The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 1, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
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As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice.

Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers:

CesareansBreech babiesInducing laborElectronic Fetal MonitoringRupturing MembranesCoping with slow laborPain medicationEpistiotomyVaginal birth after a CeasareanDoulasDeciding on a doctor or midwifeChoosing where to have your babyand much more . . .
  

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This is a very informative, research based book. - Goodreads
An excellent reference book and well written. - Goodreads
Very easy to read and very easy to look information up - Goodreads
A comprehensive compilation of the best birth research. - Goodreads
A great eye opener and reference as well. - Goodreads
However, it is a GREAT reference resource. - Goodreads

Review: The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

User Review  - Willa Powell - Goodreads

As an update to Obstetric Myths and Research Reality, it is an important resource for moms-to-be and birth advocates alike. Read full review

Review: The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

User Review  - Ramona Silverwing - Goodreads

It was a helpful book to read during the study of becoming a Doula.I would advise to read the book to my clients but would be aware of the circumstances and background she has . Otherwise ok to read. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

HENCI GOER is an ASPO-certified childbirth educator and doula (professional provider of labor support).

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