An Easier Childbirth: A Mother's Guide for Birthing Normally

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Shadow & Light Publications, Jan 1, 1993 - Health & Fitness - 177 pages
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Childbirth should be one of the most joyful experiences in a woman's life. All too frequently it is one of the most fearful. In An Easier Childbirth, Gayle Peterson, a nationally recognized leader in the field of Perinatal Psychology prepares the mother-to-be for the most positive experience possible utilizing a childbirth preparation method based on medical research that shows emotional factors to be important in a healthy pregnancy and delivery. An Easier Childbirth begins with a personal birth preparation inventory. It then addresses the mother's fears and concerns through exercises aimed at decreasing her anxiety and increasing her confidence and sense of well-being. Guided imagery visualization and journal writing help the mother-to-be learn ways of yielding comfortably and safely into the entire childbirth process. All women, whether a woman is a first-time mother or has given birth before, whether they desire a natural birth or a medicated delivery will benefit from this proven program.

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User Review  - Gayle Peterson - Goodreads

Available in paperback and kindle editions: Editorial Reviews "An Easier Childbirth should be read by every expectant parent. Peterson's workbook focuses on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

This would be a good read for a first time mom, but for someone who has already experienced childbirth, it was a bit too basic. Read full review

About the author (1993)

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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