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Birthing from Within : An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation,9780965987301

Birthing from Within : An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

by Unknown
Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: 7/1/1998
Publisher(s): Partera Press
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

The Birthing From Within approach prepares a mother for birthing from within. She needs insight about what labour and birth will be like from her perspective, and preparation to be in labour and give birth as a mother, not as a trained para-professional.

Author Biography

Pam England, CNM, MA, has been a nurse/midwife for 20 years and is the founder of the Art of Birthing Center. Rob Horowitz, PhD, has been a clinical psychologist for 20 years. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii(2)
Introduction ix
SECTION I: BEGINNING YOUR JOURNEY 2(28)
1 Finding Your Question
2(2)
2 Emptying Your Mind
4(2)
3 Worry is the Work of Pregnancy
6(3)
4 Connecting With Other Women
9(11)
5 Eating in Awareness
20(10)
SECTION II: THE ART OF BIRTHING 30(48)
6 Black Cloud Over Birth
30(2)
7 Birth Art Teaches
32(5)
8 Taking The Plunge
37(4)
9 Discovery Through Drawing and Painting
41(14)
10 How Birth Art Helped Donna Become a Mother
55(5)
11 Revelations Through Clay
60(6)
12 Preserving Your Shape Shift: Making a Belly Cast
66(3)
13 Birth Art and Insights from Professional Artists
69(9)
SECTION III: PREPARING YOUR BIRTH PLACE 78(40)
14 Ask Questions Before Your Chile is Roasted
78(4)
15 Where Mothers Build Their Nests
82(4)
16 Childbirth as a Rite of Passage
86(10)
17 The Birth Plan Trap
96(2)
18 Birthing With Wolves
98(3)
19 Home Birth
101(17)
SECTION IV: BEING POWERFUL IN BIRTH 118(42)
20 Even Paper Tigers Can Bite
118(2)
21 Labor Means Hard Work
120(9)
22 Out of Control: How to "Lose It" In Labor
129(4)
23 These Bones Were Made for Birthin'
133(3)
24 Stand and Deliver
136(13)
25 How to Give Birth if You Need a Cesarean
149(7)
26 Being at a Birth Doesn't Make a Man a Father
156(4)
SECTION V: FATHERS AND BIRTH COMPANIONS 160(30)
27 Getting Dads Involved
160(6)
28 Pitfalls of Labor Coaching
166(2)
29 What's a Father To Do?
168(5)
30 The First Moments
173(7)
31 Laborland Etiquette
180(6)
32 Gathering Information: Guidelines for Making Decisions and Giving Informed Consent
186(4)
SECTION VI: BIRTHING THROUGH PAIN 190(66)
Introduction 190(2)
33 Looking for a Way Out
192(2)
34 Exploring Beliefs and Attitudes About Pain
194(3)
35 Endorphins
197(2)
36 The Ecology of Pain
199(8)
37 Don't Give Birth Without a Doula
207(6)
38 Proven Pain Techniques
213(27)
39 The Compassionate Use of Drugs and Epidurals
240(16)
SECTION VII: GESTATING PARENTHOOD 256(24)
40 Gestating Motherhood
256(4)
41 Baby-proofing Your Marriage
260(5)
42 Swaddling the New Parents
265(11)
43 Preserving Your Birth Memories
276(4)
AFTERWORD: Birth as an Adventure 280(2)
APPENDIX A: Special Diets for Special Situations 282(4)
APPENDIX B: Breech Tilt 286(1)
APPENDIX C: Worksheets for Learning the Pain Techniques 287(6)
APPENDIX D: Reminder Cards 293(2)
APPENDIX E: Circumcision 295(2)
Notes 297(8)
Index 305

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