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Rediscovering Birth

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Bestselling author Sheila Kitzinger, the world's foremost birth educator and activist, explores the universal experience of pregnancy and childbirth in this splendid new book, beautifully illustrated with hundreds of photographs.

With an intimate, informative style that both enlightens and engages her readers, Kitzinger looks closely at feeling and emotions in pregnancy, the physical and spiritual experience of giving birth, and the bonds that are traditionally formed between mothers and midwives. She chronicles ideas and mythologies about birth, as well as pregnancy traditions, from a magnificent array of cultures past and present — and, with breathtaking perception and insight, explores how can we learn from them. And she focuses on the need today for vital and human connections in the birthing process, when medical procedures can overshadow the fundamental humanity of giving birth.

In Rediscovering Birth, Sheila Kitzinger enables women and their partners to make informed choices about how they want to live through their own unique experiences of birth and parenthood.

Synopsis:

In her new book "Rediscovering Birth", Sheila Kitzinger explores the universal experience of pregnancy and childbirth, looking at feelings and emotions in pregnancy, the physical and spiritual experience of giving birth, the role of the midwife, the bonds between mothers and midwives, and ideas about birth in different cultures and how we can learn from them. Illustrations. Photos.

Synopsis:

Bestselling author Sheila Kitzinger, the world's foremost birth educator and activist, explores the universal experience of pregnancy and childbirth in this splendid new book, beautifully illustrated with hundreds of photographs.

With an intimate, informative style that both enlightens and engages her readers, Kitzinger looks closely at feeling and emotions in pregnancy, the physical and spiritual experience of giving birth, and the bonds that are traditionally formed between mothers and midwives. She chronicles ideas and mythologies about birth, as well as pregnancy traditions, from a magnificent array of cultures past and present — and, with breathtaking perception and insight, explores how can we learn from them. And she focuses on the need today for vital and human connections in the birthing process, when medical procedures can overshadow the fundamental humanity of giving birth.

In Rediscovering Birth, Sheila Kitzinger enables women and their partners to make informed choices about how they want to live through their own unique experiences of birth and parenthood.

About the Author

Sheila Kitzinger is known and respected worldwide as a social anthropologist of birth and leading authority on women's experiences of pregnancy and motherhood. She is the author of twenty-three books and has been published in twenty languages. Her books include the groundbreaking The Experience of Childbirth and the classic bestseller Pregnancy and Childbirth. For more information on Sheila Kitzinger and her work, visit her Web site at www.sheilakitzinger.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743412735
Author:
Kitzinger, Sheila
Publisher:
Atria
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Subject:
Pregnancy
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth - Childbirth
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Childbirth
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series Volume:
107-33
Publication Date:
20010403
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.98x8.98x.96 in. 2.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In her new book "Rediscovering Birth", Sheila Kitzinger explores the universal experience of pregnancy and childbirth, looking at feelings and emotions in pregnancy, the physical and spiritual experience of giving birth, the role of the midwife, the bonds between mothers and midwives, and ideas about birth in different cultures and how we can learn from them. Illustrations. Photos.
"Synopsis" by , Bestselling author Sheila Kitzinger, the world's foremost birth educator and activist, explores the universal experience of pregnancy and childbirth in this splendid new book, beautifully illustrated with hundreds of photographs.

With an intimate, informative style that both enlightens and engages her readers, Kitzinger looks closely at feeling and emotions in pregnancy, the physical and spiritual experience of giving birth, and the bonds that are traditionally formed between mothers and midwives. She chronicles ideas and mythologies about birth, as well as pregnancy traditions, from a magnificent array of cultures past and present — and, with breathtaking perception and insight, explores how can we learn from them. And she focuses on the need today for vital and human connections in the birthing process, when medical procedures can overshadow the fundamental humanity of giving birth.

In Rediscovering Birth, Sheila Kitzinger enables women and their partners to make informed choices about how they want to live through their own unique experiences of birth and parenthood.

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