Embracing a natural birth through HypnoBirthing allows parents to take control of the most important event of their lives, and build a stronger connection with their pre-born baby as a conscious little person they can interact with, even before birth. Marie Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. It is the fear of pain, a fear that keeps the body tense and closed during birth, which must be released to allow the experience of a gentle birth. HypnoBirthing helps to shorten birthing and recovery time, allows better and earlier bonding with the baby, which means that babies sleep better and feed more easily in their first weeks. REVISED AND UPDATED TO INCLUDE An in-depth understanding of how the birthing body works Natures Perfect Birth Plan why we innately know how to birth without intervention Why medicalised labor hurts more and why it doesnt have to when done naturally Learning how to birth instinctively How to transition from the afterglow of birth with post-natal care Using the HypnoBirthing exercises - positive thinking, visualisation, breathing and physical preparation - will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy and the confidence, trust and life-affirming nature of your birth can be life-changing for your new family.