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In her book, midwife Ruth Ehrhardt very simply explores, as the title suggests, how the basic needs of labouring women can be met. It takes into consideration the subtle effect environmental factors have on labour and what those attending births need to be aware of. Drawing on the work of Michel Odent, it focuses quite plainly on the physiology of labour, childbirth and po ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 24th 2015 by True Midwifery
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Samantha
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: birth-guides
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Ruth Ehrhardt
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Of course I think it is fabulous - I wrote it! But I did read it again for the first time the other day and I thought, "Wow! This is pretty good! I wish there were something simple like this lying around when I was pregnant."Something which did not cloud the facts or get in the way of me being pregnant and birthing my babies. And that is why I wrote it, I wanted to be able to give a simple gift to all pregnant women out there, and to those caring for them...to remind them that actually it can al ...more
Chloe Manning
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing

I would highly recommend to any woman expecting a baby. It takes 15 minutes to read, and the information is concise, logical, and inspiring. It has filled me with confidence for my imminent labour! I am so glad I found it!
Yana Mitseva
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-english
Точно, кратко, ясно! :)
Много полезна книжка.
Vanessa
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Short but fabulous book for any expecting mom preparing to labour. Will recommend to all my clients.
Tamryn Sherriffs
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent!

It started my journey of research and preparation for birthing my baby.

The simple, concise contents has given me tremendous confidence in myself ahead of my labour.

I’m a week before my due date and have made sure all my basic needs will be met, and look forward to my magical experience.
Mr P
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Truly insightful

When reading this book, I felt a primal connection with all that was written and knew in my heart this is how it’s meant to be. Love should bring babies into the world x
Hollie
Jun 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not evidenced based. No research to back up any of the suggestions.
Kelli Pizarro
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Short and informative

This book is an easy 30 minute read packed with nuggets of information. Perfect for parents to be or birth assistants.
C
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it¡
Summer Hurst
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Basic needs

Very interesting. As I read such data for writing information at this time, especially historical, there is good information here
Arpine Grigoryan
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, pregnancy
the shortest and most important book for any women going to give birth.
Alex Godin
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Very inspiring and warm.

Very short summer that might help you to look differently at giving birth. I am pregnant and still in the process of deciding where to give birth and this book gave me a good perspective on what kind of birth I want.
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I am a Certified Professional Midwife (NARM), a doula (WOMBS (ZA) / Paramanadoula (UK)), and a Helping Babies Breathe facilitator and trainer.
Originally born in Switzerland, I moved to South Africa with my South African born mother and younger sister when I was eight years old and have lived there ever since. My mother Carol, bought a protea flower farm an hour outside of Ceres ( a small town, app
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“When a woman births, not only is a baby being born but so is a mother.
How we treat her will affect how she feels about herself as a mother
and as a parent.
Be gentle. Be kind. Listen.”
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“The baby, when he or she is ready to be born,
will send a message that tells the mother’s body that it is ready.
The mother’s body can then begin labour by slowly releasing oxytocin, the hormone of love.
The mother and baby work together to bring the baby into the world.”
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