Based on a survey of two thousand women and responses from readers of the first and second editions, this complete and accurate guide enables women and their partners to take control of the childbirth experience. Diana Korte and Roberta M. Scaer, both long-time La Leche leaders, analyze today's childbirth options and help readers to choose among them - to find "Dr. Right" (or a midwife), and perhaps a labor assistant, too, and to pick a hospital, birthing center, or home birth.They describe the pros and cons of medications, fetal monitoring, induction of labor, and other medical interventions during birth, and they tell readers how to avoid an unnecessary cesarean section and ensure that all their wishes are followed. In chapters such as "If You Don't Know Your Options, You Don't Have Any," "The Obstetricians Black Bag of Interventions," and "How to Have a Normal Vaginal Birth (and Avoid an Unnecessary Cesarean)", Korte and Scaer are refreshingly frank but never dogmatic; they want their readers to decide for themselves what's best for them.
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A Good Birth, A Safe Birth covers the pros and cons of todays childbirth options and helps the expectant mother plan each stage of her pregnancy and delivery. It offers tips on how to find the right doctor-and how to avoid the wrong one. It explores the various childbirth environments, including hospital, birthing center, and home. It tells expectant parents how to ensure that their wishes will be followed. The benefits and drawbacks of medications and painkillers are also discussed, so that a mother can decide before her delivery which, if any, medications are right for her. A Good Birth, A Safe Birthenables the mother to regain control of her birth experience.
A Good Birth, A Safe Birth is one of the top birth preparation books. Every woman should read it. A lot of women speak through this book. A lot of womens lives will be changed by reading it. -Peggy OMara, Publisher of Mothering Magazine
A most important book. One of the few books every woman should read during her pregnancy. -Marshall Klaus, M.D., co-author of Parent-Infant Bonding and of The Amazing Newborn
"I wish it were possible to assign this book to be read by every woman prior to conception or in early pregnancy. -John H. Kennell, M.D., co-author of Bonding: The Beginnings of Parent-Infant AttachmentAbout the Author:
Diana Korte is the author of several books and the winner of more than forty journalism awards, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Award. She writes on parenting for the Los Angeles Times Syndicateand Motheringmagazine. A mother of four, she lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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