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Natural Hospital Birth 2nd Edition by Cynthia Gabriel
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I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Many mothers-to-be find themselves torn between choosing a natural childbirth with minimal medical intervention, and the peace of mind offered by instant access to life-saving technology that only a hospital can provide.
Cynthia Gabriel, a doula who has attended hundreds of births and who advises hospitals on how to facilitate low-intervention childbirths, knows that new moms can have both. In this fully updated edition of her popular and pioneering book Natural Hospital Birth, Gabriel gives moms, as well as partners and even medical personnel, concise and reassuring guidance on how to have as natural a birth as possible in a hospital setting.
Gabriel shows expectant mothers how to avoid unnecessary medical interventions, how to take the initiative and consciously prepare for the kind of birth they want, and how to prepare a birth plan to share with doctors and nurses at the hospital.
A very useful book for mothers-to-be: her suggestions are, of course, generalisms as every mother and their health (and their hospital, doctor, etc. etc.) are individual and varying. The expression “birth plan” always makes me snicker as life turns on a dime and you can end up having your baby in the freezer section of Loblaws: cool but not cool. Interesting read nonetheless: a great little, short book..
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April 17, 2018 – Started Reading
April 17, 2018 – Shelved
April 17, 2018 – Shelved as: k-e-k
April 17, 2018 – Shelved as: zz-2018ng-when-i-read
April 18, 2018 – Finished Reading

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