Women are designed to give birth! Babies are made to be born! Would you like to be one of those women who have beautiful, ecstatic childbirth experiences? Are you ready to achieve your dreams of a joyful birth for your baby and yourself? From all you hear, is it even a possibility? Receiving a truly excellent childbirth education, and making the best choices for you, are tWomen are designed to give birth! Babies are made to be born! Would you like to be one of those women who have beautiful, ecstatic childbirth experiences? Are you ready to achieve your dreams of a joyful birth for your baby and yourself? From all you hear, is it even a possibility? Receiving a truly excellent childbirth education, and making the best choices for you, are the most valuable actions that you as a woman/couple can take to accomplish a truly wonderful welcome for your child. Wise Childbearing is the most all-inclusive, yet easy to read childbirth book you could possibly use as you prepare. Packed full of insight and wisdom, easy to understand, full of facts and data, interesting and enjoyable to read, this book holds a wealth of information. An amazing gift to give yourself and your baby! FIND THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS AND MANY MORE: Is it possible to have a comfortable, even ecstatic birth experience? What are the critical questions I need to ask when selecting a midwife or doctor? Once a cesarean, always a cesarean? Can cesarean surgery be avoided? Which comfort techniques are the most helpful? How can I get rid of these nagging fears before they ruin my experience and cause me to make fear-based choices? What are the benefits of waterbirth for me and my baby? What can I do to give my baby a more compassionate experience? What are my options and choices anyway? How do I evaluate my birthplace, whether hospital, birthing center, or home? How do we nurture our marriage relationship as we experience all of these life-changes? What tips will help us to have a positive first year with our new baby?...
|Title||:||Wise Childbearing: What You'll Want to Know as You Make Your Birth Choices|
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Wise Childbearing: What You'll Want to Know as You Make Your Birth Choices Reviews
Pregnancy and birth in the US today are not usually managed with evidence-based practices. Women even sometimes accept the role of passive patient, rather than engaging fully in a partnership with caregivers in their own and their baby's healthcare. This book offers not only up-to-date information about what practices promote the best, healthiest and safest outcome for baby and mother, but encourages parents-to-be to ask questions, insist on a relationship with their caregivers that is respectful and based on dialogue, and make their own decisions. Heavily cited, lots of forms to help a couple decide what is most important to them, encouraging in tone, I highly recommend this book to ANYONE thinking about having a baby, as well as those who assist new parents anywhere along the parenthood journey.This book may seem homebirth-oriented to those who are only accustomed to the idea of hospital birth. The truth is you are more likely to get the low-intervention birth you want in a home setting than at a hospital. That may be construed as anti-hospital, but it is not. This book does a great job of presenting research-based information and encouraging all parents to advocate for the practices they want in any setting.Overview:ch 3: Women Were Made to Give Birth. Many problems in childbirth today result from an overuse of technology and the accompanying loss of knowledge of its normal, physiological process. A major theme throughout this book is that technology is wonderful and indeed life-saving when used appropriately, but its overuse causes more problems by far. Fears surrounding birth also play a significant role in the process of birth. ch 4: Our Evolving Birth Culture. Recognizing and evaluating cultural birth assumptions, and how birth is treated in the media.ch 5: Where Do I Want to Give Birth? Discussion of the pros and cons, similarities and differences among hospital, home and birthing suite.ch 6: Birth Wishes. aka "Birth Plan." "Wishes" recognizes that birth goes its own way, and we can influence things, but not call all the shots.ch 7: Birthing Your Baby in Your Own Way. Discussion of various choices that come along during labor and birth, the evidence behind the practices, and coping strategies.ch 8: To Be or Not to Be Induced.ch 9: Procedures and Tests. ch 10: Being a Partner in Your Care. This is a subject that is dear to me. Why can't we be partners with our doctors? My family doctor is on my team, because I chose him; I respect him, he respects me. I get final say, and he's ok with that. I consult with him, he advises me, I decide, he's ok with that. Isn't that how it should be?ch11: Choosing a Caregiverch12: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Baby. Postpartum life.ch 13: Comfort Measures for Labor. The things that women used to help women with before we forgot that women know how to help women birth babies. ch14: Your Support Team. Dad, doula, (how to include siblings, if so desired)ch 15: Psychological Aspects of Labor and Birth. Mom's confidence, fears, assumptions, beliefs, wishes - these are all HUGE components that affect labor and birth, and deserve as much attention as the physical measurements we often focus on.ch 16: Roadblocks to a Better Birth. Unique and essential discussion about how fears, lack of support, trust issues (caregiver, self, body, information), and confidence affect the outcome, and what you can do to address them.ch 17: Ready? Set? How to know if you're "ready," and how to manage a surprise birth.ch 18: More Choices at Birth and Beyond. The time immediately after birth from the baby's perspective: "welcoming" rituals, breastfeeding, vaccines, the nursery.ch 19: Postpartum Care. From immediate physical recover to depression to nurturing your marriage.ch 20: Everyday Care of Your New Little One. You name it: nighttime, diapers, infant massage, car seats, baby signing, what is attachment parenting, etc.In the appendices is included an extensive resources list of books, videos and websites.
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