Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

Author(s): Grantly Dick-Read

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In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Read's philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. He unpicks every possible root cause of western woman's fear and anxiety in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and does so with overwhelming heart and empathy. Essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians!

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Grantly Dick-Read (1890-1959) studied at Cambridge and at the London Hospital. The publication of Childbirth without Fearcaused widespread controversy but, encouraged by many women who had given birth using the 'Dick-Read method', he dedicated his life to promoting natural childbirth.

1 Introduction; 2 1. The Science of Obstetrics; 3 2. Motherhood from Many Points of View; 4 3. A Philosophy of Childbirth; 5 4. Anatomy and Physiology; 6 5. The Pain of Labour; 7 6. Factors Predisposing to Low Threshold of Pain Interprestation; 8 7. Fear; 9 8. Imagery and the Conditioning of the Mind; 10 9. The Fear of Childbirth; 11 10. The Retreat of Fear; 12 11. Diet in Pregnancy; 13 12. The Phenomena of Labour; 14 13. The Relief of Pain in Labour; 15 14. Hypnosis in Childbirth as a Means of Pain Relief; 16 15. The Conduct of Labour; 17 16. Childbirth in Emergency; 18 17. Breast-feeding and Rooming-in; 19 18. The Husband and Childbirth; 20 19. Antenatal Education; 21 20. Preparation for Labour; 22 21. Antenatal Schools of Instruction and Their Organisation; 23 22. In Conclusion

General Fields

  • : 9781780660554
  • : Pinter & Martin Ltd.
  • : Pinter & Martin Ltd.
  • : 0.458
  • : March 2013
  • : 216mm X 135mm X 27mm
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 356
  • : Paperback
  • : Grantly Dick-Read