In this accessible, straightforward book, Rhea Dempsey draws on nearly four decades experience to show how a woman’s choice of caregivers, support team and birthplace, as well as her life experience and personal attitudes to pain, will affect her birthing experience.
Featuring birth stories, current birth statistics and opportunities for guided personal reflection, Birth with Confidence provides the knowledge and practical advice that women need for the best chance of normal birth in today’s birth culture.
Important topics covered in Birth With Confidence:
benefits of normal physiological birth for mother and baby
navigating the birth culture
savvy choices for normal birth
‘circles of influence’ support or sabotage?
identify your ‘pain type’
raising pain tolerance
predictable ‘crises of confidence’ in labour
designing a ‘facilitating environment’ for achievement
Birth with confidence: savvy choices for normal birth, gives a clear account of the challenges faced by contemporary birthing women, whilst also mapping out a path to powerful birthing experiences.
A must read for all pregnant women
This book was a huge eye opener and is a must read for all pregnant women, particularly those planning to birth in a hospital in Australia. With lots of statistics and facts it is evidence based and provides a realistic view of our current day birth culture. A no nonsense guide that will empower any birthing woman to take charge of how her birth will end up. The choices we make in the lead up to going into labour matter.