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Birthing from within


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An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

By (author) Pam England, By (author) Rob Horowitz

Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife's role, and a look at the father's responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what to expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment; "Birthing From Within" provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience.

Publisher: Partera Press,U.S.
Format: Hardback | 309 pages
Dimensions: 175mm x 269mm x 23mm | 703g
Publication date: 28 October 1998
Publication City/Country: Albuquerque, NM
ISBN 10: 0965987302
ISBN 13: 9780965987301
Edition statement: Revised ed.
Illustrations note: Ill.d.
Sales rank: 8,234