The Doula Book by Marshall H. Klaus
How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth

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For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and healthiest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book. 

About Marshall H. Klaus

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Marshall H. Klaus, MD, internationally known neonatologist, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Distinguished pediatrician John H. Kennell, MD, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve Medical School. Psychotherapist Phyllis H. Klaus, MFT, LMSW, is widely known for her practice and teaching of the psychology of pregnancy.
Published April 3, 2012 by Da Capo Lifelong Books. 272 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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World-wide renowned authorities on birthing and bonding, Klaus and Kennell (Bonding) team up once again in this new work, focusing on the role of the doula, a Greek word that means ""woman caregiver."" Today, the authors explain, doula has come to mean an experienced labor companion who provides ...

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The Doula Book by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus has been a mainstay for both couples considering hiring a doula and women in training to become a doula for years.

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The numbers speak for themselves: with doulas as support companions, fewer women have cesarean sections and epidurals, length of labor is decreased, forceps and narcotics are used in fewer cases and infants stay fewer days in the hospital.

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