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"*The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth* puts the power of the latest scientific research into the hands of women to help them discern the facts from the myths and make informed decisions about their maternity care." -- Maureen P. Corry, M.P.H. Executive Director, Maternity Center Association
"In Henci Goer, thinking women have a champion, and maternity caregivers have a challenger. Henci has applied her impressive intellect, wisdom, writing skills, common sense, and wit to produce *The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth*. She analyzes and makes sense of a prodigious amount of recent obstetric research, boils it down, and summarizes its findings. And, on the basis of these findings, she makes practical recommendations for better births. Not one to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, Henci lets the reader in on her whole thinking process, providing scientific references, summaries of the articles, and logical recommendations--all in a highly readable, user-friendly format." -- Penny Simkin, P.T. internationally known speaker, birth educator, doula, doula-trainer co-author of *Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn* and author of *The Birth Partner*
"With the help of this book, any intelligent person can obtain the information necessary to make informed choices. This unique book will provide the tools and confidence to have the best possible birth experience." -- Don Creevy, M.D., FACOG obstetrician-gynecologist Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University Medical School
Henci Goer is a certified Lamaze instructor and a doula (professional labor support). She is a founding member of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, a group made up of organizations and individuals involved with maternity care in the US and fighting for a mother-friendly childbirth environment. Her articles on pregnancy and childbirth have appeared in Readers Digest and Childbirth Instructor Magazine. For twenty years, Goer has been a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator and labor support professional (doula).
The title says it all. This book challenges long held beliefs and doctrines and assists both the natural and scientifically minded person to think and to act accordingly. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Sahaja
I felt this book was heavily biased on presenting C-sections as the devil and that if you end up having a c-section it is shameful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by GabbyO
Very informative but exhausting at times. As a already pregnant woman, it was overwhelming to hear all the problems. Just go with your gut, anything non invasive, and relax. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Manda
Awesome read for a pregnant mama. It leaves you feeling empowered, not afraid. Which is important for pregnant women.Published 3 months ago by Gretchen Bates
I wanted a natural birth, and was focusing on calm, positive information. I also possibly had placenta previa, and absolutely did not want a csection, even though there's no choice... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amber Rice
This book is dense with information. It covers everything you need to know to be an informed patient in a birthing setting.Published 4 months ago by bookworm
This is one of two books I give to women friends who are pregnant and open to natural childbirth, etc.
In my opinion, it's a must-read. The title is perfect.