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:
Cesareans Breech babies Inducing labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Rupturing Membranes Coping with slow labor Pain medication Epistiotomy Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean Doulas Deciding on a doctor or midwife Choosing where to have your baby and much more . . .
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Review: The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better BirthUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
This is not the best book to read straight through unless you're already a birth junkie. However, it is a GREAT reference resource. Each chapter covers a different choice/option during birth, taking a ... Read full review
Review: The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better BirthUser Review - Natasha Woodard - Goodreads
This is a wonderful book to break down your options and choices for child birth. The author clearly states her bias towards natural childbirth in the beginning. However, it does not feel like her ... Read full review