Informed Choices in Childbirth
Award winning medical writer and birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. Goer will help you compare and contrast your various options and show you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests.
"With the help of this book, any intelligent person can obtain the information necessary to make informed choices. This unique book will provide the tools and confidence to have the best possible birth experience."
- Don Creevy, M.D., FACOG obstetrician-gynecologist, Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University Medical School
"In Henci Goer, thinking women have a champion, and maternity caregivers have a challenger. Henci has applied her impressive intellect, wisdom, writing skills, common sense, and wit to produce The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth. She analyzes and makes sense of a prodigious amount of recent obstetric research, boils it down, and summarizes its findings. And, on the basis of these findings, she makes practical recommendations for better births. Not one to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, Henci lets the reader in on her whole thinking process, providing scientific references, summaries of the articles, and logical recommendations -- all in a highly readable, user-friendly format."
- Penny Simkin, P.T.internationally known speaker, birth educator, doula, doula-trainer, co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn,author of The Birth Partner
"The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth puts the power of the latest scientific research childbirth into the hands of women to help them discern the facts from the myths and make informed decisions about their maternity care."
- Maureen P. Corry, M.P.H., Executive Director, Childbirth Connection
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