not make it the best day possible and read this book?” – Molly O’Brien, Optimal Birth
The book is included in all the different course options.