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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

GASKIN Ina May [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780091924157

Ebury Publishing 2008

AU $27.99
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What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.
Ina May Gaskin, America's leading midwife, shares her exceptional birthing wisdom in this intuitive guide to childbirth. By sharing a wealth of knowledge generated by three decades of experience she explains why the natural birthing process, when left to its own devices, can proceed so beautifully on its own. In this invaluable book Ina May teaches you: what really happens during labour; how to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting; tips for maximising your chances of an unmedicated labour and birth; the risks of anaesthesia and caesareans; and, what your doctor doesn't necessarily tell you. "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" is an inspiring read and gives women the opportunity to take back the fear of childbirth by regaining confidence in their bodies. It tells you everything you need to know to have the best birth experience for you - whether in a hospital, birthing centre or the comfort of home. Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.
Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:
> Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play
> What really happens during labor
> Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable
> Episiotomy--is it really necessary?
> Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs
> Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth
> How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression
> The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you
> The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers
> How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital
> And much more
Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medicalintervention.

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