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Why do you need Permission to Mother?

The "Standard-of-Care" is a legal term, the level at which the average, prudent provider in a given community would practice. It is how similarly qualified practitioners would manage a patient's care under the same or similar circumstances.

Sadly enough, the standard-of-care legally protects only the provider (the physician or hospital) and is not necessarily in the best emotional, physical, or spiritual ...

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Overview

Why do you need Permission to Mother?

The "Standard-of-Care" is a legal term, the level at which the average, prudent provider in a given community would practice. It is how similarly qualified practitioners would manage a patient's care under the same or similar circumstances.

Sadly enough, the standard-of-care legally protects only the provider (the physician or hospital) and is not necessarily in the best emotional, physical, or spiritual interest of the consumer (the patient). Dr. Punger's personal experience brought this to her attention. She has experienced a doula-attended hospital birth without intervention, working while tandem nursing, tandem nursing beyond the toddler years, and perhaps most dramatically, a footling breech birth at home

Included are other women's experience's that go beyond the status quo. All stories have one feature in common: Dr. Punger goes beyond the medical standard-of-care that too often imposes on a women's right to mother to the fullest.

Through her warm, attachment feel stories about her own mothering journey and the inspiring women she is in close contact with, Dr. Punger gives you permission, to birth just the way you want to and to breastfeed for how long you (and your baby) want to

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What is there that is new that can be said about breastfeeding

"Denise Punger surprised me and there is alot that is new for me. It is so personal a document. I am fascinated by some of the things she says. I particularly like the reasons for bedsharing... The "safe " way, the way we approach breastfeeding, is not really the safe way. (It) robs many women of the extraordinary experience that breastfeeding can be, and the pleasure it usually gives to both the baby and the mother... Denise's book shows what can be done if we give breastfeeding a chance; the issue is finding the right approach for the baby (and mother)instead of a one size fits all approach that is to often the usual way."

Jack Newman, MD, author of The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432703851
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/29/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2008

    Unassisted Childbirth/ Attached Parenting/Breastfeeding

    I really appreciated her view on how women who choose to go unnassisted in their births are usually very well prepared and understand what they want out of birth. I always seem to feel like no one gets that part. The part of the book that touched me the most 'I think' was her letter to her first son. Dr.Punger is a women that really has a heart for babies and it clearly shows by how this book was compiled. A MUST READ!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    Natural Mothering from a Health Industry Perspective

    Local Author, Mom and M.D. FAAFP IBCLC, Denise Punger recently published ¿Permission to Mother¿. .. Yes, this started off as a typical book review. I was almost prepared to delve into the back cover, the author¿s interview, some blog fodder, churn it around and spit it out into something sparkly and new. But as I was reading and fishing around for facts-and-such, I realized that maybe I should actually read this book. And the bibliophile bought her first e-book 'the non-project Gutenberg kind...i.e. free'. And my jaw hit the floor. And I want to read it again. And every woman I know should read this book. Dr. Punger doesn¿t approach childbirth with the sterile, medical ¿science¿ you would expect from a person with such a juxtaposition of acronyms following her name. Instead she uses the ¿quiet women rarely make history¿ angle, embracing the almost frightening, ballsy and mystic idea that childbirth and breastfeeding are a rite of passage. So I double check the bio, just to make sure¿ M.D. 'check' ¿momma of three 'check'¿unschoolin¿, attachment parentin¿, co-sleepin¿, breastfeedin¿ 'whaaa?'¿I love this Momma¿, I love this book! It¿s not your typical ¿I gave birth in a bathtub¿ book. Punger offers a fresh look at the facts, a journey walking perilously between the starch academic institution steeped in the 1950¿s idea of standardized medicine with women incapable of handling childbirth on their own and her own experiences tapping the wild, bohemian ideals of natural childbirth, throwing the Dr. Spock/Dr. Sears to the wind and embracing Dr. Seuss instead. She nails dead on the obstacles and adversity faced by any women looking to reclaim her reproductive rights and fight a society that cares more for the companies and institutions of commerce than the well being of the child.

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