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The birth partner : a complete guide to childbirth for dads, doulas, and other labor companions

Author: Penny Simkin
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Common Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive guide for labor companions that discusses how to care for and assist new mothers in the final weeks of pregnancy through postpartum, and also covers epidurals, non-drug techniques to ease labor pain, cesarean births, breastfeeding, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Simkin
ISBN: 9781558323575 1558323570
OCLC Number: 145940471
Description: xviii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The last few weeks of pregnancy --
Getting into labor --
Moving through the stages of labor --
Comfort measures for labor --
Strategies for challenging variations in normal labor --
Tests, technologies, interventions, and procedures --
Complications in late pregnancy, labor, or afterward --
Medications for pain during labor --
Cesarean birth, and vaginal birth after cesarean --
The first few days postpartum --
Getting started with breastfeeding.
Responsibility: Penny Simkin.
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A guide for those who wish to help a woman have a positive childbirth experience. It provides information about: techniques and medications for easing labor pain; tests and treatments of the fetus  Read more...

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An excellent foundation resource

by whelman (WorldCat user published 2011-01-08) Excellent Permalink

While the book only covers the pre-labor through breastfeeding aspect of pregnancy (written as a guide for doulas this makes sense), I felt it really addressed well what my role as a first time...
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