Home Birth: An Invitation and A Guide (Paperback)
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Home Birth: An Invitation and A Guide (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 30/12/1988
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Gilgoff's acclaimed book has been completely revised, with the personal stories, historical perspective, practical advice, and warm style of the first edition updated to meet the challenges of the 90's. Through careful review of current research and personal accounts, this competent and reassuring book covers all the issues: the advantages and disadvantages of home birth and the circumstances that make hospital birth advisable; the most commonly used methods of natural childbirth; the use of drugs, episiotomy, surgical intervention; breastfeeding upon demand, and family participation; how to arrange for a home birth attendant, how to prepare the house and family, and how to plan a contingency trip to a hospital. This [book] is a friendly, gently persuasive invitation to look at the benefits of home birth, now seen from [Gilgoff's] vantage point of a decade-plus of experience. Sue LaLeike, CCE Now that home birth has established itself as a viable alternative to hospital birth, Alice Gilgoff's acclaimed book has been completely revised, with the personal stories, historical perspective, practical advice, and warm style of the first edition updated to meet the challenges of the 90's. Through careful review of current research and personal accounts this competent and reassuring book covers all the issues: the advantages and disadvantages of home birth and the circumstances that make hospital birth advisable; the most commonly used methods of natural childbirth; the use of drugs, episiotomy, surgical intervention; breastfeeding upon demand, and family participation; how to arrange for a home birth attendant, how to prepare the house and family, and how to plan a contingency trip to a hospital; the services offered by organizations promoting home delivery; siblings at birth; pros and cons of amniocentesis, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), postpartum depression, medical malpractice suits, and more.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780897891783
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 230 x 228 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"I expect it to be on required reading lists for childbirth educators and fledgling midwives as well. Its personalized manner provides insight into the histories and motivations of many home birth clients."-The Library Letter
"This [book] is a friendly, gently persuasive invitation to look at the benefits of home birth, now seen from [Gilgoff's] vantage point of a decade-plus of experience."-Sue LaLeike, CCE
"This �book� is a friendly, gently persuasive invitation to look at the benefits of home birth, now seen from �Gilgoff's� vantage point of a decade-plus of experience."-Sue LaLeike, CCE
?This [book] is a friendly, gently persuasive invitation to look at the benefits of home birth, now seen from [Gilgoff's] vantage point of a decade-plus of experience.?-Sue LaLeike, CCE
?I expect it to be on required reading lists for childbirth educators and fledgling midwives as well. Its personalized manner provides insight into the histories and motivations of many home birth clients.?-The Library Letter
"Birth should be a happy celebration in which the baby is welcomed into the bosom of the family. It is not a medical problem, any more than the celebration of a birthday is. Home is where the wonderful event should take place, and Home Birth is and admirable introduction and guide to that event."-Ashley Montagu

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