Selling Normal Birth: Six Ways to Make Birth Easier
Author: Lothian, Judith A.
Source: The Journal of Perinatal Education, Volume 16, Number 3, 2007 , pp. 44-46(3)
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Abstract:In this column, a reader expresses concern at the declining number of women attending childbirth classes and her inability to influence a woman's decision to choose normal birth. It may be more effective to market Lamaze as a way to have an easier birth rather than a normal birth. The six care practices that promote, support, and protect normal birth are suggested as a framework for teaching Lamaze classes with the goal of having an easier labor and birth.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-06-01
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