Active Birth Revised Edition

This is the book that has revolutionized childbirth, turning birthing mothers from subdued and passive "patients" to active and empowered owners of their childbirth experience.

Author: Janet Balaskas

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558320383

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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It's time to empower yourself and just say no to giving birth passively. This is the book that has revolutionized childbirth, turning birthing mothers from subdued and passive "patients" to active and empowered owners of their childbirth experience. Janet Balaskas started a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down and she has been teaching women about "active birth” ever since. She emphasizes the importance of movement during labor, the wide range of options and positions for delivery itself, and the many natural alternatives to heavy sedation and other medical interventions. Her book is eminently useful whether you are planning to give birth in a hospital, a free-standing birth center, or at home. If such options as water birth or hypno-birthing are appealing to you, this is an essential book; at the same time, it is non-judgmental and encourages you to give birth in whatever manner and position you see fit. It covers: Exercises for pregnancy, to prepare you optimally for childbirth Massage and yoga during labor Labor and birthing positions that maximize your comfort and encourage efficient contractions Essential tips for birth partners, spouses, doulas, and other attendants Relaxation and recovery exercises, for the postpartum period Janet Balaskas shows you how to prepare for and experience a truly natural, joyful, and empowering birth.

Active Birth

The author is a childbirth educator and the founder of the International Active Birth Movement. This practical and compassionate handbook is designed to help women prepare for active childbirth.

Author: Janet Balaskas

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Category: Natural childbirth

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The author is a childbirth educator and the founder of the International Active Birth Movement. This practical and compassionate handbook is designed to help women prepare for active childbirth.

The Water Birth Book

In The Water Birth Book, natural childbirth pioneer Janet Balaskas offers straight-forward guidance for both parents and midwives.

Author: Janet Balaskas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781515213918

Category:

Page: 318

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The definitive guide to using water during labour and birth Using a deep pool of warm water in labour can make the experience of giving birth shorter, easier and more comfortable for the mother, providing an alternative route to medical pain relief. When birth happens under water, this can help to make the baby's entry into the world gentler and free from trauma. In The Water Birth Book, natural childbirth pioneer Janet Balaskas offers straight-forward guidance for both parents and midwives. This comprehensive and inspiring guide includes: - The benefits of water in labour and birth - Is a waterbirth is the best option for you? - How water can help throughout your pregnancy - How to prepare for your water birth - The best way to use a birth pool - The experience of waterbirth - personal stories

Water Birth

A pioneer in the field of natural active birth in the UK , Yehudi Gordon is known
for introducing a homelike , supportive ... A well - known campaigner for women's
rights in Childbirth , she is the author of several books including New Active Birth
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Author: Janet Balaskas

Publisher: Unwin Hyman

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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A guide for expectant parents discusses the benefits of using birth pools during labor and childbirth and the use of water for meditation, relaxation, and exercise during pregnancy and after the baby's birth

Evidence based Care for Normal Labour and Birth

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 33(4): 384–
385. Balaskas, J. (1995) New Active Birth: A Concise Guide to Natural Childbirth.
London: Unwin Paperbacks. Ball, L., Curtis, P. and Kirkham, M. (2002) Why Do ...

Author: Denis Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113411267X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a world wide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth are rising rapidly. Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth brings to light much of the evidence around what works best for normal birth which has, until now, remained largely hidden and ignored by maternity care professionals. Beginning with the decision about where to have a baby, through all the phases of labour to the immediate post-birth period, it systematically details research and other evidence sources that endorse a low intervention approach. The book: highlights where the evidence is compelling discusses its application where women question its relevance to them and where the practitioner's expertise leads them to challenge it gives background and context before discussing the research to date includes questions for reflection and practice recommendations generated from the evidence. Using research data, Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth critiques institutionalised, scientifically managed birth and endorses a more humane midwifery-led model. Packed with up-to-date and relevant information, this controversial book will help all students, practising midwives and doulas keep abreast of the evidence surrounding normal birth and ensure their practice takes full advantage of it.

Preparing for a Healthy Birth

Sheila Kitzinger campaigns for women to have the information they need to make
choices about childbirth. ... She is also the author of many books, including New
Active Birth (Harvard Common Press 1994) and Easy Exercises for Pregnancy ...

Author: Sylvie Donna

Publisher: Fresh Heart Publishing

ISBN: 1906619050

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 564

View: 426

Are you pregnant, or hoping to have a baby soon? This book is a reassuring and thought-provoking 10-step guide for women who want to go through pregnancy and birth with as little intervention and disturbance as possible, with a midwife or consultant in attendance, for the sake of safety. Based on the idea that childbirth is a healthy process and not a sickness of any kind, this book will provide you with the information and inspiration you need in order to get your baby - or babies! - born healthily. (Actually, the book features several mothers of twins or triplets, who also had completely normal births, as well as mothers who were considered 'high risk' for other reasons, such as being over 30.) The 10-step programme is presented in a chatty, easy-read format and includes information not usually easily-available to non-experts, as well as plenty of first-hand accounts or comments from women who've had entirely healthy births. (There are also a few cautionary tales from those who didn't...) Contributions come from Michel Odent (pioneer of water births), Janet Balaskas (the woman who realised we're better off not lying down when we give birth!) and Bill Bryson (the travel writer)... as well as from many other experts and 'ordinary' but extraordinary mothers, who made this book possible. In short, this is a handbook which could make a real difference to your future and also that of your babies and wider family. There is a comprehensive Glossary and Index, which could be very useful to you if you're new to this business of having babies, or if you want to make your experience far better than it was last time. A comment from an antenatal teacher: "What every woman will want to know, put simply and clearly." A comment from a midwife, perinatal researcher and adjunct professor (Betty-Anne Daviss): "Sylvie has created a prescription for healthy birth in a 10-step approach to keep parents focused on what is important in a potentially disastrous birth environment... She has... provided us with a book that encapsulates anything you wanted to know about keeping your birth normal and healthy..." And a comment from a mother: "Had a very late night Friday as I could not put your book down. Wow!"

Joy at Birth

New Active Birth; A Concise Guide to Natural Childbirth. London: Unwin. Begay,
R.C. (2009). Navajo birth: A bridge between the past and the future. In: H. Selin
and P.K. Stone, eds, Childbirth across Cultures: Ideas and Practices of
Pregnancy ...

Author: Susan Crowther

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429754116

Category: Medical

Page: 170

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To be at the birth of a baby is special, yet there is an increasing secularisation and reliance on technology in contemporary maternity care, particularly in the western context. Through exploration of experiences at birth this book explores joy at birth, which is often ignored and overlooked beyond the activities that help to ensure survival. This book draws on a collection of stories of birth from mothers, birth partners, obstetricians and midwives, that demonstrate joy at birth across professional groups and in different types of births and locations with or without technological interventions. Each chapter introduces stories of joy that highlight embodied, spatial and relational meanings. Employing the Heideggerian notion of a human being, it sketches out an ontological focus that draws our gaze to the everyday taken-for-granted ways of being at birth. Based on phenomenological experiential data and rigorous interpretive analysis underpinned by seminal philosophical writings, this book calls for readers to attend to the wholeness of birth in all situations and at all births in ways not attempted before. It will be of great interest to midwives, and those working in and studying maternity, obstetrics and neonatology, as well as social and medical anthropology, sociology, cultural, organisational and clinical psychology and spirituality.

Mindful Pregnancy Birth

resources ◇ Pregnancy reading for parents Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering,
Sarah Buckley (Celestial Arts, 2009) Ina ... positions: New Active Birth, Janet
Balaskas activebirthcentre.com acupressure: Debra Betts – acupressure in
childbirth, ...

Author: Riga Forbes

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406336

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 614

Focusing on the entire journey; from pregnancy through to early parenthood, this guide to living mindfully for expectant mothers helps prepare you for birth and improve your wellbeing with the ancient practice of mindfulness. When we talk about making something, it usually refers to creating, manipulating, or forming a material. In pregnancy, our bodies are wrapped up in doing all of these things at once, and on a grand scale. But in the act of making space in ourselves through mindfulness, none of these things apply. In Mindful Pregnancy & Birth we engage in an act of "not doing". Of not changing, but of simply "being" in the experience of ourselves. Pregnancy is a phase in which to reconcile what has been, with what will become. It is a process, a time of change, and even more so for a first-time mother. It is a recognition of our dreams for the future being in transit, in gestation, in the making.

The Active Birth Partners Handbook

This book will help you to approach the experience with confidence and understanding and is a vital book for anyone who intends to actively participate in the birth of a baby."-- Back cover.

Author: Janet Balaskas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780283990380

Category: Natural childbirth

Page: 175

View: 775


Preparing for Birth with Yoga

The exercises illustrated in this book help relieve pain, discomfort and tension at all the states of pregnancy including childbirth itself.

Author: Janet Balaskas

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780007166763

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 629

The exercises illustrated in this book help relieve pain, discomfort and tension at all the states of pregnancy including childbirth itself.



New Socialist

CH I L D BIRTH BORN FREE T A KING CONTROL OF CHILD BIRTH The natural
childbirth lobby is often dismissed as self - indulgent consumerism . But as the
Wendy Savage affair showed , childbirth is a highly contested political area ...

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Category: Socialism

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Preparing for Active Birth Handbook

This handbook was originally written for parents-to-be attending Janet Balaskas's Active Birth course.

Author: Janet Balaskas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781508697695

Category:

Page: 62

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This handbook was originally written for parents-to-be attending Janet Balaskas's Active Birth course. Over the years it has become more comprehensive. The contents cover the definition and physiology of an active birth and also include information about complementary and medical back up that may be helpful, or necessary, during the different phases of labour and birth. It is an deal companion to your antenatal classes.Giving birth is an instinct - it happens when your baby is ready to leave the womb. For the majority of women, labour has the potential to progress normally with no complications. You may not need any help other than the space and privacy to get on with it, the loving presence of your chosen companion and the motherly care of a skilled midwife.However, birth is an unknown adventure and what will happen is unpredictable, so it's best to keep an open mind along with your dreams and strong intentions for your birth. If you need to combine active birth wisdom with medical intervention, the the information in this book will help you to minimise any potential side effects, to stay in charge and to remain a confident and empowered participant in the birth of your baby.

The Positive Birth Book

Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labour, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.

Author: Milli Hill

Publisher: Pinter & Martin

ISBN: 1780664303

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 255

Work out what kind of birth you really want, and learn how to maximise your chances of getting it, in this refreshing, warm and witty guide to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks. Packed with vital and cutting-edge information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan, to your choices and rights in the birth room; from optimal cord clamping, to seeding the microbiome; from the inside track on breastfeeding, to woman-centred caesarean, The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth, regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in hospital, in the birth centre, at home or by elective caesarean. Find out how the environment you give birth in, your mindset and your expectations can influence the kind of birth you have, and be inspired by the voices of real women, who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like. Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labour, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.


Stretching and pregnancy

who have written a book will know, it is anything but a relaxing business and, in
the same period of time that the latest ... Kit Laughlin March 2001 Canberra
References and Reading List Balaskas, J., 1991, New Active Birth,
Acknowledgments.

Author: Kit Laughlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780731810956

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 153

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New Statesman

BACKCHAT Women working together to prepare for birth . In at the birth Jane
Dibblin Sally and Richard Greenhill IF THE COUPLES at the active birth class
were bemused , they hid it well , as Anna took with her first one , then the other ,
then ...

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Physicians Manual of Birth Control

In case of inflammatory conditions of ovaries or tubes , the pressure of a foreign
body in the uterus can start a new active process . II . Infectious conditions of the
cervix or vagina may be introduced into the uterus . III . Special care should be ...

Author: Mrs. Antoinette F. Konikow

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Birth control

Page: 245

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