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by Amanda French,Susan Thomforde,Dana Rousmaniere,Jeanne Faulkner




How to give birth is the most important decision of a woman’s pregnancy, but navigating the maze of options is overwhelming. The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion clearly lays out the process for eight successful birthing plans from home births and hospital births to a natural unmedicated delivery and C-sections. Each path outlines the latest research on every technique and procedure from water birthing to medications and includes “Real Deal” and “Inside Information” sections that detail the huge variations parents-to-be sometimes encounter. Written by an OB/GYN, nurse/midwife, and neonatal nurse, this photo-filled essential guide presents the most balanced and comprehensive perspective on all aspects of delivery today including red flags that indicate when another birthing plan may be more appropriate as well as helpful strategies and trimester-by-trimester schedules for the smoothest birth experience possible.

“Every expecting mom is hungry for information and guidance. The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion is that and so much more! In order to attain our personal best throughout pregnancy, as well as during and after childbirth, access to information and services are key. Women need to feel prepared and supported going into motherhood.”—Christy Turlington Burns, Author, Living Yoga: Creating a Life Practice, and Founder, Every Mother Counts
Download The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Best Birthing Plan for a Safe, Less Painful, and Successful Delivery for You and Your Baby epub
ISBN: 1592335330
ISBN13: 978-1592335336
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Women's Health
Author: Amanda French,Susan Thomforde,Dana Rousmaniere,Jeanne Faulkner
Language: English
Publisher: Fair Winds Press; 1 edition (January 1, 2013)
Pages: 224 pages
ePUB size: 1226 kb
FB2 size: 1584 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 330
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Prinna
No matter how you are thinking about delivering your baby, this book gives you the pros and cons from both sides and doesn't come off biased at all. From home, all natural to hospital and epidural to planned or unplanned c-section and everything in between. I didn't get the birth experience I wanted but I felt better prepared for it having this book because it showed me all the things that could happen. Its in a simple to understand format and it's straight to the point. I was very happy I had this book.
Delari
I was looking for a book to give me all the sides and options for childbirth. This book is great! It doesn't push the reader to any option, but gives great real-life information to help you make your own decisions, as well as tells you the steps to take to learn more about any particular birthing method or procedure.
Kikora
I felt well educated on options after reading this guide. I even felt like I knew a lot more than most in my birth class because of all the detailed information. The weekly guide to pregnancy in the back was a nice touch, and I used their outline to write up a birth plan ( which my nurses complimented). I would recommend it if you want to know your options.
Tam
Not illustrated despite title. Returning. Entry level info on types of birth. Found it lacked useful detail for me at this point in my pregnancy & birth plan (6 months). Should be retitled.
Nuliax
It was a good book to read, but honestly there was not a lot of information that was not available online! Still a good read
Timberahue
A great non-biased and factual guide to labor & delivery.
Thoginn
Great book that covers everything
I am a first time mom and the thought of sitting through 3 nights of 3 hours a piece or spending an entire Saturday in birthing classes did not appeal to me at all. So I started looking for books and videos that i could read/watch on my own time and am so thankful I stumbled on to this one. I bought several at once and ended up reading this one completely and honestly could not put it down. It lays out the pros and cons for every possible birth. Let's you know what complications could happen to require a c-section, talks about a birthing plan and gives you guidance for that. A really fabulous read that is straight forward without any bias for one type of birth or another, which i found refreshing. So may books I have picked up have been biased to one type of birthing, or not very clear. This one is clear, lists are laid out, things are explained in a very concise thorough manner. A must read for any new mom out there! I supplemented this with A baby story videos as i could still get those though my sister recommends "house of babies" though I have not been able to find those videos on amazon, ondemand, netflix or cable.

Hope this review helps! Good luck and congrats!!!