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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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Incredible and profound piece of art. Leboyer describes birth from the perspective of the child as it experiences the trauma of being separated from the omniscient, perpetually nurtured state of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gabbie - Goodreads

This book gives a completely different perspective of the life and personality of newborns and of the constant cycle of life. It shows that the first moments of life have a profound impact on the rest of our days and opens up your mind to a new world of thinking. Read full review


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Frederick Leboyer, M.D., wasthe first physician to challengeWestern society's deeply heldbeliefs about awareness in thenewborn. His pioneering workson birthing, including BirthWithout Violence and LovingHands, have forever revolutionizedthe course of prenatalcare and the way babies areintroduced to the world. He lives in London.

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