The Doula Book

The Doula Book

How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth

Book - 2012 | 3rd ed.
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Parents-to-be who want a shorter, healthier, and easier birth are increasingly choosing the help of a trained labor companion called a doula. This warm, authoritative and irreplaceable book has become the authoritative guide to support in labor. The revised edition includes new research results showing how labor support reduces: rates of cesarian section; length of labor; use of episiotomy; and, pain medication required. The book also discusses the possible downsides of epidurals to help mothers make an informed decision. A new chapter on hypnosis and self hypnosis and one on how a family member can be trained as an effective doula both make this book a complete resource for parents who want the shortest, easiest and healthiest birth for themselves and their baby.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, c2012.
Edition: 3rd ed.
Branch Call Number: 618.45 KLA
Characteristics: xiii, 249 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Klaus, Phyllis H.
Kennell, John H. 1922-


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