My 1st book’s table of contents

Making informed decisions on childbirth

Here’s the table of contents from my own book on pregnancy and childbirth. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like me to post a certain section in addition to the ones already linked to in this post. You can also download a free sample on Amazon. For those who do not have a kindle, you can download a free kindle application for your computer or tablet.

Making informed decisions on childbirth
One scientist’s international perspective
               by Sofie Vantiers, Ph.D.

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Book Introduction

Making informed decisions on childbirth

Here’s the introduction to my own book on pregnancy and childbirth:

Making informed decisions on childbirth
One scientist’s international perspective
               by Sofie Vantiers, Ph.D.

   available on:
Amazon.co.uk logo Amazon.fr logoAmazon.de logoAmazon.ca logoAmazon.com logo

Introduction

I set out to write a book for pregnant mothers and expecting partners (regardless of whether they are male or female) who are preparing mentally, emotionally and psychologically for the biggest change in their life. Rather than convincing you of my personal right (or wrong) way of doing things, I aimed to make the reader aware of the issues that might come up, open up the discussion and provide some tools of investigation. I used to be quite firm in my beliefs of how to best give birth, feed a baby and raise children in general. Writing this book and doing more research actually made me more moderate in my opinions and more sympathetic to opposing or just different viewpoints.

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How it all started

When I was pregnant with my first child, it all seemed so simple. I was horrified by the way I saw some parents interact with their children, and I swore to be nothing but loving, gentle, understanding and sensitive with my child. Above all, I was never going to let my child “cry it out”! The last thing I wanted was an overload of stress hormones to stunt their development and make them needy for the rest of their lives. Especially since I knew firsthand how painful it was to feel needy most of the time.

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