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The Birth Partner - Revised 4th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions [Kindle Edition]

Penny Simkin
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PRAISE for THE BIRTH PARTNER   “Penny Simkin shows how giving support in childbirth is not only a matter of helping a woman through labor and delivery—important though that is—but also of enabling her to cherish a meaningful memory of birth.” – Sheila Kitzinger, author of Rediscovering Birth and The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth   “A clearly written book that describes what really happens in our maternity units. I recommend it highly for both parents and a supportive friend.” – Marshall Klaus, M.D., author of Bonding, Your Amazing Newborn and Mothering the Mother

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Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, new mothers’ mates, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin’s guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its fourth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event.
 
This completely updated edition includes thorough information on:

Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun;
Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way;
Epidurals and other medications for labor;
Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain;
Cesarean birth and complications that may require it;
Breastfeeding and newborn care;
And much more.
 
For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A "Must-Have" for new parents! Feb. 7 2014
By Steph D
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My husband and I both love this book. So much information! Great details. Great suggestions for coping with labour. Great for helping your labour coach/partner resolve anxieties about what is to come. I'd definitely recommend this book to all new parents and labour partners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for both partner AND mom! Dec 11 2014
Format:Paperback
Love this book for both partner and mom. My partner read it first, and enjoyed how detailed and technical it was compared to most books targeting dad. I'm now reading it and finding it to be the most helpful book on labor so far. Many books focusing on natural child birth are very left, all about enjoying and breathing through, this is a more comprehensive and realistic guide of how to cope together through the process as a couple. Highly recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great reference for an aspiring Dad. May 12 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When faced with fatherhood, my wife purchased some books for my researching the next phase of our life alongside her. I found many of them too jovial in tone or focused on areas I didn't think our relationship needed ("pay attention to her, she'll like that.") Recommended at a pre-natal class, this book has what I needed: clear subjects and language with a lot of cross-references for helping my wife and I build our plans. Easy to read and a great resource, I highly recommend it over "What to Expect" books or any other someone new might be considering. Good luck to all who choose this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great information March 18 2014
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Very comprehensive book with good perspective for anyone who is planning on being a companion at thebirth of a baby.
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