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Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2007

    A completely different approach...

    I'm in the midst of my first pregnancy, I don't know it all. I'm not really the artsy type either, and while there's a lot of 'art stuff' in this book, I have learned so much from Englund's analyses of the artwork of her students. It's true that it is very difficult to discover what your fears are unless you dig them out - and art is a good way to do it (even if you're not an artist, she shows that stick figures mean a lot). Moving beyond the art stuff, the actual science of natural childbirth is brilliant and refreshing. Books recommended to me by an OB I saw left me feeling helpless and frightened (eg. 'Your Pregnancy & Birth'). 'Birthing from Within' made me not only feel like I could do it, but provides excellent tools for coping when things don't go the way you wanted them to. I highly recommend this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    A must have pregnancy book!!

    I was pregnant with our first child and my husband saw this book and thought it would be very helpful. He is a practicing zen buddhist and wanted to have everything as natural as possible. We read the book together every night, did the exercises and the crafts. This book also solified our marriage as well as allowed us to have the natural birth that we wanted to experience with our child! (I have a big fear of pain and did NOT have pain medication/epidural for my delivery). I am pregnant with our 2nd child and we have just started to read it again!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2003

    Tell everyone about it!

    I am a mother of two, training to be a doula, and have read a lot of books about birth. I loved this book! The reading is so easy and I had a hard time putting it down! I plan to start teaching childbirth classes and this will be a great book to recommend to read. I love the information and the art and imagery in this book. Every pregnant woman should read this, and her partner too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2002

    A great place to start

    This book is a unique gem among childbirth books. Its approach is wonderfully comprehensive & answers almost any question a pregnant woman might have. Highly recommend!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2001

    The best natural child birth book out there

    I highly recommend this book to any woman who is even remotely considering a natural birth. Beautiful imagery, great exercises, and lots of facts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Book Great but Nook Book is messed up

    I love PAm's approach to childbirth preparation. Where most concentrate on the medical, Pam addresses the whole person, particularly psychological and emotional aspects of pregnancy. She brings a unique sensitivities to this topic.

    However something is wrong with the Nook book. Sometimes I had trouble "turning" pages... Both the Nook Color and my Nook App on ipad would stall. Sometimes rather than Continuing to the next page it would jump around or just refresh the same page. I was able to read the book, but it was frustrating at times. I'm not entirely sure if I ended up skipping pages.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    While the book is a little "Hippie Dippy" (particularl

    While the book is a little "Hippie Dippy" (particularly the chapter titles), I credit this book with helping me come to terms with a lot of experiences that didn't go how I wanted them to and giving me the strength to go again without being afraid that they would repeat (and they did not!). It explains a lot of the natural responses of the body in interesting ways and I love the drawing exercises. This was probably the most helpful of all the pregnancy books I read, even if it made me roll my eyes here and there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Doc recommended

    Good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2007

    Not for me

    I returned this book after trying to get through it - it just wasn't for me at all.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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