You've Got This: Your Guide to Getting Comfortable with Labor (Hardcover)
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"You've Got This is an elegant and interactive resource for pregnant mamas and partners. I love the intuitive approach with easy-to-incorporate techniques suitable for all women and trusted supports.”
–Nichole Duran Mahnert, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona Phoenix Banner, University Medical Center Phoenix)
NO BIRTH EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
You’ve Got This is a simple, powerful childbirth toolkit, perfect for the birth partner, doula, and mama herself.
With more than 15 years as a doula and childbirth educator, Sara Lyon has distilled her wisdom into the 50 most effective techniques for comforting a woman in labor. This book throws away the precedents of both hyper jargonized manuals and antique superstitions, instead providing a holistic guide that is readable, customizable, and grounded in education. You’ve Got This teaches:
SUPPORT: Set the tone for labor.
MOVE: Explore useful props and positions.
MASSAGE: Experience pain reduction with touch and massage.
MIND: Impact your birth experience with the power of perception.
But don’t tuck this book into your hospital bag just yet! Practice the techniques ahead of time, using the exercises to prepare for the birthing process long before labor even begins. Learn to combine techniques to address multiple senses at the same time, and then personalize the book by picking your favorites. You’ve Got This offers detailed instructions, illustrations, birth stories, and practical advice to ensure readers’ most comfortable labor experiences possible.
“The helpful illustrations and text will also make this book a must have reference during labor...I am certain that this book will become an essential guide for anyone providing continuous support during the labor and birth process.”
–Katie Kivlighan, PhD, CNM (Assistant Professor College of Nursing, University of New Mexico)
About the Author
The founder of Glow Birth & Body, Sara Lyon brings her rich experience as a doula, childbirth educator, prenatal massage therapist, and mother to readers of You’ve Got This. An alumna of The University of Michigan and Australia’s Endeavour College of Natural Medicine, Sara’s career has focused on improving perinatal experiences and outcomes. Sara’s company, Glow Birth & Body, has served over 10,000 clients with pregnancy support since its founding in 2010. Glow’s award winning proprietary perinatal massage technique is available in Chicago, New York City and The Bay Area. Her publications, The Birth Deck and You’ve Got This, are extensions of Sara’s effort to bring effective birth support into more hands. Sara and her family split their time between bustling New York City and the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.Brittany Mash, the illustrator and graphic designer of You’ve Got This and The Birth Deck, usesher background in neuroscience and medical illustration to create helpful and informative imagery for expectant mothers and their birth partners. Brittany, her husband, and her son live in mid-Michigan, and enjoy spending their time traveling, hiking, and trying new coffee shops.
"You've Got This is an elegant and interactive resource for pregnant mamas and partners. I love the intuitive approach with easy-to-incorporate techniques suitable for all women and trusted supports. After two unmedicated births myself, I would have loved to have this book by my side. I highly recommend this book to all pregnant mamas, birth partners, obstetricians, and labor and delivery nurses. If some obstetricians and LD nurses read this, that would be so helpful for so many women!” —Nichole Duran Mahnert, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Arizona Phoenix Banner University Medical Center Phoenix
"As a doula and birth educator, it only took me a few months to recognize that the fear and insecurity people carry with them into the delivery room as complicating their labors. As a birth educator, I made custom flashcards for my clients that eventually turned into The Birth Deck: 50 Ways to Comfort Women in Labor and now into You've Got This: Your Birth Guide to Getting Comfortable with Labor. Everyone can help in the birth room, everyone can use their hands to support someone they love, the information just needs to be accessible." —Sara Lyon, First Time Parent Magazine
"The helpful illustrations and text...make this book a must have reference during labor...I am certain that this book will become an essential guide for anyone providing continuous support during the labor and birth process." —Katie Kivlighan, PhD, CNM Assistant Professor College of Nursing (University of New Mexico)