Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide To Natural Childbirth And Gentle Early Parenting Choices by Sarah BuckleyGentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide To Natural Childbirth And Gentle Early Parenting Choices by Sarah Buckley

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide To Natural Childbirth And Gentle Early Parenting…

bySarah BuckleyForeword byIna May Gaskin

Paperback | December 2, 2008

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An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children.

Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.
SARAH BUCKLEY, MD, is an internationally known authority on natural birthing and parenting choices. She has published numerous articles in Mothering magazine and Midwifery Today. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.  THE AUTHOR SCOOPHow long did it take you to write this book?Around ten years since I wrote the first material, and around 9...
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Title:Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide To Natural Childbirth And Gentle Early Parenting…Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.83 inPublished:December 2, 2008Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1587613220

ISBN - 13:9781587613227

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must-Read! Offers a unique perspective on birth coming from a Doctor who herself chose to homebirth her four children. Her research is well founded and the advice given promotes biologically appropriate parenting behaviours. The tone of the book suggests that birth is a sacred and natural event and offers ways to achieve this through gentle birth choices. A must-read for all mothers, whether expecting for the first time or having subsequent children.
Date published: 2011-03-17