The Birth Partner - Revised 3rd Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin

The Birth Partner - Revised 3rd Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All…

byPenny Simkin

Paperback | January 15, 2008

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Since the original publication of The Birth Partner in 1989, new mothers’ mates, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin’s guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its third edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event.
 
This completely updated edition 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;
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.

About The Author

Penny Simkin, P.T., 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 t...

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Title:The Birth Partner - Revised 3rd Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All…Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.12 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Harvard Common PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1558323570

ISBN - 13:9781558323575

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PRAISE for THE BIRTH PARTNER   "Penny Simkin shows how giving support in childbirth is not only a matter of helping a woman through labor and delivery-important though that is-but also of enabling her to cherish a meaningful memory of birth." - Sheila Kitzinger, author of Rediscovering Birth and The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth   "A clearly written book that describes what really happens in our maternity units. I recommend it highly for both parents and a supportive friend." - Marshall Klaus, M.D., author of Bonding, Your Amazing Newborn and Mothering the Mother