Childbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read
The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

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In this original and unabridged reissue of Childbirth without Fear, Grantly Dick-Read, the obstetrician who gave birth to the natural childbirth movement, 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. In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Read's philosophy is still as fresh as it was when he originally wrote this book. Essential reading for all mothers-to-be!With a new foreword by Michel Odent.

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Born in 1890, obstetrician Grantly Dick-Read’s Childbirth without Fear caused widespread controversy, but, encouraged by many women he dedicated his life to promoting natural childbirth. He died in 1959.
Published July 15, 2005 by Pinter & Martin Ltd. 354 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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A new, revised and enlarged edition of that palliative (panacea?) for panicky, prospective mothers which plumped for the approach now known as ""natural childbirth"".

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A successor to Dr. Read's Natural Childbirth which restates that English obstetrician's beliefs that civilization has introduced fear, pain and tension into childbirth, and that natural labor is relatively painless.

Jan 26 1943 | Read Full Review of Childbirth without Fear: The ...

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