Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices Paperback – 1 Jan 2009
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About the Author
SARAH BUCKLEY, MD, is an internationally known authority on natural birthing and parenting choices. She has published numerous articles in "Mothering" magazine and "Midwifery Today." She lives in Brisbane, Australia.
THE AUTHOR SCOOP
How long did it take you to write this book?
Around ten years since I wrote the first material, and around 9 months to rewrite and put it all together.
What was the hardest thing about writing a book?
Combining it with looking after 4 children
When did you know you were a writer?
When I was 10, I told my class teacher I wanted to be an author!
Favorite childhood book?
I was a precocious reader, I read "Jane Eyre" at age 10 and loved "Wuthering Heights."
If you had to boil your book s message down to one sentence, what would it be?
Trust your body, trust your baby, follow your instincts
What are you working on now?
A commissioned report on the hormonal orchestration of labor
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Sorting things out on every level, which includes a special talent for removing embedded hair ties from Barbie hair."
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Top Customer Reviews
Sarah has written a brillinat book which covers topics relevant both to pregnancy and the post-natal period. Chapters cover Epiduaral, Caesarean Section, use of other pain-relief drugs in pregnancy, lotus birth, co-sleeping, attachment parenting and breastfeeding.
As a Dr, Sarah looks at research and uses this evidence in her book. There are also personal stories of her own birth experiences at home, including breech birth, water birth and home birth.
A wonderful read for those who are already pro natural birth as well as those who are still undecided and want to know more about their options.
I work as a birth professional and I have found that my clients who hope to achieve a natural birth, or a home birth, just love this book and find it an excellent source of information.
Sometimes this book I felt goes into too much scientific study and I did skim-read some parts where there was too much detail about studies against each drug, but I'm still giving it 5/5 as it really is a testament to the female body and how we are DESIGNED to birth naturally. Ofcourse, if emergency situations genuinely arise, then I am grateful for having a hospital nearby, but, a natural undisturbed birth is what I feel we should ALL be aiming for, for the best start we can give ourselves as parents, and our babies as new beings into this world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was the second birthing book I read; the first was Ina May Gaskin's guide to Childbirth, so I was already familiar with things like Pitocin and prostaglandins etc. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Robert Illes
This book will hopefully dispel all the negative stories you will hear surrounding childbirth as a first time mom to be. Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2014 by Mrs Wilson
Good info, book ok overall, but she doesn't really talk about unassisted birth. Her ''natural'' births were all with interventions. Kinda disappointing.Published on 27 Feb. 2014 by Svetlana
Informative, up to date, passionate. A welcome arrival in my mailbox and a great read before our other little arrival. Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2013 by Fiona Scull
Personally most of the information in here is not new as I've already read articles that cover similar topics from writers such as Chris Kresser or from antenatal courses. Read morePublished on 5 Nov. 2013 by R Lee
Exellent condition, fast delivery, recommand it to all book lovers! I would order any time again :) Simply perfect, no complains what so ever.Published on 1 July 2013 by Simone Isabella Kanz
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