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!Read Book ß Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way ⛓ The classic guide to an unmedicated childbirth, fully revised infor the twenty first century, with updated information and attractive new illustrations and photos throughout For women birthing vaginally, % of Bradley births are drug free The Bradley Method used and praised by women for almost seventy years, prepares you for drug and surgery free childbirth and puts you in control by providing the tools to navigate evidence based care Certified childbirth educator Susan McCutcheon, one of Dr Bradley s first students, now makes this natural approach to childbirth accessible than ever You will learn Exercises and nutrition to get your body ready for birthing To defuse fear by understanding all aspects of laboring How to involve your partner as a birth coach and a fully engaged participant What s driving the induction epidemic and how to avoid an unnecessary induction What s driving the cesarean surgery epidemic and how to reduce your risk How to get the information you need to make informed decisions about your birth Have you ever read something that really challenged your entire viewpoint on a particular thing Well, if your a fairly typical American, this book will probably do so If you re open minded, this book will really enlighten you I first started thinking about midwives when my older brother told me how expensive it was to have babies in the hospital even with insurance I was shocked at how much the hospital charged for an overnight stay Being a frugal man, I wondered how dangerous it would real Have you ever read something that really challenged your entire viewpoint on a particular thing Well, if your a fairly typical American, this book will probably do so If you re open minded, this book will really enlighten you I first started thinking about midwives when my older brother told me how expensive it was to have babies in the hospital even with insurance I was shocked at how much the hospital charged for an overnight stay Being a frugal man, I wondered how dangerous it would really be to have the baby at home Of course, everyone I mentioned it to thought I was half insane They never opened their mind enough to even consider the possibility After getting married, and then expecting a child, I began to getserious about researching home birth with a midwife Theresearch I did, theastonished I was at how safe home births can be I also began learning about all the dangers of giving birth in a hospital I had no idea that the hospital could be such a dangerous place I think people tend to assume that doctors are superhumans with few or zero flaws After doing a lot of research and reading this book, I have become convinced that most OB GYN s are pretty foolish or evil when it comes to delivering babies I think they are great when it comes to saving the baby s life via NECESSARY Ceasarean surgery however, they seem pretty incompetant when it comes to normal, healthy births You might be thinking this guys crazy Just read the book and do some research on how safe home births are If accompanied by a certified midwife, home births are just as safe and a whole lot healthier than hospital births I was pretty shocked when I found this out Even if you never in a million years would consider an unmedicated birth, READ THIS It s so muchinformative than the useless What to Expect series and any other pregnancy related books I ve seen out there The worst thing that has happened in medicine in the past century is hospitals convincing women that we no longer know how to give birth or that we simply cannot do it as well without the now routine hospital interventions What most doctors and hospitals fail to tell you is that thes Even if you never in a million years would consider an unmedicated birth, READ THIS It s so muchinformative than the useless What to Expect series and any other pregnancy related books I ve seen out there The worst thing that has happened in medicine in the past century is hospitals convincing women that we no longer know how to give birth or that we simply cannot do it as well without the now routine hospital interventions What most doctors and hospitals fail to tell you is that these routine procedures are most often for the benefit of the doctor and hospital, NOT the woman and baby Imagine that Talk to any mother who had ANY type of intervention, and she will most likely tell you about a domino effect of other interventions that were necessitated by the first i.e Pitocin leads to epidural with leads to slowed labor which leads toPitocin andpain which eventually leads to C section because of supposed fetal distress I read one reviewer s comments who said that she felt angry after reading this book that the author presents women as naive, silly and highly impressionable, but I felt the exact opposite I was ANGRY thatinformation like this is not out there, that the U.S C section rate is now 1 4 births, the highest in the world, and that hospitals and doctors are failing to treat us like the CONSUMERS we are They are failing the country I feel that the reviewer misinterpreted the author s objective I have never feltEMPOWERED and prepared for my labor and birth experience and I now feel that I can and SHOULD control what happens to me in the hospital It is so important that women educate themselves thoroughly prior to giving birth so that what should be an incredible and spiritual time does not turn out to be a painful, traumatic one I also highly recommend watching the documentary The Business of Being Born prior to making the decision to go with one doctor over another type of birth attendant I just switched from my OB to my Certified Nurse Midwife, but will still deliver in a hospital I am pregnant with my first child and for several months felt TERRIFIED of the actual labor and delivery After reading this book, I feel like I can go into labor confident and fearless so that I can give my baby boy the best start to life outside the womb I usually don t fuss much about ratings I do it by feel, generally as an afterthought, throwing in both my emotional reaction to something and aanalytical assessment of quality This time I had to think hard about it, and I ended up averaging my 1 star and 5 star impulses.The five stars is for being one of the first books I found to talk directly and candidly about unmedicated childbirth and how to think about it I had an instinctive negative reaction to all the hypnobirthing stuff that I usually don t fuss much about ratings I do it by feel, generally as an afterthought, throwing in both my emotional reaction to something and aanalytical assessment of quality This time I had to think hard about it, and I ended up averaging my 1 star and 5 star impulses.The five stars is for being one of the first books I found to talk directly and candidly about unmedicated childbirth and how to think about it I had an instinctive negative reaction to all the hypnobirthing stuff that got thrown at me early on it s popular right now and this book squarely confirmed my feeling that no, what I wanted was to engage squarely with labor, to use my brain every step of the way This book talks about how to do that, and the discussion of particular emotional signposts was incredibly useful to me I didn t even know what information I was craving that no other source was talking about until it was presented to me in this book My labor didn t go sideways to crazytown until I hit 7 cm until then I labored unmedicated, and it was this book I thought about while I swayed and breathed and thought my way through each contraction Well, it s worth adding that by unmedicated I mean no analgesia I did have increasing amounts of Pitocin And let me just say, doing augmented labor unmedicated is a different animal than this book contemplates After 7 cm well, that s a TLDR story for another time, but let me just say 10 hours in transition Enough said At that point, this book became rather irrelevant.Anyway Enough about me The one star stuff is everything else The scare tactics about interventions, the manipulative and downright deceptive use of study results, the moralism and smugness, the sexism This book hits every checkbox for what is fucked up about the natural childbirth movement I am really glad I stuck with this book to get to the parts about actual labor, because like I said, they were absolutely invaluable But man oh man, the opening and closing chapters are dire, guys I read this because I am considering attempting a med free birth with my third child my first 2 were unapologetic epidurals, but this time I just have a desire to see if I can do it I have medical training and do not feel that physicians and hospitals are evil by nature, so I skipped a lot of both the beginning and end of the book because I didn t want to read about the horrors of modern medicine A lot of the medical information that I did read is ridiculously outdated The last revision was I read this because I am considering attempting a med free birth with my third child my first 2 were unapologetic epidurals, but this time I just have a desire to see if I can do it I have medical training and do not feel that physicians and hospitals are evil by nature, so I skipped a lot of both the beginning and end of the book because I didn t want to read about the horrors of modern medicine A lot of the medical information that I did read is ridiculously outdated The last revision was in 1996 and many of the cited studies are from the 70s and 80s So anyone who isn t particularly familiar with the medical field should take the medical information in this book with a grain of salt Most of the practices she complains about are just not done any I also got annoyed with the occasional superior tone the author takes It s not constant, but it was enough to start to get on my nerves All of that being said, the information on the labor and delivery process and how to cope with them was very good I am glad I have that information and believe I will find it very useful The author should have stuck to facts and refrained from talking about how foolish women can be about late pregnancy Had she done this and had the book been up to date, I d have given it 5 stars