The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion

The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion

A Step-by-step Guide to Creating the Best Birthing Plan for A Safe, Less Painful, and Successful Delivery for You and your Baby

eBook - 2012
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How to give birth is the most important decision of a woman's pregnancy, but navigating the maze of options is overwhelming. TheComplete Illustrated Birthing Companion clearly lays out the process for eight successful birthing plans from home births and hospital births to a natural unmedicated delivery and C-sections. Each path outlines the latest research on every technique and procedure from water birthing to medications and includes "Real Deal" and "Inside Information" sections that detail the huge variations parents-to-be sometimes encounter. Written by an OB/GYN, nurse/midwife, and neonatal nurse, this photo-filled essential guide presents the most balanced and comprehensive perspective on all aspects of delivery today including red flags that indicate when another birthing plan may be more appropriate as well as helpful strategies and trimester-by-trimester schedules for the smoothest birth experience possible.

Publisher: Beverly, Mass. : Fair Winds Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781610586245
Characteristics: 1 online resource (224 pages :) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Additional Contributors: French, Amanda V.


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May 26, 2014

Very helpful overview of different birth plans and methods of delivery. Great for first time pregnancies and people trying to decide what kind of delivery to choose. Balanced advice without bias.

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