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Emergency Childbirth: A Manual Spiral-bound – May, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0934426015 ISBN-10: 0934426015

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound
  • Publisher: Napsac Intl (May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0934426015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934426015
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have read many natural birth books.
Lori Lynn
It also has a quick reference section at the back which makes it very easy to find the information you need quickly, if the need arises.
Chaoticmuse
This is a must have book for all expecting parents... or grandparents for that matter!!!
Bowman Crew

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72 of 72 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
I first ordered this book when I was pregnant considering unassisted childbirth. You won't find any touchy-feely birth stories here. Simply put, it is a reference tool that you can use in case of an unforeseen complication during childbirth. It is laid out in an organized way and tells you what to do if you run into the most common birth complications - excessive bleeding, baby not breathing, cord prolapse, etc.
If you are considering a home birth, get this book and take an infant CPR class. Even if you plan on doing a hospital birth, this book is worthwhile. Why? because it is nice having the peace of mind to know how to handle problems yourself. It is the responsible adult thing to do. Chances are, you will not need the information presented in this book because natural births have fewer complications. However, it is good material to know.
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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Chaoticmuse on April 7, 2005
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This should be required reading for every woman of childbearing age. No matter where you are planning to birth your baby, there is nothing like knowing what can be done for specific "complications" as well as what constitutes a true emergency. My only complaint is the statement that it is "convenient to have the mother on her back." Convenient for whom? Certainly not the woman giving birth.

Nevertheless, this is easy enough to pass over and certainly doesn't make this book worth passing up. If you want straightforward information on what to do in even some unusual situations, this is the book to buy. It is also reassuringly slim - meaning there really isn't all that much to cover in the way of things that can go wrong. It also has a quick reference section at the back which makes it very easy to find the information you need quickly, if the need arises.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By D. Straight on August 30, 2007
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This really should be required reading for every expectant parent. It provides a nice, reassuring counterpoint to hysterical fear mongering books like, "What to Expect (to go horribly wrong) When You're Expecting."
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DinosaurPineapple on January 6, 2012
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This was a good resource. The parts on emergency baptism so the baby won't be in purgatory should the worst happen threw me a little. This was obviously written quite some time ago, but it was easy to read and understand and I am glad I purchased it for my unassisted homebirth.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sue Stuever Battel on September 1, 2006
Format: Spiral-bound
I hear so many stories about mothers delivering babies in the car (husband's classmate) or on the bathroom floor (my friend) that it seems everyone should be prepared by reading this short book. Birth is a natural event, but we don't have the instincts to know what to do with the cord and everything else we might worry about if birth happened at a time or a place we weren't expecting. While it's old, the facts in this book are still sound. It left me less anxious. Meanwhile I have a friend who is terrified her baby will come before the birth attendant ... perhaps she should read this!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lori Lynn on August 9, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
Every person would benefit from reading this book. Whether facing an emergency childbirth or a planned homebirth, it gets right down to the basics.
I have read many natural birth books. This is my favorite. It is short, to the point, and packed with information. Not too much, not too little, just right.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bowman Crew on February 13, 2011
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This is a must have book for all expecting parents... or grandparents for that matter!!! Anyone can benefit from the information given in this book. It is an easy read, a short read and packed with necessary info, omitting things the average person doesn't need to know. It made my hubby feel SOOOO much better, when we were preg with our 2nd, and our first born had come 3 weeks early. My hubby was sure that one of these times (we have 6 children altogether) we surely wouldn't make it the 1 and 1/2 hour ride to the hospital, as I have VERY SHORT labors and deliveries. He even made our parents read the book, and he made copies of "the important parts" for them in case they happen to be the ones in the car with me while in transit to the hospital! Hehehhehe. Good amount of necessary info! A good buy for those expecting to deliver in the hospital or plan on home deliveries.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Teal on January 8, 2005
Format: Spiral-bound
I bought this book while I was pregnant with my second child. I found it to be a good how-to manual for delivering a baby without a doctor on hand, whether you are planning to try a homebirth on your own or if you are just paranoid of going into labor and not being able to get to the hospital on time. I recently gave birth to my third child, and I kept this book with me in my purse everywhere I went for the last month of my pregnancy.
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