Believe it or not this was my favorite book
about natural childbirth I received it as a sort of gag gift but it turned out to be extremely natural childbirth I received it as a sort of gag gift but it turned out to be extremely and helpful I d recommend it to anyone considering natural childbirth Clear succinct complete A satisfying overview of natural birth encompassing hospital birthing center and homebirth settings A great launch point for further researchWritten with intelligence encouragement and practicality A perfect orientation to all things relative to natural birth from pregnancy through breastfeeding Overall a good book What I liked about the book is how positive it was that a woman can have a natural childbirth My main dislikes was how much it pushed for the home birth experience the negativity towards medical professionals and their claim that child birth can be Painless I am now expecting Number 5 and have never gone natural but I am this time around If there is one thing I know is that childbirth DOES hurt I ust wanted help for coping strategies The book offers good insights and suggestions although I will not be applying it in its entirety Overall this book was extremely helpful for me to understand what is at stake with natural birthing and plan my baby s birth accordingly I personally found chapters 17 and on to be most useful so I m glad I persisted in reading as this book rubbed me the wrong way initially There were two main reasons for this 1 the tendency the author has to cite statistics without any link to actual studies and 2 her pretty Manichean stance against hospitals birthing centers Maybe these two things have to do with the fact that the version I read was written in 2009 and some progress has been made both in citing sources in writing even for the layman and in taking natural birthing into account in medical structures As a first time mommy in waiting and a newcomer "to the world of natural birth this book seemed like the ideal choice It is written "the world of natural birth this book seemed like the ideal choice It is written a seasoned ualified certified practicing midwife CPM The book is broken into 6 sections covering everything from the very beginning of your pregnancy to postpartum At the end of each chapter there "are a few bullet points highlighting the least you need to know I found this helpful if "a few bullet points highlighting the least you need to know I found this helpful if were to ust skim a chapter of two to get the basics If you really are completely clueless on natural birth this would be a great place to start I however found that a lot of the info in here I already knew so I would only come back to this for reference I am planning a home birth and while it is somewhat covered in the book West spends the majority of the time talking about how to prepare for the battle to have a natural birth at a hospital or birthing center I definitely took away some great info and tips on doulas childbirth classes and breastfeeding The rest though I think I ll leave for the complete idiots Great overall information regarding birth without intervention I felt it was balanced yet contained info and techniues not found in the most common pregnancy books Must read if even slightly considering natural childbirth approach I picked this book up at the library because I was merely considering a natural childbirth much less than halfway through I was convi. Thoughtful planning so mom and her supporters are ready when the baby is A midwife helps expecting mothers decide how natural they want their labor to be what birthing methods are available and the type of professional.
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a midwife or doula s pockets while endangering themselves and their childSo skip the book Natural birth isn t special Billions of women have done it and continue to while wishing they had 110th the resources the rich white women buying this book have Natural childbirth isn t empowering and it doesn t make you special the end It will happen to literally every single pregnant woman if she doesn t allow interventions The reasons for different interventions may save your kids life but whatever focus on the process and not the outcome if you mustIf you have reasons for wanting to avoid medical intervention that aren t pure narcissism then you literally need 3 things 1 Coping mechanisms for pain Find resources on coping with severe acute pain without medical intervention likely emergency survival guides because pretty much only those in a real life crisis refuse pain relief if it is actually available and they are in pain so coping with acute pain ust to feel special isn t a topic widely covered and honestly reflect online a midwife or doula s pockets while endangering themselves and their childSo
why that might be It s pretty ridiculously stupid and you re probably doing it for stupid reasons because copingthat might be It s pretty ridiculously stupid and you re probably doing it for stupid reasons because coping chronic pain is a different animal and books on that won t help 2 The ability to say you don t want medical interventions or someone to say it for you you don t even need a birth plan Challengeri sügavik just say what you want and don t want if you re such a birth warrior it shouldn t be hard and 3 The actual medical knowledge to know when interventions really are appropriate FYI lay midwives cpms and even a good portion of cnms doing homebirths DO NOT have this knowledge because if they did they simply wouldn t be risking your baby s life They do what they do based on ideology and not science or safety Like this book they knowust what to say to lure you in then when the S hits the fan you watch them fall apart and everyone in the natural childbirth community turns their back on you and tells you that you didn t do enough research Sound like fun The Vag Badge isn t worth killing your baby over Again the natural childbirth literature won t educate you on this topic whatsoever any than the Holy Bible has a chapter on saltwater osmosis It WILL make you feel special and it will make you feel like you have special secret knowledge other people aren t gifted enough to understand but sorry it s ust your egoAt the end of the day go to a hospital and say you don t want pain medication regardless of how insanely stupid that sounds stick with it and listen to your doctor when they say you actually NEED something You can get over a shitty birth experience but you ll never get over losing your child because you re a narcissist obsessed with a process rather than the outcome a safe healthy child If your kid the authors of these books won t send you their condolences and whatever provider is seeing you at home than likely has no malpractice insurance not that it would salve the death of a baby anyway If the thought of giving birth on your back in a hospital bed makes you feel helpless and hopeless imagine how helpless you feel when your totally frivolous choices kill your kid. Thoritys vetting Expert author is a certified professional midwife and certified hypno birthing childbirth educator Covers all aspects of natural birthing from planning before women become pregnant through breastfeeding. Nced that natural childbirth is the route for me Just finished the book and I d already like to re read it It s very informative educational and empowering Highly recommended to anyone even thinking of a natural childbirth The you learn the confident you will feel about your abilities to transcend what has become the norm in modern America get back to your roots as a woman and trust your body to do what it is designed to do give birth I also REALLY liked the idiot s guide to natural childbirth She presents all sides to the issues and is ust very uplifting and positive Basically whatever you choose for your birththat s your choice Just know all sides of the issues and choose "WITH ALL THE INFORMATI I WANTED "all the informati I wanted review techniues for laboring naturally whether or not I actually was going to deliver naturally I was avoiding this book at first because it Antwerp just seems so cliche and maybe a little offensive I m not an idiot But as I was pulling books off the library shelf Iust grabbed this one anyway I really liked how it was organized and fairly to the point Lots of pregnancydelivery books are kind of cheesy This one was fairly limited on the cheese it set forth a lot of important information without making cheesy Varadero y Habana Maravillosa jokes or sharing women s personal stories sometimes those can be nice but mostly Iust wanted the info I didn t care to hear Jenny s and Amanda s and Lindsey s etc birthing stories Because you basically need to be an idiotThis is a terrible book which we obviously know has an agenda from the title No problem there If you want a natural childbirth then you re looking for information on that subject Reviewers keep talking about how balanced of a book it is and that is solely because they don t realize how much propaganda is being pushed on them from the natural
ideology side The authors couch or misrepresent things in a way that their ideas seem balanced but when they aren t outright lying they re selling a product that doesn t seem like a product ncb natural childbirth ideology I m surprised they don t go door to door because it s truly a religion they try to convert people to ust read how many people say they were unsure but the book convinced themNo homebirth is not safe no the study you read isn t accurate and no you won t educate yourself on the topic by reading natural childbirth books or websites You re playing with fire and if you want to uggle with it on the single most dangerous day of your kids life from age 0 18 then go ahead but don t believe the liesRecently a celebrity lost her 11 pound baby at a home birth which she arranged because the hospital was making her choose between a doula and her spouse due to covid 19 and a friend of mine spat that she had no sympathy for the parents at all they were morons that should have known better I pretty much agreed About a week later in preparation for my 6th child s birth I reread the book to see if there were any tidbits of help I may have forgotten since I had a home birth 10 years ago with my first There was absolutely nothing of use in the book because now I know better and up from down with these religious zealots but it instantly made me remember how otherwise intelligent peop. They want present It helps women weigh factors prepare mentally make important decisions and plan ahead for successful delivery and beyond Only book covering the spectrum of natural birthing methods and has a medical au.childbirth ideology side The authors couch or misrepresent things in a way that