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From the PublisherThis guide includes everything I want my patients to know. Making decisions depends on knowing what to ask the healthcare provider. This book informs parents on the options to consider and the questions to ask. An excellent resource that supports the Mother-Friendly model of care, highly recommended.
—Tami Michele, DO; FACOOG; OB/GYN; CIMS Board Member, Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
The ICEA Guide is a comprehensive and trustworthy source of information on pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Expectant parents can count on a realistic, step-by-step approach to prepare them for a healthy or a complicated birth. ICEA understands that each woman and pregnancy is unique and trusts mothers and families to make their own best decisions based on knowing the benefits and risks of available options and their own personal values.
—Nicette Jukelevics, MA, ICCE -author of Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions and publisher of www.vbac.com
Living up to its motto, "Freedom to Make Decisions Based on Knowledge of Alternatives" the ICEA Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth gives parents an understanding of terminology, explanations, and questions to consider when making all important decisions. As it moves from pregnancy to postpartum, tables and illustrations improve understanding of the information new parents need to ask questions and participate in their care. This guide is just as appropriate for partners as it is for mothers and truly improves informed consent and refusal.
— Barbara A. Hotelling, MSN, WHNP-BC, LCCE, CD(DONA)
This book contains very useful tools for interviewing doctors , nurses , and hospitals when making decisions about where to give birth and whom to select as your care providers.
—Celeste R. Phillips, RN, EdD