Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally

Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally

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By (author) Janet Balaskas

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  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 229mm x 23mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 31 December 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Boston, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1558320385
  • ISBN 13: 9781558320383
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 7,538

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Recommends squatting, sitting, and kneeling postions for childbirth, explains the advantages of this approach, and demonstrates helpful stretching exercises.

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PRAISE for ACTIVE BIRTH ""Active Birth" will inspire and instruct those who want to give birth through their own efforts by following their own instincts." - Penny Simkin, author of" Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn " "An empowering approach to labor and birth." - Barbara Katz Rothman, author of "In Labor "and "Recreating Motherhood " "Clearly written, carefully documented, and copiously illustrated, this new edition celebrates the inherent wisdom of women's birthing instincts. It also serves up a complete course of preparation to guide those of us who need to be reminded just how natural childbirth can be." - Adrienne B. Lieberman, author of "Giving Birth" and "Easing Labor Pain" "This book strips away the false complexity of modern obstetrics. Read this book. Claim its wisdom." - Robert Scaer, co-author of "A Good Birth, A Safe Birth" "Janet Balaskas captures the psychological essence of giving birth and the spirit of active participation so important to a woman's self-esteem during pregnancy and delivery." - Gayle Peterson, Ph.D., author of "Birthing Normally "and "An Easier Childbirth"