You will turn to this book again and again. In this easy-to-read and understand guide to birthing, Marie Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to childbirth and offers, at last, the answer to eliminating the anguish of labor. This book, the textbook for HypnoBirthing classes, will guide you through the philosophy and techniques of normal, gentle birthing. You and your partner will learn to use self-hypnosis, guided imagery and special breathing techniques that can help to bring about a shorter, easier, and more joyful birthing, free of harmful drugs for you and your baby. You and your baby will birth in a more comfortable manner. You will be awake, alert, and fully in control.