New Pregnancy and Childbirth

New Pregnancy and Childbirth This guide aims to inspire inform and reassure From conception through to birth Sheila Kitzinger describes what to expect and prepares parents to be for the physical changes ahead The book now inclu

  • Title: New Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Author: Sheila Kitzinger
  • ISBN: 9780751364385
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This guide aims to inspire, inform and reassure From conception through to birth, Sheila Kitzinger describes what to expect and prepares parents to be for the physical changes ahead The book now includes information on Caesarean births, the birthing sling, sex during pregnancy and nutrition, as well as new information on all the latest birthing techniques, research on drThis guide aims to inspire, inform and reassure From conception through to birth, Sheila Kitzinger describes what to expect and prepares parents to be for the physical changes ahead The book now includes information on Caesarean births, the birthing sling, sex during pregnancy and nutrition, as well as new information on all the latest birthing techniques, research on drugs used in labour and common medical procedures and tests It encourages parents to be actively involved in decisions about their antenatal care and birth method.

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    1. Fantastic, inspiring and very empowering. A good friend sent me a copy whilst I was pregnant for the first time and it gave me the confidence to opt for a home waterbirth. Although there is a lot about homebirth and natural, drug-free birthing in this book, she also helps you make informed choices about all the other options. This helped greatly as I did end up being transferred to hospital after a long labour at home where I was able to continue birthing naturally with an obstetrician present w [...]

    2. I liked many things about this book. The descriptions of pregnancy and labor, while a bit textbook-ish, were detailed and precise and not alarmist. I liked the diagrams and pictures, and having everything clearly laid out. I also think the sections on natural ways to control pain and discomfort during pregnancy and labor will be helpful later, and I'm going to make my husband read the sections on massage and relaxing touch.However, this was definitely not an unbiased book. I felt that although t [...]

    3. This is a great pregnancy reference book with wonderful photojournalism of both home and hospital births. There are an absolute ton of helpful photographs of pregnancy and postpartum exercises, positions during labor, and diagrams to aid understanding the anatomy and process of pregnancy, labor and birth. Sheila Kitzinger covers a wider range of topics than the average pregnancy book, and also includes tidbits from her social anthropology background providing insight as to how women all over the [...]

    4. he disfrutado la intención de kitzinger en poner a la mujer en el centro de las decisiones que tienen que ver con esta etapa una fuente bastante completa (procedimientos y cuidados médicos para la salud de la mujer, sus cambios físicos, medidas de confort con o sin acompañante, desarrollo y necesidades del embrión/feto/bb, posibles experiencias -luto, cambios de rutina en madres, sexo postpartopostparto, etc es desgastante y sirve perfecto como una mirada general, con ciertos ejercicios/rec [...]

    5. This was the first pregnancy and childbirth book I had ever read. I read it after having 1 or 2 kids (I can't remember), so I had some first hand experience with birth by the time I had read it. I thought it was a great book. This author gives a fair view of the birth and she tells you what your choices are in a hospital or at home. I was a great book to learn from a professional "choices" women have while they are in labor well as pregnancy and postpartum information which was helpful.

    6. A good comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, while it's not my favorite, I think any woman could pick up this book and feel prepared. I thought Kitzinger had interesting perspectives on pain management in labor, that is when my highlighter did the most work. I read this book as a part of my childbirth educator curriculum.

    7. I liked this book it discussed pregnancy and birth in many dimensions - the medical, physical, and emotional. It was a good balance between using language for any mother and citing actual studies. I liked the "inserts" showing different exercises and positions and also the birth stories. It even covers water birth.

    8. (Non-Fiction Childbirth) I only read the childbirth part of this book, as I've done my research on pregnancy. I found it to be really helpful. This book offers good advice on breathing through labor, relaxing using visualizations, and movements to try during labor. They also provide useful information on the stages of labor and medical interventions.

    9. This was a great book for me going through my first pregnancy. It was informative, explored many different options and wasn't fear-based which is something I really value. The more I read, the more I felt confident in my choices and preparation!

    10. Sassy, practical, and a nice balance between hippie and medical establishment. Much of what I read here was echoed in pregnancy prep classes. A good all around preparation for the blessed eventor at least I hope so.

    11. Excellent - Sheila Kitzinger is a social anthropologist and writes this pregnancy/childbirth book from a very woman-centred perspective. Very well researched and surprisingly evidence based. Overall, I found this book to be informative and reassuring.

    12. I don't know if I'd say this is exactly a complete book on Pregnancy, but it is very thorough on childbirth, mentioning all the different options women have today from a hospital birth to birthing center to home birth, and ways to prepare for each and what to expect during and after.

    13. This book offered a lot of useful information about the labor and delivery portion of the pregnancy & childbirth process, much of which is missing from other pregnancy books. After reading it, I feel much better prepared for delivery. I'd highly recommend this book for any pregnant person.

    14. Seems to hit all the right notesd definitely sounds like it's written by a trained soc anth with 5 kids of her own. Anyway we'll see

    15. A very informative read with excellent information to help with natural birth and medicated too. I feel well informed after reading this

    16. Suuuuper informative. Lots of hidden tips and tricks to ease pregnancy symptoms in natural ways that you don't hear about a lot any more.

    17. This is an excellent source of information about pregnancy and birth. I read many books and articles, and this one was the most informative and useful. This book stands out among others, because virtually every statement is supported by evidence. The author cites to numerous studies, articles, and other scientific sources. Accordingly, I felt that I could rely on what I was reading. I give this book to friends who are newly pregnant. I think the author does have a bias against epidurals and c-se [...]

    18. A good general information guide on pregnancy and childbirth, though this book has not been updated in about 14 years. There is a good deal of information about pregnancy and childbirth, along with a great deal of photographs and information. This book also isn't one sided and gives information and perspectives on both natural and medicated birth.

    19. is beautifully written. It's innocent, poetic, and inspiring.It also drove me kind of nuts.Reading it reminded me of this scenario: imagine a parent teaching her teenage child to drive. She wants to be positive and encouraging, and so as her child is driving along she says something like this, "Oh, honey, I'm so excited that you're learning to drive! It's going to be so great for you to be able to get places on your own! You're getting so mature and WATCH OUT FOR THAT CURB!"Much of the text is v [...]

    20. I was starving for information about my options if something goes wrong during childbirth. But it seemed like books about childbirth fell into two camps: 1. Doctors wanna cut you because it's fast and insurance pays more! Neverever let them! ("Pushed", "Misconceptions", "Spiritual Midwifery") 2. Here's a gob of conventional wisdom. Why bother reading it, when you can just put your paralyzed legs in the stirrups and do what the hospital tells you? ("What To Expect When You're Expecting", "Girlfri [...]

    21. I liked this book for the detail it went into, also the list of abbreviations at the front was very useful for decoding my hospital chart. I had always felt it was written in some crazy language and no one wanted me to know what it said.I did, however feel totally brainwashed in favour of natural vaginal birthing, without medical interventions after reading it, and I felt it read too much into the feminist theory aspect of midwifery. There were whole paragraphs which pointed out how medical jarg [...]

    22. At times, this book has a definite agenda (such as saying that circumcision is tantamount to mutilation); but overall, it was the most comprehensive and useful overview of what might happen during labor. It focuses more on the end of pregnancy and especially on the birthing process, which was extremely helpful as I was trying to make decisions about my own birth plan. It goes in-depth on ways to have natural birth, but is also fair in explaining how epidurals, c-sections and other interventions [...]

    23. An excellent overview of pregnancy, labor, and birth with the neutral tone and format of a textbook. At the very beginning there is a handy pregnancy week by week guide, and at the end there is a glossary and an index. Because of its textbook style, The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth includes things that other birth books may leave out such as illustrations of a vaginal breech delivery and photographs of labor positions in a home birth pool. It is a good resource for those in search [...]

    24. Good if you want a more touchy-feely description of pregnancy and birth. For being pro-homebirth I am surprised there wasn't more information about natural pain management in birth. She seemed to take the approach that for detailed information you should go to a childbirth preparation class (probably partially because she is a childbirth educator). Some good information, but I think I prefer Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn for it's breadth of information. I guess it just depends on whether [...]

    25. Best book so far. Awesome detail and pictures. The author tells you like it is; which is honestly, what I needed. I'm tired of reading "Pregnancy is the best time in your life" or "You will have this magical glow". This books tells you pregnancy is hard and you will be sick. But, it also tells you how to combat those issues to make your pregnancy the best is can be. Because to be honest, I hate it. I really do. Don't take that as I am a bad mother; I am looking forward to holding my little baby [...]

    26. This is a very basic information type of book. It was super highly rated and I found it for 1.99 so I went for it but it turned out to be a day long flip-through book for me. I think this is great for a genuine first time parent or one who's not informed about the process or options. I like that it's very inclusive toward non-medical attitudes and choices. I was hoping it'd have more photos of births and interesting stories and whatnot. Again, very basic but very thorough. I think it's kind of o [...]

    27. A comprehensive book with an evident bias. I agree with a number of the previous reviews of this book. While the book contains much useful information, it seems to have been written by a woman with a philosophy from the '60s and '70s. The language is unusually colourful, and the photos appear as if they were taken in the '80s or '90s, despite the fact that this book was published in 2004. I would recommend this book to expectant mothers looking for alternative environments and methods by which t [...]

    28. If you are very "pro" medical model then this author's viewpoint may come across as very strongly "anti" medical model. I have enjoyed the information, but she doesn't write from an un-biased viewpiont. If that is what you are looking for, you need to find another book. There is alot of helpful information inside, just be prepared to read understanding this is her viewpoint, it doesn't mean she is wrong (there is some truth to her points), but you also need to know what you are looking for. :-)

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