Birth Partner Handbook: Everything You Need to Know for a Healthy, Positive Birth Experience [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Birth Parter Handbook is a concise, contemporary guide for today's birth partners, showing them exactly what they can do to help create a positive birth experience, whether the mother gives birth naturally or with medication, at home, in a childbearing center, or in a hospital.

With a special emphasis on the psychological changes of labor, this guide also introduces a new approach to understanding labor made popular through the author's nationwide childbirth workshops, ...

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Birth Partner Handbook: Everything You Need to Know for a Healthy, Positive Birth Experience

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Overview

The Birth Parter Handbook is a concise, contemporary guide for today's birth partners, showing them exactly what they can do to help create a positive birth experience, whether the mother gives birth naturally or with medication, at home, in a childbearing center, or in a hospital.

With a special emphasis on the psychological changes of labor, this guide also introduces a new approach to understanding labor made popular through the author's nationwide childbirth workshops, called the "laboring mind response." Birth partners will gain new insight into the mother's altered state of mind and altered behavior during labor, and be given an easy-to-follow, eight-step method that teaches the mind to cooperate with the body and will help make childbirth less stressful and more natural for the mother.

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Childbirth educator Jones (yes, a man) has written an essential guide for anyone who plans on being in the delivery room. From explanations of how labor progresses to specific tips for each stage, Jones gives clear and helpful direction for the involved partner, covering both her experience and his experience, including what to do if medical intervention is necessary. Supporting the belief that "birth is a normal process, not an illness," his approach is both healthy and practical, and it will empower anyone helping a mother through labor and delivery. Highly recommended.—Julianne J. Smith, "Parenting Short Takes," BookSmack! 8/19/10
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402255632
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

Carl Jones is a certified childbirth educator who has attended hundreds of births and is a popular speaker who organizes childbirth workshops nationally. He lives in Whitefield, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Birth Partner 1

Chapter 2 Understanding Labor 17

Chapter 3 Preparing for Labor 45

Chapter 4 Helping Her Every Step of the Way: Early Labor 71

Chapter 5 Helping Her Every Step of the Way: Active Labor 95

Chapter 6 Helping Her Every Step of the Way: Birth (Second-Stage Labor) 111

Chapter 7 How to Help Her in the Face of Medical Intervention 123

Chapter 8 Special Situations 131

Chapter 9 Giving Support through Cesarean Birth 155

Chapter 10 Giving Support with Family and Friends at Birth 175

Chapter 11 After the Baby Is Born 201

About the Author 225

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