Taming the Obstetrical Tiger: The Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth

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AuthorHouse, Sep 1, 2006 - Reference - 388 pages
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Taming is for women contemplating childbirth and facing the interventional practices currently the mode. Taming explores the common interventions in hospital birth responsible for the rising incidence of violence, depression and suicide in children. Taming is an in-depth critique of modern obstetrical care while it instructs and encourages safer solutions in childbirth. Taming addresses the cause and effect of fetal trauma stressing fetal consciousness and sentience. Taming offers safe alternatives to the progressively interventional medical management of normal childbirth. Medically managed birth is about considerations of the doctors, the institutions, the insurance companies, and the fear of malpractice claims. Our babies are not products. They are conscious, feeling, sentient beings from the day of conception and must be honored as such. Part One is a review of institutional childbirth care delivery. This section is to give the reader a foundation to understand the medical model and the politics of hospital care. Part Two is designed to open the understanding of the prenatal and birth aspects of obstetrical management and attempts to clarify "Intentionality." Part Three offers a solution to and completion of birthing practices contrasted with the prospective of Mother-Baby-Centered childbirth. Taming attempts to answer the question: Is there a way for childbirth to occur where the baby's consciousness and sentience is implicit and where mother's authority over her body and process is maintained and respected?

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Bob Oliver practiced medicine from 1958 until 2001, 95% of that time was in obstetrics.  The balance was as a psychotherapist and sex therapist.  Doctor Oliver received his MD degree for the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1958, completed an internship in Jackson, Mississippi.  Understudied Harold Kohl, MD in Tucson for 3 years in internal medicine and completed a specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1963.  From 1964 to 1981 Doctor Oliver continued his work with women in childbirth.  Noting the need for a deeper understanding of women’s sexuality, Dr. Oliver completed a PhD in Human Sexuality and Gestalt psychology.  Dr. Oliver was founder and president IAME in 1973 coordinating many internationally known trainers and therapists in presentation seminars.  In 1981, Dr. Oliver was called to America Samoa as Chief of their Obstetrical Service.  He was recruited to Family Health Plan, Guam, as director of Obstetric and Gynecology Services.  Retiring from Guam, Dr. Oliver worked two years in Maui, Hawaii doing advanced psychotherapy and sexual therapy for sex offenders.  He was joined The Gift of Life, Montgomery, Alabama as director of their High Risk Obstetrical Service for the indigent of that city.  A teaching assignment for the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill moved him to Asheville as associate professor of Ob/Gyn.  Bob opened a practice in a small town in Western North Carolina from which he retired in 2001.

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