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Books-The Thinking Womans Guide to a Better Birth

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Book Description The newest procedures. The latest information. The complete rundown on modern pregnancy and childbirth...for women who want the facts. Every intelligent, informed woman is used to gathering the most complete information she can get before making a decision. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions in her life--how she will give birth--it can be tough to get the complete picture, even from an obstetrician. Surprisingly, much of the latest research goes against common medical opinion. Certified Lamaze instructor and activist Henci Goer brings women the carefully researched facts they will want to have. Based on the latest medical studies and literature, The Thinking Womans Guide To A Better Birth offers clear, concise information on tests, procedures and treatments--and gives advice about:* cesareans * ultrasound * gestational diabetes * breech babies * inducing labor * IVs * electronic fetal monitoring * ruptured membranes * epidurals * episiotomies * vaginal birth after a cesarean * midwives and obstetricians * alternative birthing methods * choosing a birth location * drugs and delivery * elective induction * professional labor support * and much more * Author is a certified Lamaze instructor and doula who counsels women on their childbirth experiences * Author belongs to the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services * Drawn upon the most up-to-date medical literature and studies * Written in an accessible, understandable style, explaining technical medical terms * Gives advice to women who were dissatisfied with their first birth experience About the Author Henci Goer specializes in birth issues. Her previous book, Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities, is a highly-acclaimed resource for childbirth professionals. Goer has written consumer education pamphlets and numerous articles for magazines as diverse as Readers Digest and Childbirth Instructor. For nearly 20 years, Goer has been a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator and labor support professional (doula). Cheaper then Amazon