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Home Birth: a practical guide Nicky Wesson

Home Birth: a practical guide

Nicky Wesson

Published January 31st 2011
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Kindle Edition
256 pages
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Home Birth is essential reading for all couples considering having their baby at home.Striking a perfect balance of practical information, compelling personal stories and research evidence, leading childbirth educator Nicky Wesson shows how givingMoreHome Birth is essential reading for all couples considering having their baby at home.Striking a perfect balance of practical information, compelling personal stories and research evidence, leading childbirth educator Nicky Wesson shows how giving birth to your baby in your own home can be the most exciting and fulfilling thing you ever do.4th completely revised and updated edition.Contents: Why women want their babies at home - Safety - Deciding to have your baby at home - Obtaining a home birth - The high-risk pregnancy - Complications of pregnancy - The birth - Problems in labour - Problems after birth - Useful addresses - etcA useful resource for anyone who is involved in supporting womens choices with regards to place of birth. Home Birth includes the latest evidence with regards to safety of homebirth. I particularly liked the stories from women which give the book a real women-centred feel. These anecdotes uncover the power that women who are in control of their births can feel. Wesson tackles the issue that many texts for parents ignore - the high-risk woman who choses to give birth at home.I recommend this book. Giving an insight into womens stories can also enhance our empathy as midwives, as well as opening up debate in areas that some may find uncomfortable. Laura Abbott, Independent Midwife and Supervisor of Midwives - The Practising MidwifeIf you want to make a genuine informed choice about your care & where youd like to give birth, I seriously advise every newly-pregnant couple to read this book before their 12 week booking-in appointment - its a cracker. As well as being a practical guide, it is extensively researched, hugely informative & contains a plethora of birth stories to fit every occasion & eventuality - and theres nothing pregnant women like more than reading others birth stories. Its balanced, well-thought-out and easy-to-read information should be considered by every pregnant woman - even those who are dead-set on a hospital birth. Your Baby, Your BodyThis guide claims to be the only book youll need for planning a birth at home. If anything, this is an understatement: it covers every eventuality on the home birth spectrum, from every emotional, physical and practical angle imaginable. An up-to-date, inspiring must-read. Viv Groskop – New Digest, NCTI have often thought about the problem of how do you tell a first time mum all that experience you pick up having babies, without frightening her. How do you empower her to know what she wants? I reckon this book goes a long way to solve the problem. It is written in a very easy to read, matter of fact way, interspersed with heart-warming and heart-wrenching stories from other mums and dads. If I have one criticism it is the title – even if you don’t think you want a home birth, it is still relevant to everyone who is pregnant. Don’t miss reading this book. Shane Ridley – AIMS