Subtitle A Complete Labor and Childbirth Companion for Parents to Be

Lindsey Bliss
Price $26.99
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Experienced doula, Lindsey Bliss, shows you how to prepare physically and mentally for every element of having a child, from pregnancy to fourth trimester in The Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth.

Lindsey Bliss, who has assisted as a doula at hundreds of births and is herself a mother of seven, reveals here all the wisdom and advice that doulas share with the new mothers who hire them.

The Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth covers the period from pregnancy through labor and birth to fourth-trimester healing. The focus, however, is on preparing for birth—including topics like how to pick the right childbirth class and the right birthing method for you. You’ll also learn:

  • How to handle and treat morning sickness
  • What things you can do during pregnancy, and what to avoid
  • How to reduce anxiety during pregnancy, including meditation and ritual baths
  • How to assemble the team of professionals, family members, and friends who will support you through labor and birth
  • Tools, tips, and positions for labor
  • How to approach last-minute decisions about pain medications and cesarean sections
  • Post-partum information, including breastfeeding, newborn care, and the transition into parenting

Bliss’s tone throughout is at once authoritative and confident as well as warm and encouraging. Her concern in her practice as well as in these pages is to listen to and help secure each new mom’s own personal vision of a birthing experience that is safe, fulfilling, and meaningful.

Format Trade Paperback 208 Pages
ISBN 9781558328952
Size5.91 in x 9.02 in / 150.11 mm x 229.11 mm
Published Date January 9th, 2018
Lindsey Bliss
Lindsey Bliss is a widely respected doula, or childbirth coach, who is quoted frequently in New York and national media. She is a co-founder of the doula agency Carriage House Birth, which has assisted in more than 1100 births in New York and Los Angeles since 2011. Herself the mother of seven children, including two sets of twins, she knows labor and childbirth well both personally as well as professionally. She lives in New York City.
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