The New Experience of Childbirth
Childbirth is one of the most important and powerful events in a woman's life - and yet many women look back on it as an ordeal. Sheila Kitzinger, acknowledged around the world as an expert in the psychological, social and physiological aspects of birth, has rewritten her first book for today's women. Herself a mother of five, all born at home, she believes that birth can be a positive and deeply satisfying experience. She co-created the teacher training scheme of the National Childbirth Trust, and was the first person to introduce couple's classes, pregnancy and postnatal counselling, and birth companions to give personal support and help in childbirth. Written with warmth, elegance and understanding, THE NEW EXPERIENCE OF CHILDBIRTH explores emotional as well as the physical elements in childbirth and is essential reading for every mother- (and father-) to be.
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- Paperback | 272 pages
- 134 x 214 x 22mm | 322.05g
- 15 Apr 2004
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
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...invaluable pregnancy reading that will stave off any feelings of 'my body's not my own'... One of the few books of this genre to go into the oft-ignored aspect of the psychological impact of being pregnant. A sensitively written, warm and witty book. PREGNANCY 'Sheila Kitzinger's contribution to the childbirth genre stood out from the crowd... What sets it apart is the author's absorbing social and political perspective.' THE LANCET
About Sheila Kitzinger
Sheila Kitzinger is respected internationally as a leading authority on women's experiences of pregnancy and childbirth.