Childbirth should be one of the most joyful experiences in a woman's life. All too frequently it is one of the most fearful. In An Easier Childbirth, Gayle Peterson, a nationally recognized leader in the field of perinatal psychology, prepares the mother-to-be for the most positive experience possible utilizing a childbirth preparation method based on medical research that shows emotional factors to be important in a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
An Easier Childbirth begins with a personal "birth preparation inventory." It then addresses the mother's fears and concerns through exercises aimed at decreasing her anxiety and increasing her confidence and sense of well-being. Guided imagery, visualization, and journal writing help the mother-to-be learn ways of yielding comfortably and safely into the entire childbirth process. All women, whether first-time mothers or women who have given birth before, whether they desire a natural or a medicated delivery, will benefit from this proven program.
The FaithParent booklet, Now That You’re a Parent, is based on Dr. Peterson’s writings on finding your identity as a new parent and handling the joys and stresses of this new role.