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The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth

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For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and healthiest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book.
 

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For all expectant parents who want to reclaim normal birth, the authoritative guide to support in labor
 

About the Author

Marshall H. Klaus, MD, internationally known neonatologist, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Distinguished pediatrician John H. Kennell, MD, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve Medical School. Psychotherapist Phyllis H. Klaus, MFT, LMSW, is widely known for her practice and teaching of the psychology of pregnancy.
 

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Holly Scudero, July 10, 2012 (view all comments by Holly Scudero)
It is a proven fact that women giving birth can benefit from the assistance of a trained labor companion, more commonly known as a doula. Doulas provide one-on-one comfort and reassurance to laboring women through touch, environmental adjustments, providing knowledge about the process of labor and any medical interventions employed, and more. "The Doula Book" by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus has been a mainstay for both couples considering hiring a doula and women in training to become a doula for years. The newly released third edition provides updated information for readers, such as research about unintended effects of common medical interventions and information on how a female relative or friend can be trained to support a laboring woman.

The idea of using a doula in childbirth is slowly becoming more mainstream, and with good reason: hiring a doula is scientifically proven to shorten labor time and reduce the need for relatively common medical interventions such as epidurals and cesarean sections. This book is a great place for women to start when looking to learn more about labor companions. It is full of valuable knowledge and useful personal anecdotes that pregnant women and potential doulas alike will find beneficial. Spread the word and hire a doula!

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738215068
Author:
Klaus, Marshall H
Publisher:
Da Capo Lifelong Books
Author:
Kennell, John H.
Author:
Klaus, Phyllis H.
Author:
Klaus, Marshall H.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series:
A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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