Birth Without Violence

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Ballantine, 1990 - Childbirth - 128 pages
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When obstetrician Frederik Leboyer's Birth Without Violence first appread in 1975, his theory generated widespread controversy. Now this classic is finally available in a trade paperback edition, in a highly regarded new translation that captures the sensitivity and poetry of Leboyer's original French work.

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I can appreciate how this book is historically significant for being one of the first books advocating for a more natural birth process. However, it just isn't very good. Many other books published since are much more useful, complete, and direct. Read full review


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Frederick Leboyer, M.D., was the first physician to challenge society s beliefs about awareness in the newborn, revolutionizing the course of prenatal care and the way babies are introduced into the world. A retired obstetrician who attended more than 10,000 births, he is a graduate of the University of Paris School of Medicine where he served as Chef de Clinique. He lives in Switzerland.

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