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Birth without violence

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Has anyone read this? It's a quick read - I finished it in probably an hour or so last night. Intense! I can't say the suggestions for a more peaceful birth are news to me (dimmed lights, quiet, delayed cord clamping, etc), but his interpretation of gestation and birth from a baby's POV was astounding. Probably was 100x more so when the book was written in the 70s. Makes me more determined to not give into an Epi, if nothing else because I'd hate for that to lead to a need for Pitocin, which I know would be very distressing on the little one. A very interesting little book.

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It sound great!! I purposefully scared the crap out of myself about epis fr baby #2-, by researching and watching about all the things that truly could go wrong. Epis are scary and dangerous- look into it and it might work for you too. My 1st was an epi birth- which led to pit, which led to meconium.... The injection site hurt for 8 months....

I agree that thinking about it from the babies perspective is so important. I focus on that a lot.
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