Giving Birth: The Parents' Emotions in Childbirth

What do the experiences of pregnancy and labor really feel like? Written shortly after the event and amplified with helpful explanatory material by Sheila Kitzinger, here, set down in their own words, are highly individual accounts from both husbands and wives who have studied natural childbirth techniques of relaxation and mental preparedness. Herself the mother of five and a teacher at the British National Childbirth trust, Mrs. Kitzinger purposely invited women of varying backgrounds and temperaments to relate in frank, explicit discussions how they feltm both physically and emotionally, while carrying and delivering their babies. Companion reports by husbands who participated in natural childbirth education explain the vital roles they played in facilitating safer, easier, more deeply rewarding childbirth and closer, more meaningful marital relationships.

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