Heart and Hands, Fifth Edition: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

Heart and Hands, Fifth Edition: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

by Elizabeth Davis

Paperback(5th Revised, Updated ed.)

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Overview

A fully revised and updated 2019 edition of the classic guide to birth assisting for midwives and parents-to-be, from an internationally renowned expert and certified midwife
 
“The wisdom of this work is as old as time.”—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom 
 
For more than three decades, Heart & Hands has been a trustworthy and beloved resource for parents and professionals alike, delivering invaluable knowledge on what to expect during each stage of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery. This completely revised edition includes the latest research on the microbiome, updated lab tests, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and help for trauma survivors.
 
Aspiring and veteran midwives alike will appreciate Davis’s emphasis on non-intervention and the woman-centered birth experience, and expectant parents will find comprehensive answers to their questions about natural approaches to pregnancy, birth, and working with a midwife. Parents will also learn about the home birth process, which allows them to plan their own unique birth experience in a more personalized and intimate birthing environment. Combining time-honored teachings with the most current obstetric techniques, this essential reference empowers birthing helpers and parents to embrace the full childbearing experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607742432
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Edition description: 5th Revised, Updated ed.
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 479,497
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Davis has been a midwife, women’s health care specialist, educator, and consultant for more than 30 years. She served as president of the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council for the United States. She holds a degree in holistic maternity care from Antioch University, and is certified by the North American Registry of Midwives.

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