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The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence
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The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence

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The Official Lamaze Guide is the first and only official pregnancy and childbirth guide endorsed by Lamaze International, the leading childbirth education organization in North America. It presents childbearing as an elegant, simple, healthy process instead of an experience fraught with danger.

Written in plain English with a respectful, positive tone, this book presents: - How simply pregnancy and birth unfold when allowed to progress naturally - What can disrupt the natural course of birth - Information on maternity care to help readers choose a caregiver and birth site - Research evidence to help women distinguish fact from fiction in obstetrics - Practical strategies for communicating and negotiating with medical caregivers

This book encourages mothers to trust their ability to give birth without needless medical intervention. It’s an excellent resource not only for Lamaze students, but all expectant parents who want a childbirth that reflects their informed choices and results in a healthy, happy, and fulfilling birth.

Title:The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0684031744
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:300 pages
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    The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence Reviews

  • Julie
    Sep 12, 2015

    Perhaps I am being too critical because the book was not at all what I expected.According to Merriam Webster, Lamaze is a method of preparing women to give child birth without the use of drugs.I had a...

  • Susanne
    Aug 31, 2008

    Once you get past all the not-so-subtle hospital and OB-bashing, the premise behind this book is a good one: as women, we were designed and built to grow and deliver babies. While I still plan to deli...

  • Brittney
    Jun 05, 2012

    Frightening, combative, and often factually inaccurate, this is less a helpful manual and more a piece of propaganda. Even approaching this book as someone who already agrees with its basic premise - ...

  • Danielle
    Feb 05, 2013

    Reading some books, preparing for my second child. Didn't care for this one. Instead of taking a rational and reasoned approach, all hospitals and doctors are labeled as Evil. I don't know if there ar...

  • Lydia
    Mar 25, 2011

    Just finished the book and LOVED it! Some people have complained that the book portrays the healthcare system unfairly or is overly biased. I merely found it to be incredibly informative and supportiv...

  • Meredith
    May 23, 2011

    The author is a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator and doula, and this book is a Lamaze method childbirth guide. Caveat to the reader: the Lamaze method, this author, and this book all focus on natu...

  • Ashley
    Sep 08, 2010

    I was not able to take a prenatal class due to time and financial constraints, so I've been borrowing books from the library to give me some idea of what labor and delivery will be like and how I shou...

  • Tara B
    Jan 26, 2014

    I read this book to compare the Lamaze Method of childbirth education to the Bradley Method. Except for a few pages, this book does NOT go into detail on the differences between varying childbirth edu...

  • Maria
    Dec 10, 2012

    This book contains a lot of very good information for mothers looking to trust themselves and their bodies through the birthing process. The first few chapters are quite dry, and are definitely sellin...

  • Jessica Padgett
    Aug 21, 2016

    This book was not what I expected but still informative. I am pregnant with my first child and didn't know what to expect or even ask my doctor(s). I bought this book with the intention of learning so...