Buy Used
$5.93
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Book is lightly used with little or no noticeable damage. Unbeatable customer service, and we usually ship the same or next day. Over one million satisfied customers!
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Birth Your Way Paperback – March 1, 2002


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.14 $0.01

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT; 1st edition (March 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789484404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789484406
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #801,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Sheila Kitzinger is the world's best-known writer on childbirth from a woman's point of view. She is the author of 23 books, which are published in 20 languages. They include The New Pregnancy and Childbirth, Breastfeeding and, most recently, Rediscovering Birth. Sheila is a social anthropologist of birth and seeks to help women make their own informed choices about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and motherhood.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book, and it answered my questions thoroughly and with solid documentation about the safety and risks of home birth, birth centers, and hospitals. All of the references and contacts I have researched further have been accurate, as well as helpful. It's a woman-centered, baby-centered, and family-centered book. It gave me a lot to think about and the courage to follow my instincts, as well as to know when it is and isn't safe to give birth out-of-hospital. I highly recommend it for anyone considering whether or not to go a less-medicalized route for her next birth. There is lots of information out there about how to give birth in a hospital setting, but this is one of the few sources of information about giving birth in a more traditional way. Even if one chooses to birth in a hospital, I think there is valuable information here that isn't found other places about why you might want to say no to a routine intervention, how to relax during labor, reasons for certain hospital protocols, birthing positions, having older children present, etc. I've read it several times during more than one pregnancy. It's thought-provoking, encouraging and empowering. I hope it helps you, too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Katie Butcher on August 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
I suffered PTSD after having my first child in hospital. I was so damaged by the experience that I decided to have any more children. But unexpectedly I fell pregnant 6 years later, I was terrified. I was so relived when I read this book, there were other women who had been through the same thing! It gave me confidence and although nervous I decided to have a home birth with the aid of a midwife. It was fantastic, my daughter was born on the sofa with no trouble!! I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who has experienced trauma in a hospital birth and are looking for an alternative for the next one. Inspirational and informative, a must read!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Micah D. Frey on April 14, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
for the women who desire a drug-free home birth. Very encouraging and informative. Not for the mommy's who desire epidurals and medical assistance.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Marisa Hardman on November 15, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have really enjoyed reading this book. Very informative on things that I think everyone should know before giving birth!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Heather on October 19, 2002
Format: Paperback
Kitzenger suggests she is going to provide the facts so you can make an informed decision about choosing to give birth at home, or in a birthing centre. The factual information she shares with us, `how to prepare for a home birth', `choosing a birthing partner' etc. is however laced with blatant guilt inducing propaganda.
"Home birth works best for women who want to cope with pain, rather than hand the pain over to be reduced or eradicated by professionals.
Unfortunately, her arguments are ridiculously one sided. Surely there must be one person in existence who had a joyous hospital experience (e.g. ME)? If there is Kitzenger did not track her down. Instead she shares with us every hospital birthing horror story, and to balance this out, every joyous home birth story.
I am sure there are better books on the market, to help you make an informed birthing decision.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?