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The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

by Henci Goer

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Though by now overdue for an update, this books has a lot of benefit for women who are looking for a more intellectual approach to the subject of childbirth. The book is well-organized, with chapter-by-chapter summaries of what specific steps moms-to-be might take in certain situations and of the medical literature on each subject. ( )
  jholcomb | Feb 5, 2012 |
Probably the most useful book on pregnancy I've read. Highly recommended. ( )
  eslee | Aug 3, 2009 |
An excellent, straightforward pregnancy book for the woman who wants to consider all of her options - without an OB breathing down her neck! Very informative and helpful. ( )
1 vote Luxx | Jan 12, 2008 |
A must read for any expectant mother. Full of well balanced and factual information regarding the pros and cons of different types of childbirth. ( )
  blog_antagonist | Feb 17, 2007 |
Fantastic book with a half an inch thick of citations. The author really did her research. Tells the truth you normally don't hear about C-sections, pitocin, epidurals, episiotomies, and other high-tech interventions. There are a lot of risks and side effects the medical establishment doesn't want you to know.

If you want a natural childbirth, READ THIS BOOK! If you think you want a C-section or an epidural and think it's not a big deal, READ THIS BOOK! ( )
1 vote ammichaels | Feb 13, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399525173, Paperback)

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 . . .

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:27 -0400)

Provides information on the newest childbirth procedures and options, discussing such topics as cesareans, obstetricians and midwives, alternative birthing methods, medications, fetal monitoring, and Lamaze classes.

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