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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:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Since the original publication of The Birth Partner in 1989, new mothers' mates, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its third edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simkin, Penny, 1938-
Birth partner.
Boston, Mass. : Harvard Common Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007025799
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Simkin
ISBN: 9781558324923 1558324925
OCLC Number: 797834063
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 398 pages :) : illustrations
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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