Your Pregnancy, Your Way: Everything You Need to Know about Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth

Your Pregnancy, Your Way: Everything You Need to Know about Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738219103
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 809,987
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Allison Hill received her MD from Loyola University in Chicago and completed her residency in OB/GYN at Los Angeles County–USC School of Medicine. Dr. Hill is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. She is a past Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN and currently serves as the Vice Chief-of-Staff at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was also one of the featured doctors on the acclaimed Discovery Health Network reality show, Deliver Me. Dr. Hill has been in private practice for more than 15 years. The mother of two children, she enjoys spending time with her kids, yoga and running.

Sheila Curry Oakes is a writer who has collaborated on books with numerous experts in the fields of women's health and wellness, parenting, and personal growth. A former publishing professional, she lives with her family outside of New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

1 What Does A "Natural" Birth Mean, Anyway? 1

2 Science, Emotion, and Tradition-And How They Influence Your Ob-Gyn 11

3 Natural Choices-About Eating, Exercise, Environment, and More 23

4 Choosing Who, Where, and How-From MDs to Midwives, Hospitals to Home 69

5 Is This Test or Intervention Necessary? 117

6 Expecting the Unexpected-Pregnancy Risks and Complications 143

7 What You Need to Know, and Need to Ask, About Labor 185

8 Interventions in the Delivery Room: Exception or Rule? 215

9 The Unpredictable, Wonderful, Very Special Day 259

10 After Delivery 277

11 Solutions for a Better Birth Experience 319

Resources 325

Notes 327

Index 333

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