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:

  • 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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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
This book reads like a well done research paper. - Goodreads
A great eye opener and reference as well. - Goodreads
A comprehensive compilation of the best birth research. - Goodreads

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This book reads like a well done research paper. The author admits to her well founded bias which is respectable. I agree with all the points she made and appreciated the tips of how to avoid invasive and often unnecessary procedures. Read full review

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User Review  - Jacquie - Goodreads

This book reads like a well done research paper. The author admits to her well founded bias which is respectable. I agree with all the points she made and appreciated the tips of how to avoid invasive and often unnecessary procedures. 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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