The Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide To Childbirth For Dads, Partners, Doulas, And All Other Labor Companions

October 9, 2018|
The Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide To Childbirth For Dads, Partners, Doulas, And All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin
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Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, partners, friends, relatives, and doulas have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother, from her last trimester through the early postpartum period.

Now fully revised in its fifth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide to helping a woman through labor and birth, and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. The Birth Partner includes thorough information on:

  • Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun
  • Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way
  • Epidurals and other medications for labor
  • Pitocin and other means, including natural ones, to induce or speed up labor
  • Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain
  • Cesarean birth and complications that may require it
  • Breastfeeding and newborn care
  • and much more
For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.
Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist, childbirth educator, doula, and birth counselor. She is nationally recognized as a premier authority on childbirth, having helped 9,000 expecting women and birth partners in childbirth and attended hundreds of couples though the birth process. Simkin is a prolific author and serves on more tha...
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Title:The Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide To Childbirth For Dads, Partners, Doulas, And All Other Labor Companions
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:440 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:440 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:October 9, 2018
Publisher:Harvard Common Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781558329102

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