The Resource Home birth, Alice Gilgoff, (electronic resource)

Home birth, Alice Gilgoff, (electronic resource)

Label
Home birth
Title
Home birth
Statement of responsibility
Alice Gilgoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For women who believe that childbirth is a normal event, and that hospitals are places to treat illness, home birth with a licensed professional midwife is a safe and viable option. Unlike the rest of the world where home birth and midwifery are the norm, Western society has captured the traditional childbirth model and recreated it as a high-tech pathological event fraught with dangerous interventions. Yet, the United States continues to rank 20th or worse in United Nations statistics of maternal and infant mortality. When this book was first published in 1978, the convergence of the back-to-nature and feminist movements--and the rise of consumer advocacy in health care--contributed to a growing home birth movement. Today, a 40% cesarean rate and the universal acceptance of stay-in-bed electronic fetal monitoring, an unproven technology, are just two of the common hospital occurrences that keep some women at home for childbirth. Midwife comes from the German word that translates as "with woman." Research has shown that the close observation of an educated and caring woman makes birth complications predictable or preventable. Studies published in medical literature have documented that the care of educated, professional midwives is equal to or better than that of medical doctors, whether the birth takes place in the home or hospital. Home Birth reports on this research, as well as personal, practical stories of real childbearing families. The book reviews typical birth practices and gives advice on preparing both the family and the home for the event. There is also a chapter on preparing for hospital birth, should a transport in labor become necessary
Member of
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
Dewey number
618.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
RG652
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Home birth, Alice Gilgoff, (electronic resource)
Link
https://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDkzLTI1ODEyNDAw
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • EPLMNA
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00008390
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (228 pages).
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504029421
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9781504029421
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1760322
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) frd00008390
  • (CaAE) frd00008390
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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