Birthing Book Recommendations (Hippo Hynobirthing with Hannah)

There are many great and empowering books on hypnobirthing, positive births and empowering motherhood. 

One I really wanted to highlight in particular is “The Birth Path”, a brand new hypnobirthing book written by The Wise Hippo founder, Tamara Cianfini. It’s available to purchase online at most retailers, around the world, and most accessibly on Amazon. It shares a modern take on hypnobirthing through a four path hypnobirthing journey, which will guide any mum to-be towards a calmer and more confident pregnancy and birth experience. It’s a great book to read whilst waiting for your course to begin, or prior to booking. Plus, the best thing is if you message me your receipt, I’ll send you a freebie to go alongside the book too! 

The next is one by a lovely author who I have met, Milli Hill and also includes a snippet by a member of my research team. "Give Birth Like a Feminist". Blasting the feminist spotlight into the labour ward, Milli Hill encourages women everywhere to stand and deliver, insisting that birth is no longer left off the list in discussions about female power, control and agency. 

Another great book by the same author is "The Positive Birth Book". Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labour, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.

Siobhan Miller's "Hypnobirthing: Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better" was one of the first hypnobirthing books I read thanks to a likeminded colleague. Siobhan's advice and guidance will change your mindset and enable you to navigate your birth with practical tools that ensure you feel calm and in control throughout. By the time you finish this book you'll feel relaxed, capable and genuinely excited about giving birth.

Finally, from my favourite individual hypnobirthing instructor comes "Mindful Hypnobirthing". Reassuring, practical and based entirely on what works, Mindful Hypnobirthing is your essential guide to having a calm and confident birth experience. From an expert on the subject, hypnotherapist and experienced doula Sophie shares her secrets. 

Have you got any other books you would recommend for childbirth, hypnobirthing or preparing for parenthood in general? Leave them in the comment below!