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

MaerynPearl

Awesome and informative book, with information for every form of childbirth, from home births to c-sections

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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...
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Gretchen_PDX

Necessary for every pregnant family and doula!

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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!!
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