- Paperback: 356 pages
- Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd; 2 edition (May 16, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780660553
- ISBN-13: 978-1780660554
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth Paperback – May 16, 2013
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About the Author
Grantly Dick-Read (1890-1959) studied at Cambridge and at the London Hospital. The publication of Childbirth without Fear caused widespread controversy but, encouraged by many women who had given birth using the 'Dick-Read method', he dedicated his life to promoting natural childbirth.
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Top Customer Reviews
I was hoping to walk away with more ideas on how to manage pain naturally throughout the three stages of labor but in the end, the only explanation was "as long as you aren't afraid, you won't have to deal with pain." I just don't buy this..... I mean, c'mon, you put a picture of a screaming woman on the front cover who is delivering her own baby and then go on to say that labor and delivery can occur without any pain? Oh; I see, you use the term "discomfort" instead, right labor is "uncomfortable" not painful. OK.
In addition, the book tells story after story of the experiences of women who were "forced" to take medical pain relief. I found the historical information interesting [as in, "wow, that's how they used to do it"] but I can't imagine a hospital in a developed country during the 21st century strapping a laboring woman to a gurney and forcing her to take pain medications. Yes, I realize this book was written in the 30's but it shouldn't be marketed as "as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book."
I would even say that, this book would be a good read for someone wanting to support, a lady in labor.
Good book to help prepare for labor.