The Birth Partner

The Birth Partner

A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

Book - 2013
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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, [2013]
Edition: Fourth edition
ISBN: 9781558328198
Branch Call Number: 618.4 S58b3
Characteristics: xx, 396 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Apr 24, 2017

I disagree with the user who commented that you wouldn't want to read this if you're a pregnant mother. I HIGHLY enjoyed this book while pregnant, and read it before my husband did so that I could highlight the areas I hoped he would focus on.

It was a very good book, and very helpful for both the mother and the birth partner.

Apr 08, 2016

A really useful & comprehensive book for birth partners/dads. You do NOT want to read it though -- if you are the expecting mom.

Jul 17, 2014

This is the best book for any birth partner. It's the only one to read.

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