The Essential Homebirth Guide book comes at the perfect time, as greater access to midwife care and the desire for a more personal, less institutional experience has caused a rise in homebirths over the last few years. In fact, between 2004 and 2009, increased by 29%.
Enriched with real birth stories from new moms, The Essential Homebirth Guide written by midwives Jane E. Drichta and Jodilyn Owen, explains the essentials of the homebirth experience in thirteen all-inclusive chapters conveniently written in a Q&A format. Topics covered include:
*Building a supportive homebirth community
*Caring for the bab from pregnancy through the postpartum process
*Communicating about birthing plans with a midwife, a partner, family and friends
* Deciding whether a homebirth is the right option for the birth
The Essential Homebirth Guide offers thoughtful, compassionate advice supported by evidence-based facts, providing gentle guidance to successfully navigate prenatal care, birth and early mothering ($11, amazon.com).