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Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering - Sarah Buckley

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering


Published: 2nd December 2008
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An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children.

Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.

About the Author

SARAH BUCKLEY, MD, is an internationally known authority on natural birthing and parenting choices. She has published numerous articles in Mothering magazine and Midwifery Today. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.


Bit dry, but great childbirth prep


It's not an easy read and a bit dry, however it really made me feel confident in my options for childbirth and very well explained the impact of birth decisions on mother and baby's health, supported with evidence. A must for moms that want to or are thinking of having a natural birth and want to set up a birth plan based on informed decisions.

Melbourne, VIC Australia

Recommended, but not for me


This was recommended by our midwife but upon reading it was a bit too hippie/ spiritual/ crystal based for our liking. It makes good reference points but unfortunately wasn't helpful to us.


A compassionate society


This is the most beautiful book about birthing and parenting that I have ever seen and I am proud to say that my children use it as their bible. I think the only way we can become a compassionate society is if we surround our offspring, right from the beginning, with love, warmth and gentle parenting

Melbourne AU


Well balanced evidence.


Well balanced evidence presented clearly, to support birth as a normal life event to be enjoyed. Empowering and encouraging for the reader. ALL women of chilldbearing age should read this text.



A good read


Worth reading if you are considering 'alternate' parenting techniques. Though to be honest I found the information and support from my midwife to be more relevant on a day-to-day practical basis.



Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

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Forewordp. 2
Introductionp. 4
Gentle Birth
Reclaiming Every Woman's Birth Rightp. 8
Vision and Tools for Instinctive Birthp. 12
Emma's Birth-Sweet and Oceanicp. 20
Healing Birth, Healing the Earthp. 25
Zoe's Birth-Challenge and Transformationp. 32
Your Body, Your Baby, Your Choice: A Guide to Making Wise Decisionsp. 37
Ultrasound Scans: Cause for Concernp. 78
Undisturbed Birth: Mother Nature's Blueprint for Safety, Ease, and Ecstasyp. 95
Maia's Birth-A Family Celebrationp. 128
Epidurals: Risks and Concerns for Mothers and Babiesp. 132
Leaving Well Enough Alone: Natural Perspectives on the Third Stage of Laborp. 154
Jacob's Placentap. 185
Cesarean Surgery: The Whole Storyp. 193
Choosing Homebirthp. 204
Jacob's Waterbirth-Perfect Timingp. 212
Gentle Mothering
Love, Attachment, and Your Baby's Brain: How Gentle Early Parenting Promotes Lifelong Well-Beingp. 217
Breastfeeding: The Gift of a Lifetimep. 234
Bees, Baboo, and Boobies: My Breastfeeding Careerp. 241
Babies, Mothers, and the Science of Sharing Sleepp. 247
Ten Tips for Safe Sleepingp. 263
Epilogue: Becoming a Parentp. 267
Resourcesp. 273
Acknowledgmentsp. 279
Notesp. 281
Indexp. 342
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ISBN: 9781587613227
ISBN-10: 1587613220
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd December 2008
Publisher: Celestial Arts
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1