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

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Partera Press, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 309 pages
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 Within provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience.

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User Review  - SweetTawnie - LibraryThing

A MUST have, MUST read for any expectant mother who is choosing natural childbirth. At first it may seem "granola" or "hippie-dippy", but the exercises in this book are amazing. Truly a mind, body and ... Read full review

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User Review  - alsocass - LibraryThing

The first time I read this I found it a bit 'arty' for my tastes, and even during the second reading I struggled with the first part of the book. The book seemed to imply that lack of artwork or bad ... Read full review


Finding Your Question
Emptying Your Mind
Worry is the Work of Pregnancy

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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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