Birth without violence

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Knopf : distributed by Random House, 1975 - Family & Relationships - 114 pages
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Describes the new-born infant's sudden, confusing, and painful exposure to light, sound, touch, and vertigo and its sudden separation from its mother, and explains simple techniques for easing the birth trauma

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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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