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The doula book : how a trained labor companion can help you have a shorter, easier, and healthier birth

Author: Marshall H Klaus; John H Kennell; Phyllis H Klaus
Publisher: Boston, MA : Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall H Klaus; John H Kennell; Phyllis H Klaus
ISBN: 9780738215068 0738215066
OCLC Number: 701015374
Notes: "Portions of this book appeared in an earlier edition entitled Mothering the mother, published by Addison-Wesley in 1993"--Title page verso.
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Description: xiii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The need for support in labor --
The special role of the doula --
Enhancing the birth experience --
Reducing discomfort, pain, and anxiety in childbirth --
Obstetric benefits of doula support --
Longer-term benefits of doula support --
Birth with a doula --
A father's true role --
A female relative or close friend trained as a doula --
Postpartum care --
Appendix A: The training of a doula --
Appendix B: Relaxation, visualization, and self-hypnosis exercises for pregnancy, labor, birth, and breastfeeding --
Appendix C: Characteristics of randomized clinical trials of labor support --
Appendix D: Resources.
Responsibility: Marshall H. Klaus, John H. Kennell, Phyllis H. Klaus.

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