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Active birth : the new approach to giving birth naturally

Author: Janet Balaskas
Publisher: Harvard, Mass. : Harvard Common Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"In an active birth, a mother moves about freely, finds comfortable postitions for labor and delivery, and seldom needs drugs or obstertrical interventions. This book teaches mothers to develop all of their bodily resources for giving birth, to follow their own instincts, and to take full control of the childbirth experience."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Balaskas
ISBN: 1558320377 9781558320376 1558320385 9781558320383
OCLC Number: 24627361
Notes: First ed. published in 1983. 2nd ed. published: London : Thorsons, 1991 under the title: New active birth.
Description: xviii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Sheila Kitzinger --
Preface --
Introduction / Michel Odent --
1. What is an active birth? --
2. Your body in pregnancy --
3. Yoga-based exercises for pregnancy --
4. Breathing --
5. Massage --
6. Labor & birth --
7. Active birth at the home or in the hospital --
8. Water birth --
9. After the birth --
10. Postpartum exercises --
Emergency birth : for the partner.
Responsibility: Janet Balaskas.
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Recommends squatting, sitting, and kneeling postions for childbirth, explains the advantages of this approach, and demonstrates helpful stretching exercises.  Read more...

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