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Home Birth: A Practical Guide [Paperback]

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Item description for Home Birth: A Practical Guide by Nicky Wesson, Karl Heinrich Hofmann, Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., E. Gossinger, M. Luzhetska, Gregory Volk, Open University & B. Teissier...

A perfect balance of practical information and personal stories, Home Birth is essential reading for couples considering the alternative to a hospital birth. Childbirth educator Wesson shows how having your baby in your own home can be the most fulfilling thing youll ever do. While some information is UK-based, much of the book is also relevant to US readers.

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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 30, 2007
Publisher   Pinter & Martin Ltd
ISBN  1905177062  
ISBN13  9781905177066  

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More About Nicky Wesson, Karl Heinrich Hofmann, Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., E. Gossinger, M. Luzhetska, Gregory Volk, Open University & B. Teissier

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > General
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Women's Health > Pregnancy & Childbirth > General
3Books > Subjects > Home & Garden
4Books > Subjects > Medicine > General

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Okay if you are in the U.S., much more helpful if you are in the UK  Aug 6, 2008
A lot of this book is about navigating the option of homebirth if you are U.K. based. Which could be really helpful if you are in the U.K. but not as much if you are U.S. based. However, even if you are not in the U.K. the stories are great - there are a range of stories (and, honestly a lot of them - maybe a tad too many) about home births, how they went, what people struggled with, what worked well, and so on. It gives you a good sense of the range of experiences that women have with labor and birthing. It is reassuring in the sense that it shows that home births can go beautifully, can have challenges, and, for most families profiled, seem to be a choice they really were glad they made. There is some more practical information - what to have at the birth, what to expect, how to deal with challenges (or rather, stories about how people dealt with challenges), and so on. It is a nice supplemental book - and one of the few out there primarily about home birth - but I would suggest Mothering Magazine's Having a Baby, Naturally as a better key book on pregnancy and birth. They cover home birth to some extent. The Sears books on pregnancy and birth, while a little more doctor-focused/a little less natural than I tend to (with little or nothing on home births), are also very good basic books to start with.
Empowering Stories, Detailed Info (UK Based)  Nov 7, 2007
Excellent details about all aspects of home birth, as well as encouragement for those choosing to birth in hospital settings. The history of home birth is included in a well-researched chapter, which is more comprehensive than other books. Many empowering stories and details are within. This book was written in the UK - so there are minor details (such as the common home use of the Tens Machine, and gas/oxygen) that differ from homebirth in the United States. However, it is an excellent resource from which moms-to-be will gain more insight into natural birthing. It is GOOD to get ideas/stories from various sub-cultures around the world - we are all unified as women in birth and learn a great deal from sharing with each other.
Bland and Mediocre  Aug 23, 2007
I bought this book from the local bookstore two days ago and I just finished it. I was less than impressed. My bookshelf has several shelves dedicated to birth, labor and breastfeeding, and this is the worst one I have read in a long time. Just to be upfront, this book was originally published in London, and it is geared for a British readership. I got nothing useful out of this book except for a "home birth supply checklist." I would recommend any of Ina May's books, "birthing from within", or Deepak Chopra's newest book "Spiritual Lives, Magical Beginnings"

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