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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This book is a MUST-READ for all soon-to-be mothers and even dads too!

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User Review  - Jamie Holcomb - Goodreads

But I read the book anyway, and I'm glad I did. It's the most realistic of all the natural childbirth books I've read, which is to say it acknowledges that most of the people reading it will be having their babies in the hospital. It has suggest 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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