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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||v, 279 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm|
|Contents:||Pregnancy to motherhood in one not-so-simple step --
The first shot fired in the mommy wars --
All about control; micromanaging vs. letting it go --
No place like home; home birth --
The best of both worlds; birthing centers --
Modern myths about midwifes and doulas --
No drugs, thanks; natural birth in a hospital --
Epidural heaven; medicated birth in a hospital --
Murphy brown, labor instructor; media and childbirth --
Abdominal debuts; medically advised, pre-planned c-sections --
On your own terms; maternal-choice c-sections --
Not what I expected; when your birth plan goes out the window --
Conclusion: the myth of bliss.
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Recommended for the mom-to-be
Great book from a health journalist. It covers the spectrum of childbirth options, while including personal stories and medical facts for each. Highly recommended, especially for the mom who hasn't yet decided on her labor & delivery preferences.
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