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Homebirth: The Essential Guide to Giving Birth Outside of the Hospital Hardcover – 1 Sep 1991

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Dk Pub (T); First American Edition edition (Sept. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879431017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879431010
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 19.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 779,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An excellent guide to homebirth. It is a shame it is out of print.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Empowering! 24 Nov. 2001
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Format: Hardcover
When I was pregnant with our 4th child, I became very fearful of what my labor would be like. My third delivery was hard. My son was posterior and my back ached terribly throughout. When my husband and I took a refresher course of our childbirth class, I knew I needed some extra encouragement. My midwife recommended Homebirth, by Sheila Kitzinger. I DEVOURED it!!! She makes childbirth an empowering life challenge. Whether you have your baby at home or not, the advise and words of encouragement are a great booster to your resolve to have a natural, gentle birth! Birthing is both physical and mental, and she addresses both aspects beautifully. Had I not read her book, I would have begun my fourth labor with fear and dread which would have made it even harder! But because I was confident and relaxed, it was an incredible birth with little pain physically, and no doubt or fear mentally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book! 7 Feb. 2001
By Adriene - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book offers several stories of homebirth, their joys and triumphs. The pictures are breathtaking, and the author does an impressive job in her descrpitions of the events. Highly recommended for anyone considering homebirth, or simply interested in the beautiful process of childbirth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Homebirth and you 14 Mar. 2000
By Martin J Spielman Jr - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is simple yet gets to the point of the issue. Homebirth is a pleasant alternative, especially to those traumatized by previous hospital births. The book talks about involving the whole family and has some wonderful pictures.
5.0 out of 5 stars in depth analysis of medical & homebirthing systems 29 Nov. 2012
By Michael B. Sprague - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Written/pub 20 years ago, is a pioneering promotion of home birth & exposing dozens of medical procedures, mostly dangerous & damaging, compared to natural homebirthing, so aware, tender, sensitive & caring for babies & mothers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book when my Bible throughout five childbirths. I wish I could give it 10 Stars! 28 April 2013
By Blushwriter - Published on
Format: Hardcover
My first childbirth was a nightmare with forceps, stirrups, saddle block, et cetera. I knew I never wanted to go through that again. I was introduced to Sheila Kitzinger's works while attending a La Leche league meeting. I have read her books over and over. I was delighted that I met her in person at a childbirth conference so I could tell her that my babies were all "Kissinger" babies. she was so kind that she invited me to Have lunch with her. I am happy to say that both my daughter and my daughter-in-law have found her work to be as helpful as I did. God bless you Sheila Kitzinger for all the women you have helped to have Easier childbirths and healthier babies
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