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The Resource Your best birth : know all your options, discover the natural choices, and take back the birth experience, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein ; foreword by Jacques Moritz

Your best birth : know all your options, discover the natural choices, and take back the birth experience, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein ; foreword by Jacques Moritz

Label
Your best birth : know all your options, discover the natural choices, and take back the birth experience
Title
Your best birth
Title remainder
know all your options, discover the natural choices, and take back the birth experience
Statement of responsibility
Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein ; foreword by Jacques Moritz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The national C-section rate is at an all-time high. Are all these C-sections necessary? Inductions seem to be the norm, but are they always needed? Today, expectant mothers are often left feeling powerless, as their instincts are replaced by drugs and routine medical procedures. This book shows that you have a choice, and you have the power to plan the kind of birth that's right for you--whether at a birth center, a hospital, or at home. Advocates of informed choice Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein inspire women to take back the birth experience, with essential advice on: positive and negative effects of epidurals, Pitocin, and other drugs and interventions; inducing vs. allowing your labor to progress naturally; the truth behind the staggering C-section rate; assembling your birth team and creating your birth plan. Also includes inspiring birth stories, including well-known personalities, such as Laila Ali and Cindy Crawford.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lake, Ricki
Dewey number
618.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
RG525
LC item number
.L25 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Epstein, Abby
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childbirth
  • Natural childbirth
  • Obstetricians
  • Midwives
Label
Your best birth : know all your options, discover the natural choices, and take back the birth experience, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein ; foreword by Jacques Moritz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Not your mama's birth plan -- Your best birth place -- Obstetricians: find Dr. Right -- Midwives: not just for hippies anymore -- Doulas: labor's love -- The guest list: birth as a private party -- For sexual abuse survivors, a healing -- Epidurals: you haven't got time for the pain -- Pitocin and inductions: let's get this party started -- Fetal monitors: reading between the lines -- Episiotomies, vacuums and forceps: the (un)kindest cut -- C-sections and vbac: To c or not to c -- Loving your labor -- Bonding with baby
Control code
738995
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780446538138
Lccn
2008046751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780446538138
  • (OCoLC)270129938
Label
Your best birth : know all your options, discover the natural choices, and take back the birth experience, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein ; foreword by Jacques Moritz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Not your mama's birth plan -- Your best birth place -- Obstetricians: find Dr. Right -- Midwives: not just for hippies anymore -- Doulas: labor's love -- The guest list: birth as a private party -- For sexual abuse survivors, a healing -- Epidurals: you haven't got time for the pain -- Pitocin and inductions: let's get this party started -- Fetal monitors: reading between the lines -- Episiotomies, vacuums and forceps: the (un)kindest cut -- C-sections and vbac: To c or not to c -- Loving your labor -- Bonding with baby
Control code
738995
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780446538138
Lccn
2008046751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780446538138
  • (OCoLC)270129938

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