Active Birth - Revised Edition: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally

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Harvard Common Press, Mar 16, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
Janet Balaskas led a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down. She has been teaching women about "active birth‚? ever since. In this updated and Americanized guide, Balaskas explains how to prepare for and experience a truly natural birth. She leads the pregnant woman through yoga-based stretching exercises and massage practice, and describes the stages of labor and comfortable positions for each, at home or in a hospital. Balaskas has also included a chapter on water birth as well as postpartum exercises.

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The only pregnancy book I've read in the past nine months. My midwife loaned it to me, saying it was one of her favorites. I put it off for a long time because the cover alarmed me, but once I started ... Read full review

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Janet Balaskas organized the first Active Birth Conference in London. A mother of four, she has written many books on pregnancy and childbirth. She runs a childbirth education clinic. For more information, please visit Balaskas‚?? website, ActiveBirthCentre.com.

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