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