The Doula Book

The Doula Book

How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies.

Perseus Publishing
For all expectant parents who want to reclaim normal birth, the authoritative guide to support in labor

For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and healthiest childbirth.

Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book.


Publisher: Boston :, Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group,, 2012
Edition: Third edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780738215068
Characteristics: xiii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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