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Birth Models That Work
This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiologi ...more
Kindle Edition, 496 pages
(first published 2009)
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This book really opened my eyes to the beauty of midwifery. The stories from the Free Standing Birth Center in England especially caught my attention. In one of the stories a teenager came in to the birth center really distraught. She had been in labor for a while, but wasn’t progressing. She was thrashing around on the bed, so finally they took the bed out of the room and the midwife asked everyone except the young woman to leave. When everyone was out of the room, the midwife simply held the a ...more
I must be honest and disclose that I didn't read the whole book. I only read the portions that were required for an upcoming course. For me, what earned it only one star was the attitude that "modern maternity care and childbirth is evil".