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Home Birth On Your Own Terms

Author : Heather Baker
ISBN : 1090520166
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Are you looking for a freebirth plan? With the ever climbing epidemic of birth violence inflicted by medical professionals and the constraints birth attendants now have upon them, it's no surprise that parents are taking a stand and birthing the way they so desire. This manual contains all the information you need to give birth at home by yourselves. Get your body and mind prepared for a natural geared pregnancy and birth, where you make all the rules and decisions... This book covers: * how to do your own prenatal care * common discomforts in pregnancy * herbal and homeopathy uses * supplies you need for your birth * labor stages and how to manage them * birth affirmations * avoiding issues and complications * what to do for emergencies * postpartum care for mom and baby * how to register you baby with the state * unassisted birth stories This book is packed with photographs!! A MUST HAVE, especially in places that have little to no access to quality medical care/hospitals near the birthing mother. Reviews: "A valuable resource to prepare for your freebirth" "This book shows you how to freebirth. Giving you the information you need to control your birth and have peace with that decision." "This is the book every pregnant woman, whether she decides to birth unassisted or not, should have in her library. It is extremely informative, yet inspiring and empowering." ~Julia, Labor Assistant "Home Birth On Your Own Terms is a great first stop on your journey to having an unassisted birth. If only every birthing person could know this option, and assess for themselves if this is a safe, viable option for them. Home Birth On Your Own Terms provides confidence through first-hand accounts of births AND the appropriate precautions for people to make the best choices for their birth. For anyone considering their birth options, this is an eye opener to see beyond the systemically prescribed birthing process. This book gives another perspective on what is absolutely possible, empowering, safe and healthy births." ~ Vera Kevic, Doula "A wealth of information in one place."

Home Birth

Author : Mary L. Nolan
ISBN : 9781136865138
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The rhetoric of choice is much used in UK health policy and home birth is one of the three options that women are entitled to choose between when deciding where to have their baby. However, many women making this choice run into considerable opposition from the maternity service. Home Birth: the politics of difficult choices focuses on the experiences of women whose choices were opposed by health professionals during their pregnancy journey. It confronts why and how women are being denied home birth and raises some challenging issues for current midwifery practice. Using ten women’s narratives, this important volume explores why women might want to give birth at home and considers ideas of risk and informed choice in pregnancy and birth. The book includes chapters on communication and language; fear and stress; advocacy and autonomy; fathers’ experience of contested place of birth and free birthing. Pointers to best practice are presented whilst the text incorporates women’s narratives throughout, making this a practical and relevant read for midwifery students as well as practising midwives and childbirth educators, all of whom have a duty to make home birth a real option for women.

The Homebirth Handbook

Author : Annie Francis
ISBN : 9781473528093
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The majority of babies throughout the world are born at home and it is mainly in developed countries (and mostly in the past few decades) that going to hospital to have your baby has become the norm. This is all set to change as more and more evidence comes to light about the positive outcomes of homebirths. With inspirational stories from women who have had successful homebirth experiences, you'll find out: -Why women are perfectly designed to give birth -What the evidence says about the best place to give birth -The myths surrounding childbirth at home -How to plan for a homebirth and what you need on the day -What your choices of pain relief are -What the possible risks and complications might be Practical and reassuring, The Homebirth Handbook provides all the information you need to feel completely prepared and excited to welcome your baby in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Successful Home Birth And Midwifery

Author : Eva Abraham-Van der Mark
ISBN : 905589060X
Genre : Childbirth at home
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"In most of the industrialized Western world, the birth process has been almost completely removed from the domain of the woman and the family into the realm of technocratic specialists. To imagine that there exists an industrialized country, the Netherlands, with all the resources of modern medicine, of pharmacology and surgery, where women and care providers actively espouse a noninterventionist stance in childbirth, has always been one of the great puzzles, paradoxes, and revelations in our field. This book traces this most anomalous phenomenon."--Back cover.

Home Birth

Author : Alice Gilgoff
ISBN : 9781504029421
Genre : Medical
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For women who believe that childbirth is a normal event, and that hospitals are places to treat illness, home birth with a licensed professional midwife is a safe and viable option. Unlike the rest of the world where home birth and midwifery are the norm, Western society has captured the traditional childbirth model and recreated it as a high-tech pathological event fraught with dangerous interventions. Yet, the United States continues to rank 20th or worse in United Nations statistics of maternal and infant mortality. When this book was first published in 1978, the convergence of the back-to-nature and feminist movements—and the rise of consumer advocacy in health care—contributed to a growing home birth movement. Today, a 40% cesarean rate and the universal acceptance of stay-in-bed electronic fetal monitoring, an unproven technology, are just two of the common hospital occurrences that keep some women at home for childbirth. Midwife comes from the German word that translates as “with woman.” Research has shown that the close observation of an educated and caring woman makes birth complications predictable or preventable. Studies published in medical literature have documented that the care of educated, professional midwives is equal to or better than that of medical doctors, whether the birth takes place in the home or hospital. Home Birth reports on this research, as well as personal, practical stories of real childbearing families. The book reviews typical birth practices and gives advice on preparing both the family and the home for the event. There is also a chapter on preparing for hospital birth, should a transport in labor become necessary.

How To Prepare For Home Birth

Author : Shantel Silbernagel
ISBN : 9781510751453
Genre : Family & Relationships
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For First-, Second-, or Third-Time Moms, Single Parents, Same-Sex Parents, and More—This Isn’t Your Typical “Birth Story” Book! With an exciting collection of personal narratives, How to Prepare for Home Birth sheds light on the varied and fascinating experiences of women choosing home birth. Anyone even remotely interested in home birth will want to pull up a chair and witness one of the most intimate moments in each family’s life. From the redwoods of California to a converted cowshed in Ireland, readers will be not only entertained, but also exposed to what home birth really feels, looks, and sounds like. Topics include: First-time home birth Home birth after hospital birth Home birth after Cesarean section Postpartum advice And so much more Expectant parents will come away with a deep understanding and sense of security, knowing that if others have done this, they can, too.

Supporting Women To Give Birth At Home

Author : Mary Steen
ISBN : 9781136595820
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home describes and discusses the main challenges and issues that midwives and maternity services encounter when preparing for and attending a home birth. To ensure that a home birth is a real option for women, midwives need to be able to believe in a woman’s ability to give birth at home and to promote this birth option, providing evidence-based information about benefits and risks. This practical guide will help midwives to have the necessary skills, resources and confidence to support homebirth. The book includes: the present birth choices a woman has the implications homebirth has upon midwifery practice how midwives can prepare and support women and their families the midwife’s role and responsibilities national and local policies, guidelines and available resources pain management options With a range of recent home birth case studies brought together in the final chapter, this accessible text provides a valuable insight into those considering homebirth. Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home will be of interest to students studying issues around normal birth and will be an important resource for clinically based midwives, in particular community based midwives, home birth midwifery teams, independent midwives, and all who are interested in homebirth as a genuine choice.

Midwifery

Author : Sara Wickham
ISBN : 9780750675406
Genre : Medical
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Presenting a succinct review of key issues within midwifery, this text is a practical reference resource that will be of use to midwives operating at all levels.

The Many Faces Of Home Birth

Author : Shantel Silbernagel
ISBN : 9781510724983
Genre : Family & Relationships
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With limited resources for hopeful home birth parents, the unknowns can feel overwhelming. The Many Faces of Home Birth fills that void for knowledge by providing a rare glimpse into the private moments of twenty-five unique and modern home births from around the world. With honesty, humor, and confidence, these personal narratives and shared experiences leave readers with the understanding that home birth isn’t just for one type of woman. Through this exciting collection of personal narratives, The Many Faces of Home Birth sheds light on the varied and fascinating experiences of women choosing home birth. Anyone even remotely interested in home birth will want to pull up a chair and witness one of the most intimate moments in each family’s life. From the Redwoods of California to a converted cowshed in Ireland, readers will be not only entertained but also exposed to how home birth really looks, feels, and sounds. Expectant parents will come away with a deep understanding and sense of security that if others have done this, they can too.

Homebirth In The Hospital

Author : Stacey Marie Kerr
ISBN : 9781591810773
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Written by a physician, this book embraces the power and possibility of integrative childbirth, in which the compassionate tradition of midwives is combined with the technical expertise of western medicine. --from publisher description

Birthing Autonomy

Author : Nadine Edwards
ISBN : 9781134258826
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Birthing Autonomy brings some balance to the difficult arguments that arise from debates about home births, and focuses on women’s views and their experiences of planning home births. It provides an in-depth exploration of how women make decisions about home births and what aspects matter most to them. Comparing how differently the pros and cons of home births are constructed and contemplated by mothers and by the medical profession, the book looks at how current obstetric thinking and practices can disempower and harm women emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. Written in an accessible style, this book is enlightening for student and practicing midwives and obstetricians, as well as researchers and students of nursing, medical sociology, health studies, gender studies, feminist practitioners and theorists. It will also be invaluable to expectant mothers who want to be more informed about the choices they are facing and the wider context within which their birth options are considered.

Desire To Have Home Birth

Author : Sandi Marn
ISBN : 9798511853727
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Home birth is a birth that takes place in a residence rather than in a hospital or a birthing center. They may be attended by a midwife or lay attendant with experience in managing home births. Homebirth was, until the advent of modern medicine, the de facto method of delivery. This book tells the story of one mother's desire to have a home birth. Despite the challenges she faced throughout her pregnancy, she was determined to have the birth she intended. But life had already made other plans. If you are interested, buy this book now.

A Good Birth A Safe Birth

Author : Diana Korte
ISBN : 9781558326378
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Based on a survey of two thousand women and responses from readers of the first and second editions, this complete and accurate guide enables women and their partners to take control of the childbirth experience. Diana Korte and Roberta M. Scaer, both long-time La Leche leaders, analyze today's childbirth options and help readers to choose among them – to find "Dr. Right” (or a midwife), and perhaps a labor assistant, too, and to pick a hospital, birthing center, or home birth. They describe the pros and cons of medications, fetal monitoring, induction of labor, and other medical interventions during birth, and they tell readers how to avoid an unnecessary cesarean section and ensure that all their wishes are followed. In chapters such as "If You Don't Know Your Options, You Don't Have Any,” "The Obstetricians Black Bag of Interventions,” and "How to Have a Normal Vaginal Birth (and Avoid an Unnecessary Cesarean)”, Korte and Scaer are refreshingly frank but never dogmatic; they want their readers to decide for themselves what's best for them.

Home Birth On Your Own Terms

Author : Heather Baker
ISBN : 163848404X
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Second Edition!!! 80 pages added of new content and photos... Are you looking for a holistic, natural pregnancy and birth guide book? If you are planning a home birth or need an unassisted birthing plan, (freebirth) this is the book for you. The 1st of its kind!! A full manual containing all the information you need to give birth at home. Get your body and mind prepared for a natural geared pregnancy and birth, where you make all the rules and decisions... This book covers * how to do your own prenatal care* common discomforts in pregnancy* herbal and homeopathy uses* supplies you need for your birth* labor stages and how to manage them* birth affirmations* avoiding issues and complications * what to do for emergencies* postpartum care for mom and baby* how to register you baby with the state* unassisted birth storiesThis book is packed with photographs!! A MUST HAVE, especially in places that have little to no access to quality medical care/hospitals near the birthing mother. Reviews "I find this book to be an invaluable resource manual for everything you need to know to have a healthy, safe, unassisted home birth! I love the sections on herbs and homeopathics, and that every needful topic was included and written in a clear and easy to understand manner. I'll definitely reference this book during my next freebirth. It's like having a midwife on your bookshelf! "A valuable resource to prepare for your freebirth" "This book shows you how to freebirth. Giving you the information you need to control your birth and have peace with that decision." "This is the book every pregnant woman, whether she decides to birth unassisted or not, should have in her library. It is extremely informative, yet inspiring and empowering." Julia, Labor Assistant "Home Birth On Your Own Terms is a great first stop on your journey to having an unassisted birth. If only every birthing person could know this option, and assess for themselves if this is a safe, viable option for them. Home Birth On Your Own Terms provides confidence through first-hand accounts of births AND the appropriate precautions for people to make the best choices for their birth. For anyone considering their birth options, this is an eye opener to see beyond the systemically prescribed birthing process. This book gives another perspective on what is absolutely possible, empowering, safe and healthy births." Vera, Doula "A wealth of information in one place." "With the ever climbing epidemic of birth violence inflicted by medical professionals and the constraints birth attendants now have upon them, it's no surprise that parents are taking a stand and birthing the way they so desire."

Midwifery Freedom To Practise?

Author : Lindsay Reid
ISBN : 9780443103124
Genre : Medical
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This book deals with the central theme of freedom to practise midwifery in selected countries of the world. Each chapter has a separate author who has specific knowledge of the country for that chapter either as a citizen or researcher. The underpinning theme of this book is the philosophy of best midwifery practice - particularly that which is evidence-based. To clarify the meaning of the term, the book includes an initial chapter that discusses the aims and realities of achieving 'best practice' - wherever in the world a midwife may be and under whatever circumstances she may be working.

Mama Says Homebirth

Author : Miquilaue Young
ISBN : 0578655616
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A beautiful story of an inquisitive young girl as she learns about the legacy of homebirth within her family and the importance of a midwife. Filled with beautiful, realistic illustrations and a poetic flow, it's a story to be enjoyed by all.

Western Maternity And Medicine 1880 1990

Author : Janet Greenlees
ISBN : 9781317318972
Genre : History
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The contributors to this collection look into the experiences of women in the Western world going through pregnancy and birth over the last hundred years.

Optimal Birth What Why And How

Author : Sylvie Donna
ISBN : 9781906619220
Genre : Medical
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A book to help midwives and other health care professionals think through the practicalities of optimising pregnancies and births. After explaining precisely how 'optimal' is defined, nine reasons are presented to justify why this kind of birth is best. Finally, key practical issues are considered and reflective questions provided, so as to give caregivers a clear basis for clinical practice, wherever their place of work. This easy-read, accessible book, which is fully referenced, is equally useful for students of midwifery (or obstetrics, or medicine generally), practising midwives, doulas, and maternity care assistants. This third edition includes changes based on feedback and some additional material.

Birth By Design

Author : Raymond De Vries
ISBN : 9781134001583
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Push

Author : Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
ISBN : 9780773530256
Genre : Social Science
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In the ten years since the publication of Do People Grow on Family Trees? (121,000 copies in print), the Internet has completely transformed genealogy, making family history the second most popular hobby in the U.S. after gardening and genealogy the second most searched for subject on the Web. Now completely revised, updated, retitled, and filled with detailed guidance on utilizing the Internet, Climbing Your Family Tree is the comprehensive, kid-friendly genealogical primer for the 21st century, and a dramatic story of how and why our ancestors undertook the arduous voyages of immigration to this nation. It teaches kids to track down important family documents, including ships' manifests, naturalization papers, and birth, marriage, and death certificates; create oral histories; make scrapbooks of photos, sayings, and legends; and compile a family tree. A full chapter is devoted to the online search, and relevant Internet information has been incorporated into all the other chapters. Also new are more kids' genealogical stories and a reworked, easier-to-use design, and supporting the book will be a Web site that will include record-keeping pages, links to sites in the book, and more.

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