The Thinking Woman's Guide To A Better Birth

Paperback | August 1, 1999

byHenci Goer

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As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice.

Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers:

  • Cesareans
  • Breech babies
  • Inducing labor
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring
  • Rupturing Membranes
  • Coping with slow labor
  • Pain medication
  • Epistiotomy
  • Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean
  • Doulas
  • Deciding on a doctor or midwife
  • Choosing where to have your baby
  • and much more . . .

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Certified Lamaze instructor and activist Henci Goer brings women the carefully researched facts they'll want to have. With the complete rundown on modern pregnancy and childbirth, this book contains a multitude of tips and advice any expectant mother should have. 

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As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and p...

Henci Goer is a certified Lamaze instructor and a doula (professional labor support). She is a founding member of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, a group made up of organizations and individuals involved with maternity care in the US and fighting for a mother-friendly childbirth environment. Her articles on pregnancy an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.9 × 5.99 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399525173

ISBN - 13:9780399525179

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Certified Lamaze instructor and activist Henci Goer brings women the carefully researched facts they'll want to have. With the complete rundown on modern pregnancy and childbirth, this book contains a multitude of tips and advice any expectant mother should have.