Choosing Waterbirth: Reclaiming the Sacred Power of Birth

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A yoga instructor and mother of five shares a revelation: Childbirth doesn't have to be painful, stressful, or degrading. In this age of the epidural epidemic, when birth is treated as surgery or illness, "Choosing Waterbirth" details how to make childbirth a positive experience, both empowering and beautiful. Bertram, who chose the waterbirth method for each of her children, gently explains how this natural, harmonious, healthy, and low-pain birth method allows women to reclaim the dignity and sacredness that is the true essence of the birth experience.

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Waterbirth is an all-natural, gentle, pain-reducing, fulfilling, and empowering birthing method,in which mother and infant start out their new life together in a relaxing and deeply familiar environment: warm water. But is it safe? How does water reduce the pain? And is it really more beneficial to your baby? In this complete guide to waterbirth, a yoga instructor and mother of five "water babies" relates her own experiences in the tub while providing the important information that every parent needs to understand, prepare for, and undertake waterbithing:
-The basics of natural birth
-How water immersion promotes the feeling of well-being while reducing pain
-How to locate birthing facilities, practitioners, and tubs
-Exercises designed to relax and strengthen the mother
-How to create the ideal birthing enviroment
-Practical advice for breast-feeding, baby massage, and more
In addition, "Choosing Waterbirth" contains a complete prenatal yoga program with exercises and breathing and relaxation techniques designed to prepare the mother for an easier labor and delivery. More than 80 photos, including some of the author giving birth in water, bring the experience vividly to life. If you are interested in creating a loving, positive, empowering, and fulfilling birth experience, "Choosing Waterbirth" will provide you with all the information, pracital guidance, and insight you'll ever need.

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Bertram, a mother of five and a yoga instructor, recounts each of her labor and delivery experiences using the gentle and natural method of water birth. Intended as an illustrated manual from pregnancy to birth to recovery, the book includes sections on prenatal yoga postures, techniques for birthing in water, choosing a home birth, breast feeding, and parenting a new baby. This intensely personal work is imbued with a spiritual perspective relative to both the physical and psychological aspects of motherhood. While the text offers expectant mothers encouragement and reassurance, a list of additional resourcesDassociations, centers where water birthing is available, books, tapes, and web sitesDwould have been useful. As water birth becomes more mainstream, public libraries may wish to include this book in their wellness collections. (Photos not seen.)DDeborah Anne Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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