Childbirth Without Fear

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Pollinger in Print, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 600 pages
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Groundbreaking classic of natural childbirth, which started the revolution still going on today. Useful reading for women, pregnant women, mothers, midwives, obstetricians.
 

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The first Father of Natural Childbirth

User Review  - katrinangel - Overstock.com

Dr. DickRead was a man before his time. He had the right ideas about childbirth. His book is much more informative than any other book Ive read on the subject. For new moms it is a bit technical but ... Read full review

Review: Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

User Review  - Shireemartin - Goodreads

It was very hard to get through, pretty wordy and kind of outdated. Though I am sure the principles are good, it was a pain to get through. I tried to skim, but just ended up not finishing. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1 THE SCIENCE OF OBSTETRICS
3
CHAPTER 2 MOTHERHOOD FROM MANY POINTS OF VIEW
11
CHAPTER 3 A PHILOSOPHY OF CHILDBIRTH
28
CHAPTER 4 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
47
CHAPTER 5 THE PAIN OF LABOUR
63
CHAPTER 6 FACTORS PREDISPOSING TO LOW THRESHOLD OF PAIN INTERPRETATION
79
CHAPTER 7 FEAR
92
CHAPTER 8 IMAGERY AND THE CONDITIONING OF THE MIND
115
CHAPTER 13 THE RELIEF OF PAIN IN LABOUR
265
CHAPTER 14 HYPNOSIS IN CHILDBIRTH AS A MEANS OF PAIN RELIEF
309
CHAPTER 15 THE CONDUCT OF LABOUR
318
CHAPTER 16 CHILDBIRTH IN EMERGENCY
365
CHAPTER 17 BREASTFEEDING AND ROOMINGIN
377
CHAPTER 18 THE HUSBAND AND CHILDBIRTH
419
CHAPTER 19 ANTENATAL EDUCATION
444
CHAPTER 20 PREPARATION FOR LABOUR
489

CHAPTER 9 THE FEAR OF CHILDBIRTH
128
CHAPTER 10 THE RETREAT OF FEAR
168
CHAPTER 11 DIET IN PREGNANCY
206
CHAPTER 12 THE PHENOMENA OF LABOUR
226
CHAPTER 21 ANTENATAL SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION AND THEIR ORGANISATION
529
THOUGHTS ADDRESSED TO THE RISING GENERATION OF DOCTORS
540
APPENDIX
568
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