A Wise Birth: Bringing Together the Best of Natural Childbirth with Modern MedicinePaperback
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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: 394,700
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.
"Penny Armstrong is a symbol of the revival of midwifery." -Michael Odent, obstetrician and author"