The definitive guide to childbirth choices.
Every mother-to-be has the chance to give birth where she remains in control and is at the centre of the experience. Better Birth is written from both the personal and professional viewpoint about choosing the birthplace, the care giver, and how an understanding of the process can result in a truly positive and satisfying birth. Many women think that birth is something that has to ?endured? and are often uncertain about what their real options are. This book clarifies the confusing issues and helps you to make vital decisions about your experience. Completely updated and revised this second edition contains the latest research evidence; an expanded chapter on postnatal care and postnatal and perinatal depression; updated information on care options; new information on 'risk and safety'; new information on 'free birth'; revised reading and resources list together with updated contact and reference lists.