The Birth Partner
A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor CompanionsBook - 2013
Fully revised in its fourth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. This completely updated edition includes thorough information on: Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun; Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way; Epidurals and other medications for labor; Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain; Cesarean birth and complications that may require it; Breastfeeding and newborn care; And much more. For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.
Publisher: Boston, MA : The Harvard Common Press, 
Edition: Fourth edition
Branch Call Number: 618.4 S58b3
Characteristics: xx, 396 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm