Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way The classic guide to an unmedicated childbirth fully revised in for the twenty first century with updated information and attractive new illustrations and photos throughout For women birthing v

  • Title: Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
  • Author: Susan McCutcheon Erick Ingraham
  • ISBN: 9780452276598
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • The classic guide to an unmedicated childbirth, fully revised in 2018 for the twenty first century, with updated information and attractive new illustrations and photos throughout For women birthing vaginally, 90% of Bradley births are drug free The Bradley Method used and praised by women for almost seventy years, prepares you for drug and surgery free childbirth and puThe classic guide to an unmedicated childbirth, fully revised in 2018 for the twenty first century, with updated information and attractive new illustrations and photos throughout For women birthing vaginally, 90% of Bradley births are drug free The Bradley Method used and praised by women for almost seventy years, prepares you for drug and surgery free childbirth and puts you in control by providing the tools to navigate evidence based care Certified childbirth educator Susan McCutcheon, one of Dr Bradley s first students, now makes this natural approach to childbirth accessible than ever You will learn Exercises and nutrition to get your body ready for birthing To defuse fear by understanding all aspects of laboring How to involve your partner as a birth coach and a fully engaged participant What s driving the induction epidemic and how to avoid an unnecessary induction What s driving the cesarean surgery epidemic and how to reduce your risk How to get the information you need to make informed decisions about your birth

    Natural Child Birth What to Expect, Benefits, Risks May , Natural child birth can be a beautiful experience Many women want to avoid unnecessary medical treatment while giving birth Knowing your options and risks can help you plan Natural Childbirth Techniques American Pregnancy Association Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way Susan McCutcheon Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way Currently unavailable The classic guide to an unmedicated childbirth, fully revised in for the twenty first century, with updated information and attractive Ask The Expert Birth Made Clear Natural Childbirth hours agoWhen birth moved to a factory type setting, so much of the wisdom surrounding comfort in labor was lost along with personalized care With Birth Made Clear natural birth classes online, we reclaim this knowledge We show you a wide variety of resources, tools and knowledge bases that will help you build the birth Benefits of Natural Childbirth Naturally Savvy Natural Childbirth is Empowering Frequently, women who have natural childbirths are extremely empowered and feel much confident Being able to birth naturally, and successfully make it through the extreme demands of labor, often makes a woman feel stronger and less fearful about handling other challenges in life.

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    Even if you never in a million years would consider an unmedicated birth, READ THIS. It's so much more informative than the useless What to Expect series and any other pregnancy-related books I've seen out there. The worst thing that has happened in medicine in the past century is hospitals convincing women that we no longer know how to give birth or that we simply cannot do it as well without the now "routine" hospital interventions. What most doctors and hospitals fail to tell you is that thes [...]

    I usually don't fuss much about ratings. I do it by feel, generally as an afterthought, throwing in both my emotional reaction to something and a more analytical assessment of quality. This time I had to think hard about it, and I ended up averaging my 1 star and 5 star impulses.The five stars is for being one of the first books I found to talk directly and candidly about unmedicated childbirth and how to think about it. I had an instinctive negative reaction to all the hypnobirthing stuff that [...]

    This is a great read and resource for those wanting to have a natural birth, either at home or at the hospital. Has exercises for both the pregnant person and her coach, who can be a male or female significant other, or friend. Some of this book is outdated, as far as testing done in hospitals and whatnot. That's my only beef, I think an updated version would be good. But the core fundamentals of Bradley method are discussed, and explained. I'm looking forward to trying out the exercises with my [...]

    Perfect book to investigate having an unmedicated birth the "Bradley Way." I think it's actually better than Dr. Bradley's book itself. Although it could use an updated edition with some better pictures and more current info. All that said, very good explanation of Bradley's philosophy on birth and how to work with your own body, with the support of your husband, to have the birth experience you want and welcome your baby into the world gently.

    Yay, finally finished! I'd probably give this book 4 stars, but the unnecessary full page photos of women in labor were not my favorite. :P Also, not very helpful for anything? But overall, a really informative book with lots of interesting info. And lots of info that makes you go "Wow, gross." or "Sounds terrible." but then also all the info that makes you feel more prepared for what might happen. Haha.Being published in the 80/90's, I don't know how accurate all the info still is, but all the [...]

    Judgy and editorialized from start to finish. Appreciate the strategies and techniques for a natural birth- don't appreciate sentiment shared for those who choose not to follow them

    For the past 8 months or so I have spent a lot of time thinking about the topic of natural childbirth verses medicated childbirth. I have talked with many women about their personal experiences as well as read countless delivery stories online. I have asked my sister a labor and delivery nurse questions about what happens in the delivery room and I have spoken to my OB about her personal practices. Daniel and I have discussed the topic as well. Actually until a few weeks ago, it had not crosse [...]

    Early on while planning our wedding I read Celebrating Interfaith Marriages. I enjoyed it at the time, but it wasn't till I got closer to the big day and started writing our ceremony that I realized how helpful it was. I think that is definitely the case with this book. Yes, I enjoyed reading it, but I don't think I'll be able to truly appreciate it until I'm actually at the hospital giving birth.While the is the second book I've read on this subject, this one is quite a bit different from Ina M [...]

    Interesting, though a bit outdated and preachy. The first 10 or so chapters really sort of turned me off to the book - I kept reading "I'm not saying, I'm just saying" again and again, in a not-so-flattering way. If I were to read it again, I'd skip all the way to the point at which it starts getting into the real physical side of things - anatomy of the uterus, etc. and skip right past the bit that talks down to the mother-to-be. I found myself hoping the Bradley classes were better than the bo [...]

    I read this because I am considering attempting a med free birth with my third child (my first 2 were unapologetic epidurals, but this time I just have a desire to see if I can do it). I have medical training and do not feel that physicians and hospitals are evil by nature, so I skipped a lot of both the beginning and end of the book because I didn't want to read about the horrors of modern medicine. A lot of the medical information that I did read is ridiculously outdated. The last revision was [...]

    Okay, so I could do without most of the pictures BUT I probably could not have gotten through 19 hours of labor, including 4 hours of pushing, unmedicated without this book. My husband and I were unable to take a Bradley class, but we practiced many of the exercises included in this book. The labor positions described and the relaxation techniques are what allowed me to get through my contractions. The chapter on The Emotional Map of Labor was also extremely helpful in preparing both of us for w [...]

    As other reviewers have noted, the photos in this book are dated, but the information is very helpful. I had no intention of having an unmedicated birth, but I read this book "just in case" - and I was glad I did, since my daughter arrived VERY quickly, with no time for pain medications. If you're interested in using the Bradley method, this book is more helpful than Husband-Coached Childbirth, Dr. Bradley's book describing his method.

    This book does a wonderful job of describing how labor works, through each stage; the anatomical drawings and such are useful. It may be a little opinionated on the topic of natural birth for some folks, but, hey, you can get the information and leave the rest for the next reader, if you so choose. Also, I like the black and white photos at the back of hippies giving birth. The men are always shirtless, and wearing little shorts. Also, sometimes they have moustaches.

    This book was fantastic! I read the Revised Edition that was released in February 2018. I have about a month left until baby arrives so I cannot comment on how well the techniques discussed in this book help with labour, but I will come back to update my review after the birth. For now I will comment on what I did gain from the book pre-labour. The book is roughly separated into three sections: 1) What physically happens to your body in labour, 2) Techniques you can use during labour to increase [...]

    This was the best book I've read on Labor. Detailed and specific with practical steps for pain management. It is very logical and a pretty quick read. They definitely have a different take on labor than most. I would consider taking their classes. Well worth your time.

    I'm exploring my many options for birth classes, and came across The Bradley Method, which I was not familiar with (but has been around starting with Dr. Bradley in the 40's or 50's). I was really only familiar with Lamaze, which has fallen a bit out of favor lately. I contacted a few Bradley instructors, but the only option available was a private class and it was fairly expensive (about $400). Not to say that wouldn't be worth it, but I wanted to read this book to get a good overview of the to [...]

    Have you ever read something that really challenged your entire viewpoint on a particular thing? Well, if your a fairly typical American, this book will probably do so. If you're open-minded, this book will really enlighten you. I first started thinking about midwives when my older brother told me how expensive it was to have babies in the hospital even with insurance. I was shocked at how much the hospital charged for an overnight stay. Being a frugal man, I wondered how dangerous it would real [...]

    Kind of amazed this book hasn't seen updates, especially where outdated medical practices are concerned. And the author wastes a lot of time on fear tactics and smack-talking Lamaze at the beginning (I'm already reading The Bradley Way you don't have to fight for my attention), and I wouldn't even touch the out-dated info on episiotomies at the end. But, as pretty much every other review says, the exercises and general technique throughout the book's midsection, and reminder that you CAN do this [...]

    I kept picturing my mom reading this book because it is that old. While it is outdated (I skipped a lot of the sections that are no longer relevant), there is a lot of good technical information in here about all the nitty gritty facts of childbirth. Between the exercises, visualization, and relaxation techniques, there's plenty in there to prepare you for exactly what you will encounter in a natural childbirth. My one anxiety with this method is how much it relies on the coach to get a mother t [...]

    By far the best labor/childbirth book I read in preparation for my own birth experience. My son is 3 months old and I tried to use some of the relaxation techniques the book tries to teach you. The book was helpful but I believe a woman's best option would be to take a class. I did not practice the techniques on my own (my fault, not the book's) or with my husband and found it difficult to relax and focus after 9 hours of dealing with contractions at home and on my own. My husband was with me bu [...]

    I love Bradley, I had two Bradley births, and this book is ok, it's just extremely outdated. I'm sure some would argue that birth hasn't changed, why should the text but it has. Warning about preps is silly, and it's embarrassing when a woman (ugh, me) insists she will not have one and the nurse looks at you confused and says "uh, we don't do that." While I respect Bradley, his method of sleep imitation did not work at all for us. I think it's better for women to prepare themselves with a number [...]

    I don't agree with 100% of what is said in the book; I think there are valid exceptions for medications, and the book is somewhat dated, but it has been a valuable resource to give me information and confidence in natural childbirth. At times the author takes on a "my way or the highway" tone, but to me she's just passionately sharing her views. Together with other books that cover a broader range of options (particularly water birth and birth center births), this book has helped me to be much m [...]

    I agree with a lot of other reviews that this book has some really great parts. The parts that give you coping, relaxation, and coaching techniques seem like they will be really useful and I would have given just those chapters 4 or 5 stars. The rest of the book seems like it is trying to scare you away from anything other than a natural birth. She lists multiple things that can go wrong with each decision you make like she is trying to use scare tactics to make you want a natural birth. These p [...]

    Despite being "revised" in 1995, this book retains a flavor of the old school. Your doctor is ALWAYS a "he" and your birthing coach is always your husband. AND your husband is the logical, practical, educated member of your team. The woman is just a poor silly creature who can be easily manipulated. Instead of feeling empowered by this book, I felt angry. If you are going to REVISE your book -- update it ALL not just a few medical facts. Dammit -- I liked the book written by Robert Sears MUCH be [...]

    I Loved (and used) the method taught well, minus the nudity, in this book. Some views on modern medical intervention were extreme. I was able to take all their info for coaches(husbands need simple and as few as possible instructions) and sum it up into "when I squeeze your hand you shut up and push on my back like your trying to move a wall and don't touch my stomach. Oh, and in between contractions tell me I'm doing a great job and don't let me convince you to let me get an epidural."

    Easy to absorb information on the Bradley Method for natural childbirth. I took a Bradley class and found this to be a great supplement. In some ways it was better than the class (the instructor didn't stick to the standard Bradley curriculum). Unfortunately, I ended up having an emergency C-section after a failed 3-day induction, so I cannot say how useful any of it is.

    While there's some solid information in this book, it only gets three stars because the images, studies and some of the concerns mentioned are outdated. As others have mentioned, it also gets a little preachy, which is unnecessary considering the only people who are going to read this book are already members of that choir.

    In a quick review; this book is very thorough in describing the events of natural, unmediated childbirth. It gives practical exercises to use for birth preparation. Also, covers a wide range of procedures commonly performed in many hospital settings. Etc. I would encourage an expectant mother to read this book. However, I think an updated version is definitely due.

    Everything you ever wanted to know about natural birth, without medical and drug interventions it's all here! I had heard the comment that you could do nothing but read this book in preparation and be able to go through a natural child birth with all the assisting techniques. I think I ended up highlighting most of this book for my husband to read; I really enjoyed this one.

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