Entering the World: The De-Medicalization of Childbirth

Sending request ...

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714528007
  • Publisher: Boyars, Marion Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1989
  • Series: Open Forum Ser.
  • Pages: 156

Table of Contents

Note to the English Edition
Publishers' Note
An Introduction 9
A Tribute to Michel Odent 15
Foreword 19
Part 1 Ideas
Chapter 1 The Expropriation of Birth 25
Chapter 2 Waiting for Leboyer 31
Chapter 3 Who Preceded Leboyer? 34
Chapter 4 Feeling and Reason 42
Chapter 5 Love and Civilization 60
Part 2 Experience
Chapter 6 In the Beginning 73
Chapter 7 Preparation for Birth 79
Chapter 8 A Change? 90
Chapter 9 The People Who Came to Us 99
Chapter 10 Discussions and Deliberations 112
Chapter 11 Scepticism and Criticism 132
Chapter 12 A Call for Militancy 151
Recommended Reading 155
A Glossary for Laymen 157
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)