Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) by Lois J Estner, Nancy Wainer Cohen |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)

Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)

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by Lois J Estner, Nancy Wainer Cohen
     
 

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The bible of cesarean prevention. Wall Street Journal A landmark event, which will change the course of obstetric care by giving parents the informtion they need to make the decisions that are best for their own families. Comprehensive, highly readable, sensitive . . . should be read by everyone who cares about someone. Marian Tompson Director, Alternative Birth

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The bible of cesarean prevention. Wall Street Journal A landmark event, which will change the course of obstetric care by giving parents the informtion they need to make the decisions that are best for their own families. Comprehensive, highly readable, sensitive . . . should be read by everyone who cares about someone. Marian Tompson Director, Alternative Birth Crisis Coalition American Academy of Medicine Required reading for all childbirth professionals and prospective parents. Journal of Gynecological Nursing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897890274
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/25/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
466
Sales rank:
1,043,734
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

NANCY WAINER COHEN co-founded C/SEC, Inc., the first and now the largest cesarean organization in the country, in 1973 and is a consultant and advisor to the Cesarean Prevention Movement. She is a leading authority on VBAC and has counseled thousands of women on the subject since 1972. Her many articles have dealt with VBAC, cesarean prevention, and positive birthing. /e Her personal birthing history includes a cesarean delivery for her first child, a vaginal birth in the hospital for her second child, and a vaginal birth at home for her third.

LOIS J. ESTNER, formerly an English teacher, is a VBAC mother, La Leche League leader, and counselor on the topics of breastfeeding, childbirth, and cesarean prevention.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The hospital in the rural community in which I live has recently decided to no longer allow VBAC deliveries. When I delivered my last two children they had yet to allow VBAC deliveries, so I chose to travel an hour to the nearest hospital thoughtful enough to provide this service. In 1986 and 1988 I delivered two wonderfully healthy children vaginally, after having had a previous C-Section. 'Silent Knife' inspired me to do so, as the basic message was simply that our bodies heal -- that's what they were made to do. When an indication for surgery exists, then certainly the medical professionals must present the option and inform the prospective parents of the risks and benefits. To completely deprive pregnant women of the opportunity to deliver vaginally after a C-Section, simply on the basis that she has previously delivered a child via C-Section, without any other indication for surgery, is wrong. The authors of 'Silent Knife' wish simply to inform women of their right to choose the manner in which they give birth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all the book descriptions I read everyone of them made wonderfull acclaimations toward this book. So when I bought it and started reading it I was very surprised. It is very opinionated, one-sided, disapproving of all medical physicians, exaggerated, and very often the case completely untrue. In just the first two chapters I have found quite a few wrongfull accusations, in appropriately emphasized quotes, and exaggerated statistics. Not only that, but the statistics that were used were from the 1970's! There is no up to date information in this book and I am very disappointed. Please... if you want to buy a book to get to understand VBAC and Cesarean Section better, use any book but this one. This is more of a windy editorial than an actual representation of what to expect for a VBAC and to prevent a Cesarean. After reading this book I was mortified to the point of tears at how the authors made me feel I was such a failure as a woman because I had a C-Section and how my doctor was waiting by my bed the whole labor for the moment when he could pounce and rip my belly open. This is a HORRID HORRID book!
kjoni More than 1 year ago
.My first pregnancy was a Cesarean birth in 1982. In 1985, I was pregnant with twins and wanted a chance to have a vaginal birth.  There were plenty of books about C-Sections.  Back in those days it was taboo to have a VBAC especially since my second pregnancy was twins.  I actually called the author and she adequately answered my tough questions. I waited till I was 36 weeks pregnant and left for Indianapolis, IN where they had done many VBAC deliveries successfully.  The delivery of my twins was no exception.  It was joyous to have had the opportunity to have a vaginal birth.  This book was my bible in a day and age when it was accepted and expected to have a second C-section.  Thank goodness this book was around in 1985 for me!  The book has many inspirational chapters.  My favorite addressed laboring and pain which I have used to assist in control of pain to this very day.  Today I am a nurse who is able to see through the “scare tactics” that the “Horrid” reviewer stated she experienced with her read.  I sat in on my daughter’s second pregnancy with the Obstetrician using her repertoire of scare tactics of why she should have a second C-Section.   What is scary to me is to not have a knowledge base of both sides to make the right decision for yourself.  
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't let Miranda's sadness over her own c/section put you off this marvelous book! I feel sorry for Miranda and hope she comes to terms with her pain. This book is incredible and a real help. It is timeless and accurate and a must read for any pregnant woman who wants to avoid teh knife to give birth. our bodies were degisned by God to give birth, so get this book for your own empowerment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe any woman who has had a cesarean knows that she has been robbed. Unless needed in case of an emergency, many cesarean sections are unnecessary. One in four women in America give birth by c-section. I have a hard time believing that so many women are incapable of giving birth naturally. This is a beautiful book that gives hope to those women out there that have been told they 'can't'. Vaginal birth after cesarean is possible and very empowering for mothers. Excellent read!!!