Synopses & Reviews
Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwifes role, and a look at the fathers responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what to expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment; Birthing From Within
provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience.
This holistic approach to childbirth examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event, but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting are designed to help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. 144 line drawings. 17 photos.
An approach to birth which seeks to prepare a mother for birthing from within. This book offers insight into what a mother will need to know about labour and birth from her perspective, and preparation to be in labour and give birth as a mother, not as a trained para-professional.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-303) and index.
About the Author
Pam England, CNM, MA
, has been a nurse/midwife for 20 years and is the founder of the Art of Birthing Center. Rob Horowitz, PhD
, has been a clinical psychologist for 20 years. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.