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Holistic Midwifery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Midwives in Homebirth Practice, Vol. 1: Care During Pregnancy Paperback – September 23, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1891145551 ISBN-10: 189114555X Edition: Revised

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  • Paperback: 1184 pages
  • Publisher: Labrys Press; Revised edition (September 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189114555X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891145551
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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All of use have had the experience of having a back-up physician reply to a question with, what does Williams' say? Now, we can all ask, what does Frye say? Anne Frye has gifted us with an absolutely priceless MIDWIFERY text. Anne is uniquely qualified to write such a book. I don't know a more conscientious researcher or educator. This work will have a profound effect on midwifery . . . and obstetrics . . . and obstetric nursing. The midwifery community has waited a long time for a definitive textbook, but Frye's cyclopedic Holistic Midwifery text was worth waiting for! It (along with Anne's other books), is now a primary, required textbook for The Apprentice Academics Midwifery Home Study Course. --Carla Hartley, Director, Ancient Art Midwifery Institute

As an experienced nurse-midwife and educator, I am delighted to find a text that covers such an extensive range of material in such a straightforward way. Holistic Midwifery articulates the biophysical and clinical details needed by aspiring midwives in their scramble for skills, covers a broad range of holistic and alternative health care modalities, and provides the educator with a wonderful teaching resource. The information is both sensible and well researched. It has enlightened me on issues I thought I understood, clarified issues that were hazy, and caused me to question beliefs and methods I had felt to be true. This text will be an excellent resource for the beginning midwife, advanced practitioner, and educator. --Polly Malby, CNM, Retired Professor, Oregon Health Sci. University

In presenting a midwifery standard of care that is valid in its own right, Holistic Midwifery makes an invaluable contribution to the world, to birthing women, and to the health care community. . . . It documents that midwives, educated through a variety of routes, can and do offer excellent, skilled, and knowledgeable care; a quality of care so high, in fact, that it constitutes a challenge to technomedical practitioners to see if they can match the standards set by independent midwives. --Robbie Davis Floyd, PhD anthropology, from her Forward

In presenting a midwifery standard of care that is valid in its own right, Holistic Midwifery makes an invaluable contribution to the world, to birthing women, and to the health care community. . . . It documents that midwives, educated through a variety of routes, can and do offer excellent, skilled, and knowledgeable care; a quality of care so high, in fact, that it constitutes a challenge to technomedical practitioners to see if they can match the standards set by independent midwives. --Robbie Davis Floyd, PhD anthropology, from her Forward

All of use have had the experience of having a back-up physician reply to a question with, what does Williams' say? Now, we can all ask, what does Frye say? Anne Frye has gifted us with an absolutely priceless MIDWIFERY text. Anne is uniquely qualified to write such a book. I don't know a more conscientious researcher or educator. This work will have a profound effect on midwifery . . . and obstetrics . . . and obstetric nursing. The midwifery community has waited a long time for a definitive textbook, but Frye's cyclopedic Holistic Midwifery text was worth waiting for! It (along with Anne's other books), is now a primary, required textbook for The Apprentice Academics Midwifery Home Study Course. --Carla Hartley, Director, Ancient Art Midwifery Institute

About the Author

Anne Frye earned a BA in Holistic Midwifery in 1979. She has taught, written, and provided consultation services for midwives for the past 28 years. She has authored four textbooks written from the perspective of a midwife in homebirth practice. Her other titles include Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year: A Holistic Approach, Holistic Midwifery: Vol. II: Care during Labor and Birth, and Healing Passage: A Midwife's Guide to the Care and Repair of the Tissues Involved in Birth (currently out of print and being revised).

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This is one book that does not leave my desk top to be causally loaned out!
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The textbooks by anne frye are the books I ALWAYS go to and reference.
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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Grass Tiger on August 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful text. Unfortunately it is in a soft cover, unlike vol. 2 which is hard cover, but that aside, it is wonderful.

I am a first-time mom who is planning an unattended home birth. Because of various problems I've also ended up without prenatal care so this volume has proven invaluable to me!! It is clear and exhaustive. This volume has a lot of information directed exclusively for midwives (philosophy of midwivery, how to set up a practice, how to work with different kinds of women, initiating contact and establishing care, etc.), but there is plenty of information useful to "do-it-yourself" prenatal care. It covers what to do during a prenatal exam during each trimester, special circumstances, problems that can occur during pregnancy and information on conditions that might preexist pregnancy.

There is a good section that explains anatomy and physiology that you need to know and I found it easy for me, as a non-medical/non-scientific person, to understand. The index is very thorough.

If you are buying the second volume and aren't sure you should get this one I would recommend that you do get this one because the second volume says that you should review the anatomy and physiology covered in the first volume since it doesn't repeat it and the foundation is essential to understanding the information in the second volume. (If you have medical/midwivery training it may not be so necessary, but then you might appreciate the text for other reasons).

Overall I'd say that if you plan an unattended birth and want to be as informed and safe as possible it is very worthwhile to purchase this volume as well as the second volume and invaluable if you are doing your own prenatal care.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Sarah J. Buckley on February 1, 2005
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If I had to choose one book on pregnancy and birth from my bookshelf (a very hard pick!), this would be the one. Although not aimed at the general public, women planning a natural birth would find authoritative and invaluable information in this book. Midwife Anne Frye uses her own experience and midwifery wisdom as well as a thorough but critical look at the medical research in the subjects that she addresses. She brings, to my mind, the best of medical research with a holistic and gentle approach. I'm looking forward to Volume 2!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer A. McFarland on December 28, 2004
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If you bought no other books on midwifery, Anne Frye's books would be the ones you should have. Holistic Midwifery, Volume I is one of the books that I am constantly refering back to in my studies and in dealing with clients. It is worth its weight in gold. I just received the second volume of this set and am ecstatic to have it. I have gotten so much use and learned so much out of Volume one that I know that Volume II will be the same way. Holistic Midwifery is also a required text at most (if not all) CPM midwifery schools in America. I know that I enjoyed completing the requirement for Ancient Art Midwifery Institute in answering the questions relating to and reading/taking notes from Volume I of Holistic Midwifery. In a nutshell, if you don't have it, get it!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 1999
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I have just received this book and have only read the table of contents. This is ONLY Volume ONE. It does not contain anything about Labor or Delivery, just care of the pregnant woman before that.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Drew on January 17, 2000
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I am a 2nd year, bachelor of Midwifey student in New Zealand. "Holistic Midwifery" along with Anne Fryes "Understanding Diagnostics" were required texts for our degree program. Both of these books together are priceless! I have read both from cover to cover (over several weeks in my summer holidays!)and am amazed with Anne's fabulous ability to cover issues thoroughly with depth and understanding that rivals any academic author. I was fortunate to speak to Anne personally on several occasions and was awed by her modesty and her obvious love of work. I imagine Anne sitting at her computer typing from morning to night, her 2nd and 3rd volumes which are yet to come so she can share her wealth of information with midwives, students, mothers, anybody with an interest in pregnacy and childbirth. Well done Anne, I wait with uncontained enthusiasm for volumes 2 and 3!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By GBI on April 28, 2001
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This book is vital for doulas, childbirth educators, and midwives!
The reason is simple: this book is both useful as a reference book and as an actual study book. As childbirth professionals, we need to understand what is happening to our clients at all times. On occasion, we need to turn to a reference text to learn what we need to know.
This is a book that answers questions and provides information to people who need reference material at the finger tips. This is one book that does not leave my desk top to be causally loaned out!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ANNE C. WHITTEN on November 26, 2000
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This book is an invaluable resource for midwives. Without this book there would be huge gaps in my available information. Anne Frye is thorough, compassionate and comprehensive.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fiora on November 12, 2006
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I have known Anne Frye as part of the midwifery community here in Oregon since 1992. I first met her at a midwifery conference where she gave the most thorough presentation of prenatal nutrition I'd ever had in the 4 years, at that point, that I had been learning midwifery. Her clear, easy to understand, but incredibly detailed explanations about such things as how the pregnant woman's different blood volume and makeup affects iron levels, protein needs, and commonly misunderstood conditions known as pre-eclampsia and "prenatal diabetes" still stick with me to this day. From what I recall at the time, Anne wrote this series in response to the lack of a comprehensive textbook that focused specifically on midwifery. Until that time, midwives all over used a couple of standard medical texts for obstetrics, one that focused on British nurse-midwifery (a very different standard, though useful), and a combination of books on more focused topics written by midwives. This book provides enough information that, if a midwife had only this text, she would be able to offer excellent prenatal care.

I was one of the first to receive this book, having placed my order directly with her prior to it's first printing. I have referred to it countless times, as I am about to do again for a Master's level counseling course I am taking. Anne Frye draws from many sources, both modern scientific/medical and ancient health practices, to tell, in completion, everything you need to know to adequately be "with woman" in childbearing. The drawings in this book are also beautiful, amazingly done by an artist friend of hers who took great care to ensure their accuracy.

If you are interested in assisting women in their childbearing year, you MUST have and use this book.
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