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Title:
A good birth : finding the positive and profound in your childbirth experience
Author:
Lyerly, Anne Drapkin, author.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2013]
Physical Description:
276 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Drawing on a landmark study involving more than one hundred pregnant women and mothers, a renowned OB/GYN synthesizes the secrets to a good birth medically and emotionally. Most doctors are trained to think of a "good" birth only in terms of its medical success. But Dr. Anne Lyerly knows firsthand that there are many other important elements that often get overlooked. Her three-year study of a diverse group of over one hundred expectant moms asked what matters most to women during childbirth. The results, presented to the public for the first time in A Good Birth, show what really matters goes beyond the clinical outcome or even the usual questions of hospital versus birthing center, and reveal universal needs of women, like the importance of feeling connected, safe, and respected. Bringing a new perspective to childbirth, the book's wisdom is drawn from in-depth interviews with women with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and whose birth stories range from quick and simple to complicated and frightening. Describing what went well, what didn't, and what they'd do differently next time, these mothers give voice to the complete experience of childbirth, helping both women and their healthcare providers develop strategies to address the emotional needs of the mother, going beyond the standard birth plans and conversations. Transcending the "medical" versus "natural" childbirth debate, A Good Birth paves the entryway to motherhood, turning our attention to the deeper and more important question of what truly makes for the best birth possible"--

"Based on the author's landmark study in which she interviewed more than one hundred women about their childbirth experiences, this book provides narrative and information about how to make any birth a positive event"--
Language:
English
Contents:
In search of a good birth -- Control -- Agency -- Personal security -- Connectedness -- Respect -- Knowledge -- Looking forward, looking back : birth as transformation -- Common ground : notes to maternity care providers.
ISBN:
9781583334980
Format :
Book

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