The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth

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Da Capo Press, Apr 1, 2007 - Psychology - 256 pages
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More and more parents-to-be all over the world are choosing the comfort and reassuring support of birth with a trained labor companion called a "doula." This warm, authoritative, and irreplaceable guide completely updates the authors' earlier book, Mothering the Mother, and adds much new and important research. In addition to basic advice on finding and working with a doula, the authors show how a doula reduces the need for cesarean section, shortens the length of labor, decreases the pain medication required, and enhances bonding and breast feeding. The authors, world-renowned authorities on childbirth with combined experience of over 100 years working with laboring women, have made their book indispensable to every woman who wants the healthiest, safest, and most joyful possible birth experience.A Merloyd Lawrence Book
 

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Review: The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth

User Review  - Lyndsie - Goodreads

Very informative. It is intended to help educate an expectant mother of what a doula does. It helps by explaining what a doula is, how one can be affordable, how a partner could be involved in a birth ... Read full review

Review: The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth

User Review  - Becca Anderson - Goodreads

This book provides great data on the effectiveness of doulas in improving birth experiences and outcomes for all birth-givers, their babies, and (if applicable) their partners. It also goes through the role and qualifications of a doula and techniques doulas can use. Read full review

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Marshall H. Klaus, M.D., internationally known neonatologist and researcher, is the author or coauthor of several standard works in the field, including Bonding, Care of the High Risk Newborn, and Mothering the Mother. He teaches pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Phyllis H. Klaus, C.S.W., M.F.C.C., teaches and practices psychotherapy at the Erikson Institute in Santa Rosa and practices in Berkeley, California. She is coauthor of Mothering the Mother, and Bonding.

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