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Doula Book (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) [Paperback]

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26 Jan 2012 A Merloyd Lawrence Book
For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and healthiest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 3rd Revised edition edition (26 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738215066
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738215068
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 17.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sacramento Book Review, June 2012"Has been a mainstay for both couples considering hiring a doula and women in training to become a doula for years...This book is a great place for women to start when looking to learn more about labor companions. It is full of valuable knowledge and useful personal anecdotes that pregnant women and potential doulas alike will find beneficial. Spread the word and hire a doula!" Portland Book Review, 9/12/12 "Clear, motivational, and inspirational."

About the Author

Marshall H. Klaus, MD, internationally known neonatologist, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Distinguished pediatrician John H. Kennell, MD, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve Medical School. Psychotherapist Phyllis H. Klaus, MFT, LMSW, is widely known for her practice and teaching of the psychology of pregnancy.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not a necessary read unless you know nothing about doulas 5 Nov 2013
By Lisa R - Published on
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I started this book at the beginning of my doula training (it was recommended reading) and never actually finished it. It had some useful information for new doulas and for parents considering using a doula, but unfortunately did not have much I didn't already know. I think in its time this book was probably a bit revolutionary and could still be useful for parents who have no idea what a doula is, but otherwise it's not a necessary read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must for every birth doula 30 Nov 2012
By Kandace Beck - Published on
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This is on the DONA international required reading list and is a must for every birth doula in training. But, if you aren't sure what a doula and are considering one for the birth of your baby, this is a great book to consider as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 29 May 2014
By Mary F. Hanks - Published on
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I'm just beginning my Doula training and this was the 1st book of the required reading. I very much enjoyed the book and look forward to learning more!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Aspiring Doulas 6 Aug 2013
By Mj - Published on
I am currently pursuing certification to become a doula, and found this book to be very helpful in understanding the role and importance of being a doula. It includes a few sections specifically on (very interesting) research regarding doulas, and includes extensive lists of the references, resources, and research sited for further reading. It also helped me to make the final decision in regards to whether or not I truly wished to pursue this new course in life.
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitively Boring 7 July 2014
By Amanda - Published on
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This is more about the results of studies, over and over again. I am a fast reader but this book puts me to sleep.
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