A wise birth: bringing together the best of natural childbirth with modern medicine / Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman.
- ISBN: 9781905177738 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1905177739 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [United States] : Pinter & Martin : 2007.
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|Summary, etc.:|| What is the ideal way to give birth to your baby? Is it a high-tech delivery, with drugs, and monitors, and surgery? Or is it more naturally, with a midwife and/or birth center? Is it possible today to combine the best of twentieth-century medicine with the human advantages of a natural childbirth? Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman, authors of the acclaimed A Midwife's Story, explore the issues that influence the way women give birth: technology, psychology, culture, medications, history, and women's relationships with their mothers. They demonstrate, in a warm and convincing fashion, that most hospitals aren't designed to bring out the wisdom of the body at birth. And they reveal how to find a setting that will help make your child's birth a healthy and powerful experience. Informative, provocative, and based on the latest medical research as well as on Penny Armstrong's years of experience as a certified nurse-midwife, A Wise Birth is essential reading for mothers, fathers, and health-care professionals.
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