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The Positive Birth Book

A New Approach to Pregnancy, Birth and the Early Weeks
Narrated by: Milli Hill
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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Work out what kind of birth you really want and learn how to maximize your chances of getting it, in this refreshing, warm, and witty guide to pregnancy, birth, and the early weeks. 

Packed with vital and cutting-edge information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan to your choices and rights in the birth room; from optimal cord clamping to seeding the microbiome; from the inside track on breastfeeding to woman-centered cesarean, The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth, regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in a hospital, birth center, at home, or by elective cesarean. 

Find out how the environment you give birth in, your mind-set, and your expectations can influence the kind of birth you have and be inspired by the voices of real women who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like. 

Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth and brimming with everything you need to know about labor, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-listen book for women of the 21st century.

The audiobook is narrated by Milli Hill.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Pinter & Martin Ltd (P)2019 Pinter & Martin Ltd

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Very supportive and informative

was recommended this book by many and can see why! really helped me understand the importance of a birth plan and explained one is actually about (it's not the affirmations, picking correct scented candles, or inspirational music!). so open and covers all options. great reassuring book to support you in the preparation for labour however or wherever you plan to birth

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  • 23-08-2020

Great Book

This book was so inspiring and helpful. It definitely keeps one in a positive mindset when it comes to birth and labor. The reader also spoke very clear and had good animation in her voice when needed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-2020

Favorite birth book

I highly recommend. As a doula gah I just love this book I think it’s an amazing book for all women no matter their birth goals.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-2019

Must have for any type of birth!

This is a great book for preparing for any birth. I was skeptical but kept hearing great things about it so I went ahead and bought it. Absolutely no regrets. This book will help you work together as a team to have the best birth outcome possible, no matter if it’s a home birth, birthing center or hospital. You need to work together with whoever will be by your side and Milli walks you step by step to think about what your ideal birth looks like.

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  • 11-03-2020

One of the best books on pregnancy & birth

It's trailblazing. There are a couple of famous books which every expecting mother (and her family perhaps...) has to read for a clear and empowering, and true view - this is one of them. With this book Milli can plant the seed of the belief that the mother is the most responsible person of her child's birth in every woman, no matter which birth setting she feels safe and confident in. You simply must have this book if you want to give birth.

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  • Diana M.
  • 16-10-2020

Best pregnancy book!

This book is such a blessing! Thank you, Milli Hill. Every pregnant woman should read/listen to it. I love how honest, real, unbiased and positive (!) it is. It talks about all the possible options and scenarios during birth, and most importantly, it is very reassuring and empowering. I will listen to it again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-2020

fantastic!!

informative and real. at 6 months pregnant this was exactly the advice and information I needed to hear to prepare me as a first time mum to be.

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  • LH89.
  • 09-10-2020

Amazing, must read for every new mum!

This book made me feel Empowered and less anxious about having a baby! It’s full of help information about the stuff you NEED to know! Milli shares positive attitudes of many interviewed women and evidence based information throughout whilst also using humour - An excellent balance. It is personal and calming, I would say a must read for any new mum! I’ll probably actually re-read it when I have the next baby! 🙂

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  • Mozorella
  • 26-09-2020

fantastic pregnancy read,

Not only crammed with all the stuff you NEED to know, but funny too. I learnt so much in a down to earth. Milli uses evidence to present her findings making the book feels balanced and too airy fairy or anti NHS.

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  • Sam
  • 20-07-2020

The fear has settled

At 24 weeks I was starting to get nervous about the birth of my little one until I found this book. Milli Hills book has given me the tools I need to prepare for a positive birth just how I want it to be. I feel empowered and focused on what is to come and although the fear hasn’t completely gone I know I’ll be able to control it and own it when my little girl decides to make her way into the world. A must read for expectant mums and dads alike!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-2020

Must read

whole book really great, had to listen at 0.85 speed! we feel empowered and informed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-04-2020

So good I listened twice!

Absolutely loved this book. Packed full of useful info and presented in a balanced way with a focus on evidence based care for women having their babies. A must have for any new Mum to be. So good I listened twice before my due date!

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  • Danielle Bedding
  • 21-03-2020

Thought provoking and insightful for ANY woman!

An absolute game changer for any woman who is pregnant, planning pregnancy or who has had an unhelpful or disappointing birth experience. It made so much sense looking back, why my 1st birth wasn't very enjoyable. Wish I'd read this before! This book and Milli's latest book - Give Birth Like a Feminist - have felt like therapy to me. The only 2 birth preparation books a woman needs to read. Just brilliant!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-2020

Empowering

As a first time mum to be I found this book extremely informative and empowering!