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To all expecting parents who want to be informed about the most recent research and debate concerning childbirth and newborn care:
hurry and buy this informative book for only 1.99!
This well-researched and accessible book on childbirth and earliest newborn care is aimed at expecting parents who are preparing mentally, emotionally and psychologically for the biggest change in their life. Rather than convincing readers of the author’s personal right (or wrong) way of doing things, the book aims to bring awareness of the issues that might come up during pregnancy and childbirth, open up the discussion and provide some tools of investigation.
Woven together with stories from personal experiences in the U.K., France and Belgium as well as from those of an international group of friends (from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, etc.) the author presents arguments and scientific research independent from current medical practices of any specific country. Despite the technicality of some of the subjects broached, the information is presented in an entertaining, supportive and above all easily understandable way. Two case studies of hospital births are discussed at length and medical practices are judged against the most recent medical research and guidelines.
This book is different from many natural childbirth books because it doesn’t close its eyes to the potential dangers of childbirth. Comparing childbirth practices and statistics in different countries is one of the best ways to open readers’ minds to the fact that obstetric medicine is not an exact science and to show that readers should do their own research instead of blindly following medical authority and the recommendations of their particular midwife or obstetrician.
By example, the author also aims to empower non-specialists to do their own research, find their voice in dealing with medical staff, demand respect, and gain trust in their own abilities. Birth professionals who seek to inform themselves (independently from local obstetric policy) of the latest developments and debates surrounding birth options will find a wealth of information in this book.
Where to get it?
The kindle version is on sale for 1.99$ on Amazon.com on Sunday 29th of May. Every day after that the price goes up by 1$.
For those who buy their books on Amazon.co.uk, the kindle version is on sale for 1.99£ on Monday 30th of May. Every day after that the price goes up by 1£.
If you cannot see the kindle countdown deal, please check your kindle account setting: click Your acount – Manage your content and devices – Settings – Country Settings. If you want to buy the kindle book on Amazon.com, you need it set to the U.S. If you want to buy your discounted kindle version on Amazon.co.uk, you need your country to be the U.K.
Both kindle and paper versions are also available on:
Good to know
When you buy the paper version on Amazon, you can also buy (at any time) the kindle version (with hyperlinks to every single reference) for just a couple of dollars.