The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth

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Harvard Common Press, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 337 pages
Discusses the final weeks of pregnancy, the labor process, comfort measures, medical technology, complications, medication, cesareans, postpartum, and breastfeeding.
 

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User Review  - magonistarevolt - LibraryThing

The literal best book for a partner of a parent-to-be. Useful for lists, for knowledge development, and for strategies. Basically if your partner is going to give birth, this is required reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing

I read this about a month before my wife went into labor. It throws a lot of information at you, and I don't know that reading it straight through without, say, taking notes was particularly valuable ... Read full review

Contents

The Last Few Weeks of Pregnancy
9
Getting into Labor
41
Moving through the Stages of Labor
57
Comfort Measures for Labor
95
Key Questions for Informed Decision Making
171
Problems That May Arise
177
Medications for Pain During Labor
225
The First Few Days Postpartum
275
Getting Started with Breastfeeding
301
Parting Words
313
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