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Juju Sundin's Birth Skills
Juju Sundin's Birth Skills

Juju Sundin's Birth Skills

Proven Pain-Management Techniques for Your Labour and Birth


288 Pages, 8 1/2 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: September 2008

ISBN 9781741750973

Rights: US, CA, CN, KR & TW

Allen & Unwin (Sep 2008)

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Understand and embrace the pain—and stay in control during pregnancy

Explanations about the physiology of pain and what techniques can help ease it help pregnant women understand what bodies experience during labor and what can be done to actively manage the pain. With a combination of professional advice from a 30-year career in obstetric therapy and recommendations from a program-participant’s personal journey, this guidebook offers proven pain-management tips such as movement, breathing, vocalizing, and using stress balls and keywords. All types of birthing methods are described—including short and long labors, natural or epidural labors, and water births. This much-needed resource aids women to prepare for their biggest fear—the pain of labor—and shows them not only how to get through it, but also illustrates the empowerment of managing such pain.


"Juju is an extraordinary person who is passionate about her subject and gifted in her ability to educate and inspire confidence . . . this book will allow a much greater number of women to benefit from [her] experience and expertise." —Dr. Keith Hartman, OB-GYN

"I would recommend this book to all of our expectant members as it gives detailed, useful techniques for pain-management in all stages of labor and childbirth that could, in some cases, prevent an unnecessary cesarean birth or help a woman succeed in her VBAC plan." —

Author Biography

Juju Sundin is a physiotherapist who practices labor-pain management programs. She has been a principal trainer for the Childbirth Education Association and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. A past chairperson of the Australian Physiotherapy Association's Women's Health Group, she has been a regular contributor to a range of parenting and women's magazines. Sarah Murdoch is the patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the McDonald College Foundation for Performing Arts, ambassador of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia, and a board director of the Australian Ballet.