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Natural Childbirth Audio CD – Audiobook, July 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd. (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905177089
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905177080
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,824,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in Britain in 1890, Grantly Dick-Read studied at Cambridge and at the London Hospital. He soon realised that there was something inherently wrong with the traditional methods of delivering babies, with their emphasis on intervention and the extensive use of anaesthetics. The publication of Childbirth without Fear caused widespread controversy, but, encouraged by many women who had given birth using the 'Dick-Read method', Grantly Dick-Read dedicated his life to promoting natural childbirth. His writings inspired advocators of natural childbirth such as Ina May Gaskin, Janet Balaskas, Yehudi Gordon, Michel Odent and Sheila Kitzinger, and seem even more relevant today than when they were first published. In 1954 he conducted an extensive tour investigating childbirth practices of African tribes, which he described in his book No Time for Fear. Grantly Dick-Read died in 1959.

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