Easing Labor Pain: The Complete Guide to a More Comfortable and Rewarding Birth

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Harvard Common Press, May 16, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
The only book devoted to labor pain, the number one concern of pregnant women, Easing Labor Pain is a positive and encouraging guide to everything an expectant mother can do--from pregnancy through postpartum, but especially during labor--to make sure pain doesn't overshadow the joy of giving birth.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Penny Simkin
1
The Myth of the Painless Birth
27
The More You Know
37
Introduction to Chapters 616
81
Getting a Buzz
91
Some Like It Hot
111
Medical Aids
205
Is Birth Painful for the Baby Too?
223
Easing Pain in the Immediate
233
Making Your Own Best Choices
245
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Page 260 - Dunn PA, Rogers D, Halford K (1989) Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation at acupuncture points in the induction of uterine contractions.
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About the author (1992)

Adrienne B. Lieberman has been educating about childbirth since 1976. She has authored or co-authored several books on birth and has written dozens of articles on pregnancy and birth for parenting magazines. Lieberman has two children and lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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