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An Easier Childbirth: A Mothers Guide for Birthing Normally

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Childbirth should be one of the most joyful experiences in a woman's life. All too frequently it is one of the most fearful. In An Easier Childbirth, Gayle Peterson, a nationally recognized leader in the field of Perinatal Psychology prepares the mother-to-be for the most positive experience possible utilizing a childbirth preparation method based on medical research that ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Published August 13th 1993 by Shadow & Light
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Aug 29, 2009 Laura rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I've seen a study that showed that a woman's birth is an event that will stand out in her mind above most everything else. Which means that psychologically a woman's births do affect her. But a birth does not have to perfect to have a positive attitude, which is part of what this book addresses: how to face disappointments from past births so that they do not hinder a current birth. I had very few disappointments from my one birth, but I gained insight from thinking about what was disappointing. ...more
Very informative, helpful in working through traumatic previous labor and delivery experiences. A little weird in the beginning when it talks about re-living your own birth... but other than that, it is a great read for any pregnant woman.
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"An Easier Childbirth should be read by every expectant parent. Peterson's workbook focuses on the personal reality of the pregnant couple, offering valuable approaches to explore and resolve emotional issues prior to birth. This extremely important process, which is overlooked in most childbirth books, is the essence of preparation." -- Elizabeth Noble, author of Childbirth with Insight and Esse
This would be a good read for a first time mom, but for someone who has already experienced childbirth, it was a bit too basic.
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Gayle Peterson, MSSW, LCSW, PhD is an international expert specializing in prenatal and family development. She is the founder of:, an online resource that has won acclaim from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy for guidance about what contributes to healthy family relationships. Her articles on family relationships appear in professional j ...more
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