Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

Sarah Buckley

$26.95

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering combines medical evidence with her mothering wisdom to provide a comprehensive guide to natural childbirth and natural parenting. The articles range from personal reflections on each of her four births to detailed analysis of the evidence for the benefits and side-effects of common interventions.

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This new version of Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering consists of articles that have been published around the world by Sarah Buckley, a Brisbane GP and mother of four. Sarah Buckley combines medical evidence with her mothering wisdom to provide a comprehensive guide to natural childbirth and natural parenting.The articles range from personal reflections on each of her four births to detailed analysis of the evidence for the benefits and side-effects of common interventions.

Part One, Gentle Birth, provides extensively referenced commentary on topical issues for pregnancy and childbirth including: caesareans, homebirth, “undisturbed birth”, epidurals, decision-making, ultrasounds. The author does not dismiss interventions,but details the possible complications of common interventions and technologies such as epidurals and ultrasounds.

Part Two, Gentle Mothering, is a shorter section which considers breastfeeding and attachment parenting.

A recent review in the journal Birth, recommends Gentle BIrth Gentle Mothering as “the most comprehensively documented layperson’s guide to fetal and early child development and the mother-child relationship” in the last five years and a “priceless addition to any maternal and child health library”. (Jane Pincus, Birth, September 2009,p264).

This is the US edition of the previously self-published Australian collection. For this edition all articles have been revised, some articles have been expanded and some removed.

This edition of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering has added chapters on

* Making informed choices in pregnancy and birth
* Should you accept testing for gestational diabetes?
* Are antibiotics necessary in labor to prevent group B strep?
* Is it better to be induced for going overdue?
* How early parenting influences brain and emotional development
* Breastfeeding – the gift of a lifetime
* The science and safety of co-sleeping

Plus popular and well-loved chapters from Sarah’s original book

* Reclaiming Every Woman’s Birth Right
* Instinctive Birth
* Healing Birth, Healing the Earth
* Ultrasound Scans- Cause For Concern
* The Science and Wisdom of Undisturbed Birth
* Epidurals- Risks and Concerns For Mothers and Babies
* Leaving Well Enough Alone in Third Stage
* Cesarean Surgery- The Whole Story
* Choosing Homebirth
* Breastfeeding

USA 2009.

 

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