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 - Mindy Bollinger - Goodreads
Loved this book. After having my 2nd csection I learned so much about how medication and laying during labor and other things effect your labor and the outcome of your labor. It has a great list of ... Read full review
Review: The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better BirthUser Review - Rebecca - Goodreads
This is the second or third time I've reread this book. It wasn't as earth-shattering for me this time, though still interesting. I like to refresh my memory of the topics this book discusses. It was ... Read full review