Birthing from within: an extra-ordinary guide to childbirth preparation

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Partera Press, Jul 1, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 309 pages
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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 do 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.

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There were some good stories and some good advice. - Goodreads
I wasn't impressed though by the writing. - Goodreads
Very helpful visuals and activities! - Goodreads
I loved seeing all the birth artwork. - Goodreads
I should have taken his goddamned advice. - Goodreads
Good reference to have for all things birthing related. - Goodreads
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This book is a MUST-READ for all soon-to-be mothers and even dads too!

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User Review  - Kristy - Goodreads

Very informative. There are some great ideas for managing labor pains as well as taking a holistic approach to pregnancy. This book as been very helpful and I have no doubt I will be able to use these tools when my son arrives. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Pam England, CNM, MA, has been a nurse/midwife for 20 years and is the founder of the Art of Birthing Center. Rob Horowitz, PhD, has been a clinical psychologist for 20 years. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.