Childbirth Without Fear

Childbirth Without Fear

The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

eBook - 2013
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In an age when normal birth can still be overtaken by obstetrics, Grantly Dick-Read's philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. He unpicks the root causes of women's fears and anxiety about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding with overwhelming heart and empathy. As one of the most influential birthing books of all time, Childbirth Without Fear is essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians! This definitive reissue includes the full text of the fourth edition, the last completed by Grantly Dick-Read before his death in 1959, and The Autobiography of Grantly Dick-Read, compiled from his writings. With a foreword by Ina May Gaskin.
Publisher: [United States] : Pinter & Martin : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
ISBN: 9781780660585
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.


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Aug 25, 2015

@busstop101, I see where you are coming from! At the same time, if anyone thinks that "childbirth without fear" = "childbirth without pain", then this cover should shake loose that supposition. I just put it on hold; I'll add opinion on the content soon.

Jan 16, 2015

There are many pain-free birthing books that build from the principles laid down here. The general idea is to fully understand the birthing process in order to be relaxed and prepared to work with your body. This is foundational knowledge that I paired with the Hynobirthing method to maximize results. I highly recommend these together.

Marcie1064 Jan 03, 2014

@busstop101 - I agree. It doesn't really make you think, "childbirth without fear". It's very misleading. At least it isn't the typical hospital birth with everyone wearing sterile outfits and it is a good book.

Mar 20, 2013

This is the worst cover for a book ever. Just looking at it terrifies me.


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