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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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Published: 4th March 2003
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What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.

Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation's leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.

Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes: Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play

What really happens during labor
Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable
Episiotomy--is it really necessary?
Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs
Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth
How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression
The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor
doesn't necessarily tell you
The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers
How to create a safe, comfortable environment for
birth in any setting, including a hospital
And much more

Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women's faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.

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    5.0

    Every pregnant woman should read this

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        Every pregnant woman should read this book

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        5.0

        A must read for any expectant mother

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          This is a book for any woman, of chidbearing age, or her support network. Birth is a natural process, not a medical complication. Ina may not only shows her passion for a woman's right to birth how she wants. But solid medical fact, to back up her theories.

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          4.0

          An empowering read!

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          Really informative and empowering, a great read to instill confidence needed for a birth without fear experience. Providing enough practical information without overwhelming the reader.

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          amazing, uplifting!

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            A comprehensive and informative read which inspires pregnant women about their ability to birth confidently, naturally and enjoy it! very inspiring.

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            An Invitationp. xi
            Birth Storiesp. 1
            The Essentials of Birthp. 127
            The Powerful Mind/Body Connectionp. 133
            What Happens in Laborp. 143
            The Pain/Pleasure Riddlep. 150
            Sphincter Lawp. 167
            What You Need to Know about Your Pregnancy and Prenatal Carep. 183
            Going into Laborp. 204
            Giving Birth: Move Freely, Let Gravity Work for Youp. 226
            Forgotten Vaginal Powers and Episiotomyp. 248
            The Third Stage of Laborp. 258
            Benchmarks in Midwiferyp. 264
            What You Least Expect When You're Expectingp. 274
            Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)p. 294
            Choosing a Caregiverp. 305
            A Vision for Midwifery and Mothers in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 311
            Glossaryp. 317
            The Farm: Outcomes of 2,028 Pregnanciesp. 321
            Evidence-Based Carep. 323
            The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiativep. 325
            The Safe Motherhood Initiatives--USAp. 329
            Resourcesp. 331
            Indexp. 339
            Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

            ISBN: 9780553381153
            ISBN-10: 0553381156
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 304
            Published: 4th March 2003
            Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.9
            Weight (kg): 0.49