Inder's Reviews > The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
Ah, the politics of childbirth. There is a lot of good information here, and I largely agree with the author, but found her aggressive polemics to be a turn-off at times. If you are looking for an indictment of the "obstetrical mindframe," this is your book. This book does a more-than-adequate job of telling you what you don't want when it comes to childbirth. But if you are looking for helpful hints on how to manage labor naturally (that is, what you do want), look elsewhere (specifically, you might want to try something by Ina May Gaskin). This book is likely to increase your anxiety about labor and childbirth rather than make you feel empowered to try natural childbirth. So while this is a great source of facts, it's not the most emotionally supportive guide I've come across.
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February 11, 2009 – Shelved
February 11, 2009 – Shelved as: health
February 11, 2009 – Shelved as: women
February 12, 2009 –9.11% "The aggressively adversarial tone of the introduction was a turn-off, but there is a lot of good information here."
February 13, 2009 –36.46%
February 15, 2009 – Finished Reading
February 16, 2009 – Shelved as: read-2009
January 15, 2010 – Shelved as: parenting-2009