A Wise Birth: Bringing Together the Best of Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine

A Wise Birth: Bringing Together the Best of Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine

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By (author) Penny Armstrong, By (author) Sheryl Feldman, Foreword by Sheila Kitzinger

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  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 22mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905177038
  • ISBN 13: 9781905177035
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 342,681

Product description

This work is an informative exploration of the politics behind modern child-birthing strategies. This thoroughly researched and well written volume explores the multitude of issues that can influence the way women give birth in modern society. "A Wise Birth" makes a detailed examination of all the main areas of influence, from different cultural backgrounds, medical histories, psychology, and relationships, to technology and modern medicines. This informative volume is a must read for all expectant parents interested in the politics of birth, midwives, childbirth educators and obstetricians.

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Penny Armstrong is a recognised midwife and natural childbirth advocate. Sheryl Feldman is a writer and women's care advocate.

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"Penny Armstrong is a symbol of the revival of midwifery." -Michael Odent, obstetrician and author"