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Gentle Birth Choices free pdf Barbara Harper outlines the elements of gentle birthing: support from loved ones, a reassuring and quiet environment with soft lighting, and minimal medical intervention. She shows you how to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience and discusses the many alternatives available, providing a new model of maternity care that reduces the need for high-tech crisis intervention and focuses instead on preparation and good health for mother and child.
With Cesarean section rates in some hospitals at more than 50%, women are acknowledging that childbirth reform is an essential aspect of reclaiming responsibility for our bodies and our lives.
Includes information on:
-Giving birth in a freestanding birthing center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room.
-Finding a primary care-giver who shares your philosophy of birth, whether midwife, doctor, or both.
-Deciding how to best use current technologies.
-Practical advice for couples wishing to explore the option of waterbirth, a choice that maximizes the attributes of water as a natural, pain-relieving relaxant and an alternative to drugs and their unwanted side effects.

About Barbara Harper

Barbara Harper - midwife, nurse, and mother of three - is the founder of Waterbirth International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and research about natural childbirth, including the use of water to ease labor and delivery.

Details Book

Author : Barbara Harper
Publisher : Healing Arts Press
Data Published : 01 March 1997
ISBN : 0892815280
EAN : 9780892815289
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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