Childbirth Without Fear

Childbirth Without Fear

The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

Book - 2013
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A classic childbirth text reissued with a new foreword by Ina May Gibson. In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Read's philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. He unpicks every possible root cause of western woman's fear and anxiety in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and does so with overwhelming heart and empathy.
Publisher: London :, Printer and Martin,, [2013]
Edition: Second Printer and Martin edition
Copyright Date: ©1959
ISBN: 9781780660554
Branch Call Number: ANF 618.45 DIC 2013
Characteristics: xix, 347 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Gaskin, Ina May


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Aug 25, 2015

@busstop101, I see where you are coming from! At the same time, if anyone thinks that "childbirth without fear" = "childbirth without pain", then this cover should shake loose that supposition. I just put it on hold; I'll add opinion on the content soon.

Jan 16, 2015

There are many pain-free birthing books that build from the principles laid down here. The general idea is to fully understand the birthing process in order to be relaxed and prepared to work with your body. This is foundational knowledge that I paired with the Hynobirthing method to maximize results. I highly recommend these together.

Marcie1064 Jan 03, 2014

@busstop101 - I agree. It doesn't really make you think, "childbirth without fear". It's very misleading. At least it isn't the typical hospital birth with everyone wearing sterile outfits and it is a good book.

Mar 20, 2013

This is the worst cover for a book ever. Just looking at it terrifies me.

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