Birth Skills

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As an experienced antenatal teacher, I love this book. I constantly talk about the benefits of developing and using movement, positions and breathing in pregnancy and in labour.

This book is about learning skills to have greater control during labour, so you know different ways to be comfortable, to stay calm and to allow your labour to flow.


It is full of information about:






Practical preparation and skills for birth

Physiology of Birth



It’s about knowledge and there’s a lot of information in the book, which could seem overwhelming and like it is a lot to remember but read through it and take from it what appeals to you.

Don’t forget to also find some good antenatal classes and/or a doula to talk through and practise your birth skills.

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Janine Rudin | Birth & Baby

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As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and parent support - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, different voices and links to the best products and services for families.