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The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

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Pros: informative, detailed, unbiased

I bought this book on the recommendation of several other women on the Mothering forums. I initially thought I was buying it for my husband, as the title suggests he would get the most out of it. However, I ended up reading it through 4 or 5 times myself while penciling in notations for my husband. Plus, I grabbed it many times in the last month of pregnancy to look up this or that that I was going through and to help me remember what childbirth would be like.

 

I have had 3 children, 2 before buying this book, and I can still see the book coming in handy when we go on to our 4th. It reminds me, among other things, that childbirth really is bearable. I have done it 3 times without medication... but I really did not know how I got through the first two times until I read the pain coping techniques in the book and realized I had been using them! (For example, visualization.)

 

When I mentioned the book to my midwives... both of them had read it, too. It really is a great book for anyone involved in the actual birth... even the mother whom has already gone through it before. 

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Pros: good info, easy to read

Cons: none!

I bought this book when I first started as a doula, and it has since served me well through doula and the birth of my first child. I loan this book out constantly to pregnant families. The format works really well to read straight through or use as a reference book. As the previous review said, it is really good for the moms to read this too. It clearly goes through interventions, how to avoid interventions, birth terminology, anatomy and physiology of birth - everything you need to know to go into a birth educated on what is happening and what may happen to you!!

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions
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If you want to learn how best to help an expectant mother have a happy and healthy childbirth, The Birth Partner, Third Edition is the only book you'll need. For almost 20 years, husbands, partners, friends, relatives, and doulas have turned to this book for guidance on being a supportive partner in the delivery room. The expanded third edition includes the most up-to-date information about techniques, devices, and medications for easing labor pain; tests and treatments of the fetus and newborn; strategies to help labor progress; potential medical procedures and interventions; and how best to help the mother during the early days after the birth. And, with its easy-to-use format and new illustrations, the The Birth Partner is the essential guide have on hand in the delivery room.

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AuthorPenny Simkin
BindingPaperback
Dewey Decimal Number618.2
EAN9781558323575
Edition3
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ISBN1558323570
LabelHarvard Common Press
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$16.95
ManufacturerHarvard Common Press
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages416
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2007-01-15
PublisherHarvard Common Press
StudioHarvard Common Press
TitleThe Birth Partner, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions (Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, &)
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