Release Date: 02 December 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Celestial Arts
An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children.
Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.
Can birth really be easy, pleasurable, and safe for the vast majority of mothers and babies? How are our female bodies superbly designed for pregnancy, birth and mothering? Can we use Mother Nature’s superb design to enhance safety, ease and pleasure for ourselves and our babies?
Is caring for ourselves and our babies after birth a simple continuation of the safety, ease and pleasure of birth? Can birth and early parenting be profound and gentle experiences for all involved?
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering gives you the information you need to create a safe, satisfying, and gentle start to family life. Dr Sarah Buckley, family physician and mother of four, shares the science as well as the wisdom of gentle choices in pregnancy, birth and parenting. Sarah explains the logic and scientific safety of normal birth, and the conditions we need to optimize the flow of our "ecstatic hormones".
Already, Dr Buckley’s wise words, published in the first edition, of her book, have helped many mothers, babies, fathers and families around the world. Read their feedback here. Professionals have also praised her work- read their comments here and the first edition of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering has also had glowing reviews, here.
Working with US publisher Celestial Arts, Sarah has completely rewritten the original, first-edition, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, published in Australia in 2005.
In the NEW Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, Sarah has updated all the medical evidence for 2009 and added important new chapters:
The NEW Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering has added chapters on
* Making informed choices in pregnancy and birth
* Should you accept testing for gestational diabetes?
* Are antibiotics necessary in labor to prevent group B strep?
* Is it better to be induced for going overdue?
* How early parenting influences life-long brain and emotional development
* Breastfeeding – the gift of a lifetime
* The science and safety of co-sleeping
Plus popular and well-loved chapters from Sarah’s original book
* Reclaiming Every Woman’s Birth Right
* Instinctive Birth
* Healing Birth, Healing the Earth
* Ultrasound Scans- Cause For Concern
* The Science and Wisdom of Undisturbed Birth
* Epidurals- Risks and Concerns For Mothers and Babies
* Leaving Well Enough Alone in Third Stage
* Cesarean Surgery- The Whole Story
* Choosing Homebirth
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