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The Basic Needs of a Woman in Labour Paperback – October 11, 2011
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It will be a reassuring read for any mother to be who wants to give birth in as natural and pain free way as possible. For independent midwives and doulas it will provide a much needed reminder of how they can best serve their clients. But this booklet would be most transformative if it were made compulsory and regular reading for all conventional medical staff involved with pregnant and labouring women.
It quite simply and clearly lays out the reasons why a labouring woman is not to be treated like any other patient and how staff can best assist the process of natural, uncomplicated, intervention free birth instead of being part of the system that makes it difficult, often impossible as the current western model of conventional birthing does.
It requires a huge overhaul of the present system and the mindsets that accompany it, but I believe that Ruth's advice can be taken on board and implemented to ensure that women (and their partners) and their babies are treated with the sacred respect and care each birthing participant deserves.
I strongly urge anyone involved in maternal care to read, re-read, treasure and above all, act on the essential knowledge contained within.
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...
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