Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

ISBN-10: 0553381156, ISBN-13: 978-0553381153

Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:

- Reducing the pain of labor without drugs - and the miraculous roles touch and massage play
- What really happens during labor
- Orgasmic birth - making birth pleasurable
- Episiotomy - is it really necessary?
- Common methods of inducing labor - and which to avoid at all costs
- Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth
- How to avoid postpartum bleeding - and depression
- The risks of anesthesia and cesareans - what your doctor
doesn't necessarily tell you
- The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers
- How to create a safe, comfortable environment for
birth in any setting, including a hospital
- And much more