Ina May Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue, and it is perhaps the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.
This title traces the development of caesarean sections up to the present day and gives expectant mothers a clear explanation of what the operation entails. It provides facts and figures and documents a number of important recent procedural changes.
In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Read's philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. Essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians!
Your body already knows how to give birth the only help it needs from you is to protect it from all the things that can shut it down, like fear or stress. Confident Birth gives you and your birth partner simple and dynamic tools to help you release your innate power for giving birth.
Written by a leading childbirth educator, this book dispels many common myths about home birth and shows how giving birth to your baby in your own home can be the most exciting and fulfilling thing you'll ever do. It is useful for all couples who are considering the alternative to a hospital birth.