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The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
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                02-14-2011, 02:46 PM by Mosaic
                This is a great book to give to newly pregnant mamas who aren't as familiar with the risks associated with the current trends in highly "managed", medicalized births. It gives a clear explanation of the medications and interventions commonly used in Western medicine along with their potential risks and benefits. I think it's a very helpful book that lays all of the information out there; but I realize that it is biased in its approach and may turn off those that are very trusting of the medical...
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                The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

                Description: The newest procedures. The latest information. The complete rundown on modern pregnancy and childbirth...for women who want the facts. Every intelligent, informed woman is used to gathering the most complete information she can get before making a decision. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions in her life--how she will give birth--it can be tough to get the complete picture, even from an obstetrician. Surprisingly, much of the latest research goes against common medical opinion. Certified Lamaze instructor and activist Henci Goer brings women the carefully researched facts they'll want to have. Based on the latest medical studies and literature, The Thinking Woman's Guide To A Better Birth offers clear, concise information on tests, procedures and treatments--and gives advice about:* cesareans * ultrasound * gestational diabetes * breech babies * inducing labor * IVs * electronic fetal monitoring * ruptured membranes * epidurals * episiotomies * vaginal birth after a cesarean * midwives and obstetricians * alternative birthing methods * choosing a birth location * drugs and delivery * elective induction * professional labor support * and much more * Author is a certified Lamaze instructor and doula who counsels women on their childbirth experiences * Author belongs to the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services * Drawn upon the most up-to-date medical literature and studies * Written in an accessible, understandable style, explaining technical medical terms * Gives advice to women who were dissatisfied with their first birth experience

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                Author Henci Goer
                Binding Paperback
                Dewey Decimal Number 618.4
                EAN 9780399525179
                Edition 1
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                ISBN 0399525173
                Label Perigee Trade
                Languages English
                List Price $15.95
                Manufacturer Perigee Trade
                Number Of Items 1
                Number Of Pages 367
                Product Group Book
                Product Type Name ABIS_BOOK
                Publication Date 1999-10-01
                Publisher Perigee Trade
                Studio Perigee Trade
                Title The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
                UPC 807728460402
                Height 1.07 inches
                Length 9.04 inches
                Weight 0.95 pounds
                Width 6.12 inches