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England, a registered nurse and certified nurse midwife, developed the "birthing from within" approach in a series of birthing classes to help mothers reclaim and celebrate the spiritual, emotional, and psychological aspects of birth as a rite of passage. Her book is a collection of methods that have been used for class participants. England is quick to point out that this "is not a script or a rigid method," and she encourages parents and professionals to use those portions that are helpful. There are numerous exercises and activities to help parents, especially mothers, be in contact with their bodies and feelings. The author recommends throughout that the mother and her healthcare professional work together, giving numerous suggestions for making this a successful partnership. England has done a fair amount of research and does include numerous references; at the same time, she makes it a very personal book. It will appeal especially to patrons interested in alternative birthing methods. For large consumer health/patient education collections. [For another title recommending a more spiritual approach to childbirth, see Ronald L. Cole's The Gentle Greeting, LJ 6/1/98.?Ed.]?Mary J. Jarvis, Methodist Hosp. Medical Lib., Lubbock, T.
-?Mary J. Jarvis, Methodist Hosp. Medical Lib., Lubbock, TX
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This book was so inspirational. It gave me a lot of peace as I prepared to bring my baby earthside.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
WONDERFUL RESOURCE!!!! I am SOO glad I took the time to read this before giving birth. There were plenty of useful tips in here that were definitely handy when I found myself in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Leanna
This book is full of useful tools to prepare you as best as possible for the hard and doable work of birth.Published 6 months ago by MS TT BRITTON
It's definitely not my style. I don't think I got through a quarter of it.Published 11 months ago by Irene Kupchenko
Great book! I found it empowering and full of information. It really helped me prepare for labor and birth and helped me figured out just what type of birth I wanted.Published 12 months ago by Erin
We are blessed this book has come into our journey into pregnancy. It has provided many encouraging tips to help me prep for baby.Published 16 months ago by recipe4life
I picked up this book because my midwife recommended it. Birth is such a personal and individual experience and I felt that this book solidified this notion. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2013 by Snikdow
This book was mis-printed. Started at page 36 and the first 3 chapters were included twice.
I couldn't even finish the book. Read more