A Wise Birth: Bringing Together the Best of Natural Childbirth and Modern Medicine (Google eBook)

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Pinter & Martin Publishers, Apr 12, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 237 pages
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What is the ideal way to give birth to your baby? Is it a high-tech delivery, with drugs, and monitors, and surgery? Or is it more naturally, with a midwife and/or birth center? Is it possible today to combine the best of twentieth-century medicine with the human advantages of a natural childbirth?

Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman, authors of the acclaimed A Midwife's Story, explore the issues that influence the way women give birth: technology, psychology, culture, medications, history, and women's relationships with their mothers. They demonstrate, in a warm and convincing fashion, that most hospitals aren't designed to bring out the wisdom of the body at birth. And they reveal how to find a setting that will help make your child's birth a healthy and powerful experience.

Informative, provocative, and based on the latest medical research as well as on Penny Armstrong's years of experience as a certified nurse-midwife, A Wise Birth is essential reading for mothers, fathers, and health-care professionals.

  

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Review: A Wise Birth: Bringing Together the Best of Natural Childbirth and Modern Medicine

User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

Oh, wow. Very, very interesting. A time capsule in the American story of women's health (though I fear it is all too relevant today . . . but I wouldn't know). Read full review

Review: A Wise Birth: Bringing Together the Best of Natural Childbirth and Modern Medicine

User Review  - Robin Ferguson - Goodreads

A wonderful book for Moms to be or anyone who has or yet to have a birthing experience. I read this book because John's daughter is pregnant and wants to have a natural birth. Made me in awe of Ruby all over again. Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Sheila Kitzinger
The Inner Nature of Birth
Legacies
What MotherTold
Perpetuatingthe Loss
The Obstetricians Culture
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Penny Armstrong (Cape Elizabeth, near Portland, Maine) has delivered over 1,000 babies and enjoyed a 25-year career in nurse-midwifery including teaching and practice in home, hospital and birth centers.

Sheryl Feldman (Seattle, WA) is a writer, teacher, and not–for-profit communications manager. She also co-founded Hedgebrook, a retreat for women writers and is the initiator of its community residency project Women Writers of the Arab World.

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