Lindsey Bliss, an experienced and wise doula, has witnessed birth in many ways and provides in these pages the tips and wisdom you need to prepare for a safe, empowered, powerful, and truly memorable birth. I feel that I am better prepared for going into labor and having my baby based on reading this book and we have packed it in my hospital bag so that we or actually, my husband since I'll be a bit busy can refer to it if needed. This is a really fantastic resource for any person in a supportive role to a pregnant woman. Lindsey Bliss, who has assisted as a doula at hundreds of births and is herself a mother of seven, reveals here all the wisdom and advice that doulas share with the new mothers who hire them. Half is due when you hire us, and half two weeks before your due date. Sara I became interested in doula work out of a desire to do something with my life that felt like a contribution to society.
You are a parent or you are not. That book is a weighty tome, and it go As a father of a pending child, I've now read a small collection of the recommended usuals. It was just what I was looking for. Recommends This Book As a freelance doula, I highly recommend this book to any parents-to-be or any one that is interested in the field of childbirth. She lives in New York City.
What a freeing and beautiful approach to childbirth! The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth covers the period from pregnancy through labor and birth to fourth trimester healing. We accept cash, personal checks or PayPal. Her concern in her practice as well as in these pages is to listen to and help secure each new mom s own personal vision of a birthing experience that is safe, fulfilling, and meaningful. Good to have this as a resource for the non-pregnant people to do some of the learning work. This book breaks down the phases of labor - what will happen, how mom may feel, how I read this book as a part of my doula training, and have given a copy to every pregnant woman I have known since. Having been to many births, I felt that Ms. It tells you not just about the phases of labor-- which I already knew-- but about what the medical staff and doula will be doing, how your spouse will be feeling, and how you might be feeling depending on the scenario.
The biggest thing I disliked about this book was a pervasive tone that indicated a severe distrust of the medical establishment. The Doula s Guide to Empowering Your Birth covers the period from pregnancy through labor and birth to fourth trimester healing. I think this book would be an excellent addition to the labor and delivery nurse orientation at hospitals. It quickly tell you pretty much everything you need to know. What to look for when buying a seat, what to look for when installing your seat, and how to ensure a good fit for your baby.
I had a home birth and was relying heavily on my husband to support me through my labor. Since I'm not a mum myself and haven't yet experienced childbirth, I've been doing what I can to learn and prepare in order to be the best supporter possible for this experience. It's very empowering to learn how a woman can bring a baby into the world, given the right kind of support. Even granting that I have not been through the process of having a child, and thus the book may be correct in many areas, I did not think that taking such an antagonistic tone was very helpful in instilling the mindset that I'm guessing most parents will need to get through a birth. Basic description This is the first book I've read that is specifically geared towards the labor support person. Its strength is its weakness, of course. The Doula s Guide to Empowering Your Birth covers the period from pregnancy through labor and birth toÂ fourth trimester healing.
The world would improve overnight. Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Contents: Introduction -- Part one: Your pregnancy You're pregnant! Lindsey Bliss, who has assisted as a doula at hundreds of births and is herself a mother of seven, reveals here all the wisdom and advice that doulas share with the new mothers who hire them. I would recommend reading this at or before the 6 month mark to get the most out of it. Abstract: Lindsey Bliss is an exceptional woman with years of life experience as the mother of seven children and hands-on experience as a doula who has dedicated her life to serving new mothers in both prosperous and underserved communities. I read the chapters on medical interventions, potential complications, and postpartum expectations at the recommendation of my husband because he said the labor prep class we took covered most of the other material. The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth translates medical language into plain English and explains the many choices available to you, so that you can be empowered in your birth.
Needless to say, I have bookmarked many pages for quick reference as my wife and I enter the final stages of pregnancy and prepare for life as first-time parents. But what I loved was how it gave me clearer idea of what to expect emotionally and psychologically during each phase off labor. There are sections on creating a birth plan and other ways to prepare, diagrams showing supportive positions, lists of necessities to collect before a baby arrives and to have on hand at the birth, and a lot of factual information about what happens at each stage of labor, what the woman is feeling, what a birth partner might feel, and how the birth partner can best help the woman giving birth. I'll be holding a quiz on its contents in a month, but yes, it will be open book. I found this book to be super informative, fascinating, and pro-natural childbirth and mama without being preachy. She can guide him and suggest comfort techniques during the birth time.
I can't tell you how many books, websites, etc may have good information that I just can't process There are so many books out there about your pregnancy. We will also discuss exercise and stretches that can make the rest of your pregnancy as comfortable as possible. You are the safest person for her to lash out at. We bring up ideas for getting ready that will assure your first few weeks home as stress-free as can be. I'll have to re-assess this book after I've actually gone through the birth partner experience, but I really liked this book.