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Birth Crisis Paperback – July 26, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0415372664 ISBN-10: 0415372666 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415372666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415372664
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,324,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'In the 1990s, Shelia Kitzinger set up a Birth Crisis hotline and corresponding workshops to address the concerns of women who contacted her about their difficult birth experiences.  Birth Crisis springs from their stories of distress and healing. Each chapter knits their experiences together with the author's commentary and lists ways to avoid destructive maternity care.' -  Jane Pincus, Vermont, USA

'Birth Crisis provides a thorough explanation of what constitutes a 'medicalized' birth experience and what the symptoms of PTSD are after giving birth. This book also provides women with alternatives to the medical model and provides support for women who may be experiencing trauma after giving birth....Birth Crisis does an excellent job of bringing to light a very important issue in women's health.' - Sara Martino, Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

This is a comprehensive account of the ways that birth can be a traumatic experience in our society. Helen Sassoon, Research networker. New Digest

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Freeman on December 10, 2007
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Birth crisis was introduced to me after hearing Sheila speak at the 25th Australia homebirth conference in June 2007. Sheila is a very inspirational woman in reading this book has allowed me to be more forthright in my own midwifery practice in caring for women within the hospital setting. I have started to see the effects that obstetric management of labours more clearly and begun to question why we continue to abuse women in this manner. I will become more vigilant in my observations of obstetric management and ask WHY more often. Thankyou Sheila
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Janet Sheridan on February 13, 2008
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As a childbirth educator for over 35 years, I totally agree and understand where this book is coming from. I am deeply saddened by where the USA is in the birthing realm. Great book!!
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