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Author Lyerly, Anne Drapkin, author.

Title A good birth : finding the positive and profound in your childbirth experience / Anne Drapkin Lyerly, M.D.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2013]


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  618.2 L98    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Non Fiction  628.2 LYERLY    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  618.2 L98    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  618.2 LYERLY    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  618.2 LYERLY    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  618.2 LY    Check Shelf
Description 276 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-263), index and glossary.
Contents In search of a good birth -- Control -- Agency -- Personal security -- Connectedness -- Respect -- Knowledge -- Looking forward, looking back : birth as transformation -- Common ground : notes to maternity care providers.
Summary "Drawing on a landmark study involving more than one hundred pregnant women and mothers, a renowned OB/GYN synthesizes the secrets to a good birth medically and emotionally. Most doctors are trained to think of a "good" birth only in terms of its medical success. But Dr. Anne Lyerly knows firsthand that there are many other important elements that often get overlooked. Her three-year study of a diverse group of over one hundred expectant moms asked what matters most to women during childbirth. The results, presented to the public for the first time in A Good Birth, show what really matters goes beyond the clinical outcome or even the usual questions of hospital versus birthing center, and reveal universal needs of women, like the importance of feeling connected, safe, and respected. Bringing a new perspective to childbirth, the book's wisdom is drawn from in-depth interviews with women with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and whose birth stories range from quick and simple to complicated and frightening. Describing what went well, what didn't, and what they'd do differently next time, these mothers give voice to the complete experience of childbirth, helping both women and their healthcare providers develop strategies to address the emotional needs of the mother, going beyond the standard birth plans and conversations. Transcending the "medical" versus "natural" childbirth debate, A Good Birth paves the entryway to motherhood, turning our attention to the deeper and more important question of what truly makes for the best birth possible"-- Provided by publisher.
"Based on the author's landmark study in which she interviewed more than one hundred women about their childbirth experiences, this book provides narrative and information about how to make any birth a positive event"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Childbirth -- Case studies.
Childbirth -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Pregnancy -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
ISBN 9781583334980 hardback
158333498X hardback
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