Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way

Revised Edition

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way

The classic guide to an unmedicated childbirth, fully revised for the twenty-first century—with updated information and attractive new illustrations and photos throughout. For women birthing vaginally, 90% of Bradley births are drug-free! The Bradley Method®, used and praised by women for almost seventy years, prepares you for drug and surgery-free childbirth and puts you in control by providing the tools to navigate evidence-based care. Certified childbirth educator Susan McCutcheon, one of Dr. Bradley’s first students, now makes this natural approach to childbirth more accessible than ever. You will learn: • Exercises and nutrition to get your body ready for birthing • To defuse fear by understanding all aspects of laboring • How to involve your partner as a birth coach and a fully engaged participant • What’s driving the induction epidemic and how to avoid an unnecessary induction • What’s driving the cesarean surgery epidemic and how to reduce your risk • How to get the information you need to make informed decisions about your birth “The Bradley Method’s simple objective, through relaxation, breathing, and visualization, is a birth free of the interventions frequently offered to women in the different stages of childbirth: fetal monitors, drug-induced labor, anesthesia, episiotomy, and Caesarean section. (Its) other defining feature, the husband’s active participation in the delivery, is critical to this overall goal of an intervention-free birth.”—Mothering

Husband-Coached Childbirth

The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

Husband-Coached Childbirth

A revised and updated guide to the Bradley Method of natural childbirth utilizes the teamwork approach to help fathers work with mothers to provide a joyful birthing experience that eliminates drugs, shortens labor, lessens complications, and promotes healthy newborns with a blend of prenatal exercise, nutrition, and psychological preparation. Original. 27,500 first printing.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth, 3rd Edition

Knowledge from the very start. Bringing a child into the world is the most momentous time of one's life. Now parents can have the most up-to-date information on what to expect from the nine months of pregnancy and the entire process of childbirth. Written by an experienced OB-GYN and mother, with a reassuring tone, the latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Pregnancy and Childbirth includes: ?A new focus on "green" pregnancies and childbirth ?The latest information on screenings, guidelines for vaccination, and more ? "Daddy Alert" sidebars provided throughout to include the father during pregnancy and childbirth

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth, 3rd Edition

Knowledge from the very start. Bringing a child into the world is the most momentous time of one's life. Now parents can have the most up-to-date information on what to expect from the nine months of pregnancy and the entire process of childbirth. Written by an experienced OB-GYN and mother, with a reassuring tone, the latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Pregnancy and Childbirth includes: ?A new focus on "green" pregnancies and childbirth ?The latest information on screenings, guidelines for vaccination, and more ? "Daddy Alert" sidebars provided throughout to include the father during pregnancy and childbirth

Birthing a Better Way

12 Secrets for Natural Childbirth

Birthing a Better Way

A must-read for women who want to know all of their choices in childbirth. --

Deliver Me from Pain

Anesthesia and Birth in America

Deliver Me from Pain

"Terrible torture" or "the nicest sensation I've ever had"? : conflicting perceptions of labor in U.S. history -- Ether and chloroform : the question of necessity, 1840s through 1890s -- Twilight sleep : the question of professional respect, 1890s through 1930s -- Developing the obstetric anesthesia arsenal : the question of safety, 1900 through 1960s -- Giving birth to the baby boomers : the question of convenience, 1940s through 1960s -- Natural childbirth and birth reform : the question of authority, 1950s through 1980s -- Epidural anesthesia and cesarean section : the question of choice, 1970s to the present.

The Parent's Desk Reference

The Parent's Desk Reference

An encyclopedia about parenting with over 2,000 entries covering all aspects of child rearing from A to Z.

Mother Knows Best

Talking Back to the Experts

Mother Knows Best

"Mother Knows Best presents a sustained critique of the leading mothering advice literature of the past decade or so. With a cuttingedge approach and a frank, "talking back" tone, the authors make a significant contribution to the current literature on mothering." -Lauri Umansky, Professor, History Department; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Suffolk University