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

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

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Very helpful visuals and activities! - Goodreads
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This book is a MUST-READ for all soon-to-be mothers and even dads too!

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I was a bit skeptical at first, but after I bit the bullet and made some birth art I was a changed woman. A very important read for anyone planning a home birth, hoping for a natural birth...a great read for anyone having a baby who wants to be in tune with their natural power. Read full review

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Contents

Finding Your Question
2
Emptying Your Mind
4
Worry is the Work of Pregnancy
6
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

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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