Rediscovering Birth

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Pinter & Martin Limited, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 302 pages
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Sheila Kitzinger's understanding of the complex emotions surrounding birth has led to her being thought of as a personal friend by many of her readers, but she also has a formidable reputation among those in the medical profession who are challenged by her writing. For many years she has maintained that when birth is reduced to a medical process the experience is diminished and the mother degraded, and that even when the birth is complicated, human relationships are vitally important.

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User Review  - Leahjoypro - Goodreads

This book wasn't what I expected, but was very interesting. Lots of interesting information about the traditional natural "treatments" used around the world to help with pain and discomfort before ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenne - Goodreads

My favorite book on the history of birth hands down. Written from the lens of anthropology, the history of birth is traced from pre history to modern day. The result is to mourn the traditional wise ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Sheila Kitzinger is the world's foremost birth educator and activist, and is known and respected worldwide as a social anthropologist of birth and a leading authority on women's experiences of pregnancy and motherhood. Her previous books include The Experience of Childbirth and the classic bestseller Pregnancy and Childbirth. She is the author of over 23 books and has been published in 20 languages.

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