Alternative Birth: The Complete Guide : Healthy Options for You and Your Baby

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Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 228 pages
One out of every four prospective mothers choose an alternative to traditional childbirth. Now, one of America's leading authorities on alternative birth thoroughly discusses the various methods available. Includes advice on health, nutrition, and exercise during pregnancy.

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Giving Birth Your Way
Preparing for Your Alternative
Midwifery Care

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About the author (1991)

Carl Jones is a certified childbirth educator who has attended hundreds of births and is a popular speaker who organizes childbirth workshops nationally. He lives in Whitefield, New Hampshire.

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