Resources for Labor Pain During Childbirth
|Comfort in Labor (PDF), by Penny Simkin, the internationally recognized leader in childbirth education and labor
support, shares her wisdom with women, including comfort measures, effective
positions, and tips for partners and doulas.|
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|The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (1994), by William Sears and Martha Sears. (See
The Birth Book is divided into three parts: "Preparing for Birth," "Easing Pain in Labor," and "Experiencing Birth." You'll find details about vaginal births; cesareans; VBACs; water births; home births; best birthing positions; drugs; pain; how to design your own birth plan; the humor, chemistry, and sexuality of birth; and pages and pages of birth stories.
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|The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (2003), by Sheila
Kitzinger. (See major sections: "Anticipating the Birth" and "The
Experience of Birth.")|
Organizing her book into five major sections (Early Weeks, Physical and Emotional Changes, Anticipating the Birth, the Experience of Birth, and You and Your Newborn), Kitzinger provides candid information about what mothers need to know, ranging from ways to navigate the technical landscape of hospital births to making the personal choices of a water home birth.
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|Easing Labor Pain: The Complete Guide to a More Comfortable and Rewarding Birth (1992), by Adrienne B. Lieberman.|
"Easing Labor Pain is Adrienne Lieberman's positive and encouraging guide to everything an expectant mother can do to make sure pain doesn't overshadow the joy of giving birth." - Western New York Family Magazine
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| Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (4th Edition): The Complete Guide (2010), by
Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler. (See especially chapters
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn covers all aspects of childbearing from conception through early infancy. It includes information on what to expect during pregnancy and birth and how you can work with your caregivers to make childbirth a happy and healthy experience. It is well organized for easy reading and quick reference. There are more than 45 charts and 150 photographs and illustrations to clarify the information -- more graphic aids than any other childbirth book.
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| The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth (1999), by Henci Goer. (See chapter 8.)|
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|Comfort Measures for Childbirth (The 91-minute DVD is divided into 4 sections: 1) Basic relaxation and rhythmic breathing, 2) Comfort measures, devices, and positions, 3) Techniques to help with back pain and labor progress, and 4) Positions and techniques for pushing and birth. The detailed interactive menu allows you to choose exactly what you want to watch the entire DVD, a single section, or even a single comfort measure to learn or review.|
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