Unassisted Childbirth

Unassisted Childbirth

Book - 2012
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This book reveals how giving birth is an inherently safe, relatively painless process that is best performed without the assistance of doctors or midwives, and how confidence and a positive attitude reduces fear—and therefore the pain—of labor.


• A bibliography of unassisted childbirth resources


This book reveals how giving birth is an inherently safe, relatively painless process that is best performed without the assistance of doctors or midwives, and how confidence and a positive attitude reduces fear—and therefore the pain—of labor.



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A staunch proponent of natural childbirth, Shanley argues that pregnancy is not a disease that modern medicine must cure. Her perspectives include the dangers of medical intervention, the psychological effects of a traumatic birth on a family, personal beliefs and expectations, stories of unassisted births, the case for autonomous birth, and her own story of four births without medical intervention. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2012
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780313397158
0313397155
9780313397165
0313397163
Characteristics: xvi, 164 p. ; 25 cm

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eiknarf
Nov 21, 2014

I found this book to be quite helpful. As a woman planning on having an unassisted home birth, there seem to be very little information about the subject, especially in the library system. Shanley gives an insightful look at home birthing, how to trust ones instincts, and the power of manifestation. She also gives great recommendations at the end, and sites some interesting works throughout the book. If you're interested in home birth, unassisted or otherwise, I recommend giving it a read.

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FluffyPaw
Apr 25, 2013

Highly recommended!

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