The Complete Idiot's Guide to Natural Childbirth

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Penguin, Oct 6, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
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Thoughtful planning so mom and her supporters are ready when the baby is!

A midwife helps expecting mothers decide how natural they want their labor to be, what birthing methods are available, and the type of professional they want present. It helps women weigh factors, prepare mentally, make important decisions, and plan ahead for successful delivery and beyond.

?Only book covering the spectrum of natural birthing methods, and has a medical authority's vetting

?Expert author is a certified professional midwife and certified hypno-birthing childbirth educator

?Covers all aspects of natural birthing, from planning before women become pregnant through breastfeeding


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Title Page
What Does It Mean to Give Birth Naturally?
Weighing the Risks and Rewards
The Truth About Natural Childbirth
Is Your Body in Shape for a Natural Birth?
Is a Natural Birth Dangerous?
Midwife or Doctor?
Homebirth Birthing Center or Hospital?
Birth with Hypnosis
Calling All Doulas
Making Your Birthing Preferences
Your Babys Birthday Arrives
The Nonmedicated Birth
What ifthe Pain Is Too Much and Other Things That
Welcoming Your New Baby
What Youll Feel Like

Planning for a Natural Childbirth
Yoga Stretching and Massage
Preparing for a Mindful Birth
Natural Birthing Methods
Breastfeeding of Course
Youd Do It All Again
Appendix B Glossary

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About the author (2009)

Deborah S. Romaine is the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Communicating with Spirits and many other books.

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