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Gentle Birth Choices

Edition 3
Overall Rating Rating 4.5  |  2 reviews  |  Write a review
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    Birth as every woman would like it to be

    . Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families

    . Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births

    . More than 32,000 c......more
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Birth as every woman would like it to be

. Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families

. Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births

. More than 32,000 copies sold of the original edition

New parents are faced with a myriad of choices about pregnancy, labor, and birth. In Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper, renowned childbirth advocate, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps to clarify these choices and shows how to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. She dispels medical myths and reimagines birth without fear, pain, or violence. Harper explains the numerous gentle birth choices available, including giving birth in an independent birth center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room; finding a primary caregiver who shares your philosophy of birth; and deciding how to best use current technologies. She also provides practical advice for couples wishing to explore the option of using a doula or water during labor and birth to avoid the unwanted effects of drugs and epidurals.

The Gentle Birth Choices DVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and six actual births that illustrate the options of water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth after a prior Cesarean section. The DVD clearly reveals the strength of women during childbirth and the healthy and happy outcome of women exercising gentle birth choices. It is a powerful instructional tool, not only for expectant parents, but also for midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.

Barbara Harper's passion for natural birth led to the founding in 1988 of Global Maternal/Child Health Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and research about natural childbirth. She lectures worldwide on maternity care reform and water birth.A  She lives outside of Portland, Oregon.

Harper, Barbara
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
Healing Arts Pr
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  • A must read

    All women should read this book if thier is any way they may ever become pregnant. This book will enlighten you to the way birth should be. The right pregnancy book makes all the difference.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Informative and interesting

    I would say that parts of this book have been really really helpful in my prep for a natural childbirth at a birth center. There have been some things to wade through that I would categorize as "new age" and not particularly where I am at, however, the sections on midwifery and water birth and the general approach to the book has been very helpful to me. I appreciate the author's compassion for women in labor and also the historical bits about how changes in maternity care have come about. Recommendable for women wanting home births, a birth center birth or even those interested in choosing a midwife and/or doula as part of their birthing experience.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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