Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices

Paperback - 2009
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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.
Published: Berkeley : Celestial Arts, 2009.
ISBN: 9781587613227
1587613220
Branch Call Number: 618.45 BUC
Characteristics: 348 p. ;,23 cm.

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scottymcpee
Mar 26, 2012

I loved this book but it would not be for someone who isn't familiar with medical terminology. It was a complete description of birth and the physiology that happens in a women's body during pregnacy, labor and delivery.

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eastofmain
Jan 24, 2012

I really did not enjoy this book. The author swings from very scientific descriptions of options and treatments to the extreme opposite. It made for very difficult reading but if you want to have a review of the medical literature this is probably the book for you.

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