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Author Simkin, Penny, 1938- author.

Title The birth partner : a complete guide to childbirth for dads, doulas, and all other labor companions / Penny Simkin, P.T., with Katie Rohs.

Publication Info. Beverly, MA, USA : Harvard Common Press, 2018.
2 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    j 618.2 SIM 2018    DUE 09-28-21 Billed
Edition Fifth edition.
Description 440 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 418-427) and index.
Contents How to use this book -- A note to doulas -- Before the birth. The last weeks of pregnancy -- Labor and birth. Getting into labor ; Moving through the stages of labor ; Comfort measures for labor ; Strategies for challenging variations in normal labor -- The medical side of childbirth. Tests, technologies, interventions, and procedures ; Complications in late pregnancy, labor, or afterward ; Medications for pain during labor ; Cesarean birth and vaginal birth after cesarean -- After the birth. The first days postpartum ; Getting started with feeding your baby -- Parting words.
Summary "Now fully revised in its fifth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide to helping a woman through labor and birth, and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. The Birth Partner 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; pitocin and other means, including natural ones, to induce or speed up labor; non-drug techniques for easing labor pain; Cesarean birth and complications that may require it; breastfeeding and newborn care; and much more."--Publisher description.
Subject Pregnancy.
Natural childbirth -- Coaching.
Labor (Obstetrics) -- Complications.
Added Author Rohs, Katie, author.
ISBN 9781558329102 (paperback) : $19.99
1558329102 (paperback) : $19.99
9781558329119 (ebook)

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