Adventures in Natural Childbirth

Tales from Women on the Joys, Fears, Pleasures, and Pains of Giving Birth Naturally


Author: Janet Schwegel

Publisher: Marlowe & Company

ISBN: 9781569243688

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 312

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Over the last few years, more and more women have been resisting the allure of ?labor-free” elective C-sections in favor of the benefits of natural childbirth. Not only is it widely considered the best and safest way to deliver a child, natural childbirth empowers women by reinforcing their belief in themselves and their abilities. In Adventures in Natural Childbirth, editor Janet Schwegel taps into this growing movement with a fascinating collection of personal, engaging, and revealing stories from thirty-nine women on their journey through pregnancy, labor, and natural childbirth. These women's tales capture the full range of emotions and physical sensations natural childbirth can evoke?from calm to fear, from elation to pain, and everything in between?and give readers a true sense of the joys and the hardships involved. Divided into sections by caregiver (midwife, doula, physician, or unattended) and complete with essays from practitioners on their roles in natural birth and how they help women achieve their goals, Adventures in Natural Childbirth is essential reading for any woman who is considering?or is simply curious about?giving birth naturally.

Natural Childbirth The Swiss Way

The New Program for a more comfortable pregnancy and easier childbirth


Author: Esther Marilus

Publisher: Esther Marilus

ISBN: 0136100554

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 207

View: 3811

What's the Swiss way? A program developed by Swiss obstetricians and gymnastic teachers, which recommends a combination of breathing, physical exercise, and relaxation techniques for an easier pregnancy and delivery. Not pain free but pain controlled, with special consideration for troublesome areas--feet, back, varicose veins plus more. Also advice for fathers, postpartum exercises, and other relevant information,

Exercises for true natural childbirth


Author: Rhondda Evans Hartman

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 139

View: 4747

A nonmedical, practical sequence of prenatal, parturient, and postnatal exercises, appropriate for women with normal, uncomplicated pregnancies and full-term, natural deliveries

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Natural Childbirth


Author: Deborah S. Romaine,Jennifer L. West, L.M, C.P.M, H.B.C.E.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101140593

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 7187

Thoughtful planning so mom and her supporters are ready when the baby is! A midwife helps expecting mothers decide how natural they want their labor to be, what birthing methods are available, and the type of professional they want present. It helps women weigh factors, prepare mentally, make important decisions, and plan ahead for successful delivery and beyond. ?Only book covering the spectrum of natural birthing methods, and has a medical authority's vetting ?Expert author is a certified professional midwife and certified hypno-birthing childbirth educator ?Covers all aspects of natural birthing, from planning before women become pregnant through breastfeeding

Husband-Coached Childbirth

The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth


Author: Robert A. Bradley, M.D.

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 055338516X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 360

View: 647

A revised and updated guide to the Bradley Method of natural childbirth utilizes the teamwork approach to help fathers work with mothers to provide a joyful birthing experience that eliminates drugs, shortens labor, lessens complications, and promotes healthy newborns with a blend of prenatal exercise, nutrition, and psychological preparation. Original. 27,500 first printing.

Childbirth Without Fear


Author: Grantly Dick-Read

Publisher: Pollinger in Print

ISBN: 190566513X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 600

View: 3543

Groundbreaking classic of natural childbirth, which started the revolution still going on today. Useful reading for women, pregnant women, mothers, midwives, obstetricians.

Un-Natural Childbirth

The Truth about Childbirth as Told by a Labor and Delivery Nurse


Author: Annabelle Smith

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480931012

Category: Medical

Page: 46

View: 9837

Un-Natural Childbirth by Annabelle Smith Having worked most of her nursing career in Labor and Delivery, author Annabelle Smith can assure you it is either the happiest or most tragic place on earth to work. After relating some of the amusing things her patients, or mostly her patients’ family members, would say or do, she realized others would appreciate the humor, too! Enjoy this humorous tale of a life of a Labor and Delivery nurse.

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way

Revised Edition


Author: Susan McCutcheon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735220263

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 9956

The classic guide to an unmedicated childbirth, fully revised for the twenty-first century—with updated information and attractive new illustrations and photos throughout. For women birthing vaginally, 90% of Bradley births are drug-free! The Bradley Method®, used and praised by women for almost seventy years, prepares you for drug and surgery-free childbirth and puts you in control by providing the tools to navigate evidence-based care. Certified childbirth educator Susan McCutcheon, one of Dr. Bradley’s first students, now makes this natural approach to childbirth more accessible than ever. You will learn: • Exercises and nutrition to get your body ready for birthing • To defuse fear by understanding all aspects of laboring • How to involve your partner as a birth coach and a fully engaged participant • What’s driving the induction epidemic and how to avoid an unnecessary induction • What’s driving the cesarean surgery epidemic and how to reduce your risk • How to get the information you need to make informed decisions about your birth “The Bradley Method’s simple objective, through relaxation, breathing, and visualization, is a birth free of the interventions frequently offered to women in the different stages of childbirth: fetal monitors, drug-induced labor, anesthesia, episiotomy, and Caesarean section. (Its) other defining feature, the husband’s active participation in the delivery, is critical to this overall goal of an intervention-free birth.”—Mothering

Giving Birth Together

The Modern Parents Home Program of Natural Childbirth Exercises: With Case Histories, Illustrations, and More Than 50 Photographs


Author: Ingrid Mitchell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Childbirth

Page: 143

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