Birthing from Within An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

ISBN-10: 0965987302
ISBN-13: 9780965987301
Edition: 1998
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Partera Press
Publication date: 7/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 331
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage, not as a medical event, but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife’s role, and a look at the father’s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what do expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment;Birthing From Withinprovides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Beginning Your Journey
Finding Your Question
Emptying Your Mind
Worry is the Work of Pregnancy
Connecting With Other Women
Eating in Awareness
The Art of Birthing
Black Cloud Over Birth
Birth Art Teaches
Taking The Plunge
Discovery Through Drawing and Painting
How Birth Art Helped Donna Become a Mother
Revelations Through Clay
Preserving Your Shape Shift: Making a Belly Cast
Birth Art and Insights from Professional Artists
Preparing Your Birth Place
Ask Questions Before Your Chile is Roasted
Where Mothers Build Their Nests
Childbirth as a Rite of Passage
The Birth Plan Trap
Birthing With Wolves
Home Birth
Being Powerful in Birth
Even Paper Tigers Can Bite
Labor Means Hard Work
Out of Control: How to "Lose It" In Labor
These Bones Were Made for Birthin'
Stand and Deliver
How to Give Birth if You Need a Cesarean
Being at a Birth Doesn't Make a Man a Father
Fathers and Birth Companions
Getting Dads Involved
Pitfalls of Labor Coaching
What's Father To Do?
The First Moments
Laborland Etiquette
Gathering Information: Guidelines for Making Decisions and Giving Informed Consent
Birthing Through Pain
Introduction
Looking for a Way Out
Exploring Beliefs and Attitudes About Pain
Endorphins
The Ecology of Pain
Don't Give Birth Without a Doula
Proven Pain Techniques
The Compassionate Use of Drugs and Epidurals
Gestating Parenthood
Gestating Motherhood
Baby-proofing Your Marriage
Swaddling the New Parents
Preserving Your Birth Memories
Afterword: Birth as an Adventure
Special Diets for Special Situations
Breech Tilt
Worksheets for Learning the Pain Techniques
Reminder Cards
Circumcision
Notes
Index

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