- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: True Midwifery; 4 edition (October 11, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0620660287
- ISBN-13: 978-0620660280
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,761,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Basic Needs of a Woman in Labour Paperback – October 11, 2011
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At 23 I thought of returning to midwifery school... did not happen. At 33 I was pregnant for baby #1. Despite being well versed in "hospital mentality natural child birth, I started researching true natural health care for pregnant, birthing, and lactating moms: Susun Weed, Ina May Gaskin, etc. I knew I did not want to labor and birth in the standard medical care's idea of natural childbirth. This book, 18 years ago, would have been a gift that would have opened my eyes quickly to the world of true natural birthing.
A good read for:
all females thinking they may want to have children,
Doulas in training,
midwives trained in the hospital idea of natural childbirth...
I'm a 30+ year nurse & doula that is always looking for quick, easy to read & understand information for my patients & clients. This book comes in both a paperback & Kindle format.
The information was just what I need to use with my pregnant families. I liked the ease of the 32 page layout along with ease for all levels of information intake. I would recommend having both formats to allow use with anyone interested in learning about the woman during her childbearing life cycle.
Great book. Thank you for giving me another resource. TheRN Doula Etc
Michel Odent's book "Do we need midwives" and other of his writings, together with my three personal birthexperiences, and the many experiences with mothergroups and motherbabies and healthprofessionals/community gave me a more and more detailed, scientifically updated and broadened picture about what the birth-breastfeeding-primal healthcontinuum is and how "evolutionary healthgenesis-healthreset and healthbalance" is created in our species " and how sustainable life between mankind and our motherearth could and SHOULD (...) be recreated.
And then... then I discovered Ruth Ehrhardt's little but so so crucial booklet...... I realized that Ruth's book reassumed "THE KEY" , "the basis ingredients" for humanity to reverse its millennarian cultural birthparadigm and to finally rediscover "how parturition/birth and breastfeeding are born" in our species and how we should primarily PROTECT these crucial survival-evolutionprocesses from interferences!
This concised but so incredibly crucial booklet should be read and "digested" and metàbolized and intériorized in the first place by all the persons who work "on the birth-breastfeeding scene", so midwives, gynaecologists, doulas, nurses, neonathologists etc.... And by hospitaldirectors, politicians, professors and teachers and other institutionally, politically and culturally important persons who create guidelines and protocols and educational programs etc for pregnancy-birth and breastfeeding assistance...
This book should also be interiorized and used by associations and activists who work in the field of of peace and justice and by film and theatre makers and artists and painters and poets and architects and well, actually by everybody.....:-)
The "birthparadigm-shifting" and "re-empowering" and the "physiology-re-activating" and the "re-healthenizing" impact would be incredible, really incredible on 360° degrees and in all the directions for our species and for the whole mother life circle, just as it would be and it IS for the life of every single motherbabycontinuum and every family......
Yes dear precious true midwife Ruth: The updated science of human physiology is more and more able to confirm: If the basic needs of a woman in labour and of the motherbaby during the whole primal period will be rediscovered and protected then we can really change the future of mankind!! Eternally THANK YOU for writing this book, and MORE than this, for your continuously interiorizing and experiencing the principles of the book with every motherbaby you meet and every birth you attend!!
So don't hesitate to buy this book. I wasn't disappointed.
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