Childbirth guru Dr Gowri Motha, who practises with Dr Yehudi Gordon - author of Birth and Beyond - shows women how her revolutionary method helps women carry the baby to full term, have less intervention in the birth, feel less pain in labour, and feel happy and in control.* The Gentle Birth method is a concise pregnancy programme combining diverse therapies such as 'creative healing' massage, a simple diet, self-hypnosis, reflexology and affirmation techniques* The method was created by Dr Gowri Motha as an alternative to conventional obstetric practise, when she became alarmed at the increasing number of women needing intervention during their births. It teaches expectant mothers how to train their bodies and minds in order to reduce or prevent complications during pregnancy and labour.* This book outlines the Method, with a month-by-month programme explaining how to rebalance the body and tailor it to the optimum condition for the birthing process. It includes guides to treating problems such as:- back pain- nausea- heartburn- fluid retention- stretch marks* The programme offers women a formal framework in which to prepare their bodies and so avoid facing a labour that is unnecessarily long, arduous and traumatic, with significantly lower uptakes of pain relief.
Dr Gowri Motha is one of the UK's most respected obstetricians, working in holistic practice alongside Dr Yehudi Gordon. She runs ante-natal and post-natal clinics at the prestigious St John's and Elizabeth clinic in London, where she has also delivered the babies of many celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Elle MacPherson, Stella McCartney, Kate Moss and Lady Helen Windsor. Dr Gowri is the author of the groundbreaking Gentle Birth Method.