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Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering : A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices - Sarah Buckley

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices

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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.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
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    Comments about Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering:

    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

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      Comments about Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering:

      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.

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      Comments about Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering:

      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.

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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: 304
      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