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Publisher Comments:

PRAISE for ACTIVE BIRTH
 
Active Birth will inspire and instruct those who want to give birth through their own efforts by following their own instincts.” - Penny Simkin, author of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn
 
“An empowering approach to labor and birth.” - Barbara Katz Rothman, author of In Labor and Recreating Motherhood
 
“Clearly written, carefully documented, and copiously illustrated, this new edition celebrates the inherent wisdom of womens birthing instincts. It also serves up a complete course of preparation to guide those of us who need to be reminded just how natural childbirth can be.” - Adrienne B. Lieberman, author of Giving Birth and Easing Labor Pain
 
“This book strips away the false complexity of modern obstetrics. Read this book. Claim its wisdom.” - Robert Scaer, co-author of A Good Birth, A Safe Birth
 
“Janet Balaskas captures the psychological essence of giving birth and the spirit of active participation so important to a womans self-esteem during pregnancy and delivery.” - Gayle Peterson, Ph.D., author of Birthing Normally and An Easier Childbirth

Synopsis:

Revolutionary natural-childbirth book by world-renowned authority promotes comfort and safety.

Synopsis:

Janet Balaskas led a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down.  She has been teaching women about “active birth” ever since.  In this updated and Americanized guide, Balaskas explains how to prepare for and experience a truly natural birth.  She leads the pregnant woman through yoga-based stretching exercises and massage practice, and describes the stages of labor and comfortable positions for each, at home or in a hospital.  Balaskas has also included a chapter on water birth as well as postpartum exercises.

Synopsis:

In an “active birth,” a mother moves about freely, finds comfortable positions for labor and delivery, and seldom needs drugs or obstetrical interventions. In Active Birth, Janet Balaskas teaches mothers to develop all of their bodily resources for giving birth, to follow their own instincts, and to take full control of the childbirth experience.
 
Active Birth includes:
Fully-illustrated exercises for a comfortable, energetic pregnancy

Massage for pregnancy and labor

Ways to create the ideal setting for an active birth in the hospital or at home

Positions for labor and birth, for maximum comfort and efficient contractions

The latest information about water birth, and how to plan one

Exercises for recovery and relaxation after the birth

Helpful tips for partners and birth attendants

Synopsis:

Designed to help women develop all their bodily resources to deal with the instinctive processes of labor and childbirth, this guide is also intended for midwives, partners, teachers, and others involved in making the experience a more active one for the mother. Contains a wealth of information for pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. 100 illustrations; 100 photographs.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-241) and index.

About the Author

Janet Balaskas organized the first Active Birth Conference in London. A mother of four, she has written many books on pregnancy and childbirth. She runs a childbirth education clinic.
 
For more information, please visit Balaskas website, ActiveBirthCentre.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558320383
Editor:
Ziedrich, Linda
Designed:
Kitzinger, Sheila
Author:
Balaskas, Janet
Publisher:
Harvard Common Press
Location:
Harvard, Mass. :
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Subject:
Pregnancy & Childbirth - Childbirth
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Exercise for women
Subject:
Natural childbirth
Subject:
Active childbirth.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Non Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.74 in

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Product details 272 pages Harvard Common Press - English 9781558320383 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Revolutionary natural-childbirth book by world-renowned authority promotes comfort and safety.
"Synopsis" by ,
Janet Balaskas led a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down.  She has been teaching women about “active birth” ever since.  In this updated and Americanized guide, Balaskas explains how to prepare for and experience a truly natural birth.  She leads the pregnant woman through yoga-based stretching exercises and massage practice, and describes the stages of labor and comfortable positions for each, at home or in a hospital.  Balaskas has also included a chapter on water birth as well as postpartum exercises.
"Synopsis" by ,
In an “active birth,” a mother moves about freely, finds comfortable positions for labor and delivery, and seldom needs drugs or obstetrical interventions. In Active Birth, Janet Balaskas teaches mothers to develop all of their bodily resources for giving birth, to follow their own instincts, and to take full control of the childbirth experience.
 
Active Birth includes:
Fully-illustrated exercises for a comfortable, energetic pregnancy

Massage for pregnancy and labor

Ways to create the ideal setting for an active birth in the hospital or at home

Positions for labor and birth, for maximum comfort and efficient contractions

The latest information about water birth, and how to plan one

Exercises for recovery and relaxation after the birth

Helpful tips for partners and birth attendants

"Synopsis" by , Designed to help women develop all their bodily resources to deal with the instinctive processes of labor and childbirth, this guide is also intended for midwives, partners, teachers, and others involved in making the experience a more active one for the mother. Contains a wealth of information for pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. 100 illustrations; 100 photographs.
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