Birthing from Within: An Extra-ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

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Partera Press, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 309 pages
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Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife’s role, and a look at the father’s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what to expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment;Birthing From Withinprovides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience.

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There were some good stories and some good advice. - Goodreads
I wasn't impressed though by the writing. - Goodreads
Very helpful visuals and activities! - Goodreads
I loved seeing all the birth artwork. - Goodreads
Good reference to have for all things birthing related. - Goodreads
It was an educational read, for sure. - Goodreads

Review: Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

User Review  - Cat - Goodreads

I enjoyed the birth art suggestions, but I didn't like how England and Horowitz seem to equate emotional preparation with birth outcome. While it's true that anxiety can be counterproductive, it's not ... Read full review

Review: Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

User Review  - Marcia Brisson Van Camp - Goodreads

Very glad my sister Linda recommended this book to me. It helped me think more about the emotional and spiritual sides of giving birth vs. just the mechanics...though it helped with that as well. I ... Read full review

Contents

Finding Your Question
2
Emptying Your Mind
4
Worry is the Work of Pregnancy
6
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Pam England, CNM, MA, has been a nurse/midwife for 20 years and is the founder of the Art of Birthing Center. Rob Horowitz, PhD, has been a clinical psychologist for 20 years. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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