The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth

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Overview

For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and healthiest childbirth.

Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738215068
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Series: A Merloyd Lawrence Book Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 123,224
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marshall H. Klaus, MD, internationally known neonatologist, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Distinguished pediatrician John H. Kennell, MD, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve Medical School. Psychotherapist Phyllis H. Klaus, MFT, LMSW, is widely known for her practice and teaching of the psychology of pregnancy.
 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments for Third Edition ix

Introduction to Third Edition xi

1 The Need for Support in Labor 1

2 The Special Role of the Doula 13

3 Enhancing the Birth Experience 31

4 Reducing Discomfort, Pain, and Anxiety in Childbirth 51

5 Obstetric Benefits of Doula Support 77

6 Longer-Term Benefits of Doula Support 103

7 Birth with a Doula 117

8 A Father's True Role 135

9 A Female Relative or Close Friend Trained as a Doula 153

10 Postpartum Care 167

Appendix A The Training of a Doula 191

Appendix B Relaxation, Visualization, and Self-Hypnosis Exercises for Pregnancy, Labor, Birth, and Breastfeeding 211

Appendix C Characteristics of Randomized Clinical Trials of Labor Support 227

Appendix D Resources 229

Notes 233

Index 239

About the Authors 249

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The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
twinnels More than 1 year ago
I've read several books now on my quest to become a Doula and this was my favorite so far! Great for anyone that is expecting or that is considering being or hiring a Doula.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great read, with good citations and a lifetime of work that has changed a nation!
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