The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

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by Henci Goer
     
 

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As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice.

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As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice.

Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers:

  • Cesareans
  • Breech babies
  • Inducing labor
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring
  • Rupturing Membranes
  • Coping with slow labor
  • Pain medication
  • Epistiotomy
  • Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean
  • Doulas
  • Deciding on a doctor or midwife
  • Choosing where to have your baby
  • and much more . . .

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440674303
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
373,970
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Penny Simkin
In Henci Goer, thinking women have a champion, and maternity caregivers have a challenger. Henci has applied her impressive intellect, wisdom, writing skills, common sense, and wit to produce The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth. She analyzes and makes sense of a prodigious amount of recent obstetric research, boils it down, and summarizes its findings. And, on the basis of these findings, she makes practical recommendations for better births. Not one to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, Henci lets the reader in on her whole thinking process, providing scientific references, summaries of the articles, and logical recommendations-all in a highly readable, user-friendly format.
Penny Simkin, P.T. internationally known speaker, birth educator, doula, doula-trainer co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn and author of The Birth Partner
Don Creevy
With the help of this book, any intelligent person can obtain the information necessary to make informed choices. This unique book will provide the tools and confidence to have the best possible birth experience.
Don Creevy, M.D., FACOG obstetrician-gynecologist,Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University Medical School
Maureen P. Corry
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth puts the power of the latest scientific research into the hands of women to help them discern the facts from the myths and make informed decisions about their maternity care.
Maureen P. Corry, M.P.H. Executive Director, Maternity Center Association

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