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ISBN13: 9781594770678
ISBN10: 1594770670
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ashrose, September 5, 2007 (view all comments by ashrose)
I would recommend it to everyone...
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Barbara Harper, September 25, 2006 (view all comments by Barbara Harper)
I am the author leaving a comment for the mothers and others who browse the web to find great books on pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
I created the book and DVD package so that women would have something to give them intellectual as well as emotional experiences surrounding birth. The beautiful photographs of this edition are actually primarily done by Christy Scherer and Anna Verwaal, both doulas who have a way of capturing the spirit and energy of a labor and birth.
It is no secret that the birth scene today is confusing and the web is full of lots of often conflicting information. This book is the culmination of 20+ years of working with families and researching the history of childbirth. Just how did we get to the place where something so simple, natural and life-afirming can't be done without drugs or epidurals?
The film, although originally made 10 years ago, shows all unmedicated, undisturbed births. Each one is more powerful than the next. The music is original and heartfelt and the interviews with parents before, during and after birth leave you with the wonderful understanding that birth is normal, natural and of benefit to the baby, the mother and the family when left that way.
I am in Wilsonville, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, where we run a nonprofit agency that helps women all over the world find a voice to their concerns about the over medicalization of birth and assists them in finding those midwives, doctors, educators, doulas and community support to help them create a safe, calm, loving environment in which to give birth, often in water.
Enjoy the book AND the DVD. It is my gift back to the thousands of mothers who have trusted me with their confidence over the years.
Love and Light,
Barbara Harper
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594770678
Author:
Arms, Suzanne
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Photographer:
Arms, Suzanne
Author:
Harper, R.N., Barbara
Author:
Arms, Suzanne
Author:
Harper, R. N.
Author:
Barbara Harper, R.N.
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Subject:
Natural childbirth
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
CHILDBIRTH;DVD;FAMILY
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
New Edition of andlt;iandgt;Gentle Birth Choicesandlt;/iandgt; Boxed Set
Publication Date:
20050809
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
49 bandamp;w photographs
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.9 in 28.035 oz

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"Synopsis" by , andquot;One of the Top ten recommended books for pregnant women and their families.andquot;
< p > < em > Lamaze International < /em > , Fall/Winter 2001 < /p > andquot;Exactly the sort of guide that pregnant women have been needing to help them sort through the myriad choices.andquot;
< strong > Robbie Davis-Floyd, < /strong > author < em > " < /em > of < em > Birth As an American Rite of Passage < /em > Barbara Harper's passion for natural birth led to the founding in 1988 of Global Maternal/Child Health Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and research about natural childbirth. She lectures worldwide on maternity care reform and water birth." She lives outside of Portland, Oregon. andquot;Brace yourself for a powerful experience. This remarkable production combines art, education, and politics. Highly recommended.andquot;"
< em > "Mothering Magazine < /em > andquot;Harper is among the most active, enthusiastic, and effective writers and advocates in the field of childbirth education today.andquot;
< strong > Michel Odent < /strong > , M.D., author of < i > Birth Reborn < /i > In Gentle Birth ChoicesBarbara Harper, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps parents to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. The DVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and shows six actual births, including water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth. A powerful instructional tool for expectant parents, midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.andquot;Exactly the sort of guide that pregnant women have been needing to help them sort through the myriad choices and options that confront them today.andquot;
< strong > Robbie Davis-Floyd < /strong > , author of < em > Birth As an American Rite of Passage < /em > In Gentle Birth ChoicesBarbara Harper, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps parents to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. Harper explains numerous choices, including giving birth in an independent birth center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room; finding a caregiver who shares your philosophy of birth; and deciding how to best use current technologies. The Gentle Birth ChoicesDVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and shows six actual births, including water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth after a prior Cesarean section. The DVD clearly reveals the strength of women during childbirth and the healthy and happy outcome of exercising gentle birth choices. A powerful instructional tool for expectant parents, midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.
"Synopsis" by , Birth as every woman would like it to be

• Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families

• Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births

• More than 32,000 copies sold of the original edition

New parents are faced with a myriad of choices about pregnancy, labor, and birth. In Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper, renowned childbirth advocate, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps to clarify these choices and shows how to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. She dispels medical myths and reimagines birth without fear, pain, or violence. Harper explains the numerous gentle birth choices available, including giving birth in an independent birth center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room; finding a primary caregiver who shares your philosophy of birth; and deciding how to best use current technologies. She also provides practical advice for couples wishing to explore the option of using a doula or water during labor and birth to avoid the unwanted effects of drugs and epidurals.

The Gentle Birth Choices DVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and six actual births that illustrate the options of water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth after a prior Cesarean section. The DVD clearly reveals the strength of women during childbirth and the healthy and happy outcome of women exercising gentle birth choices. It is a powerful instructional tool, not only for expectant parents, but also for midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.

"Synopsis" by , Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families, this text includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births.
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