Each One Unique
Abstract:A young mother shares the stories of her two sons' births. Her first birth experience was complicated by muscle spasms and changes in her baby's heart rate during labor and, later, by medical problems with her baby in the days after birth. The mother's strength and commitment shine through at every twist and turn during labor and the days after her son's birth. Two years later, in contrast to her first son's birth, the mother's second son was born so quickly that labor presented a different set of challenges. The mother's confidence in birth and in herself are essential facets of the stories of the births of her two sons.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2008
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- The Journal of Perinatal Education is the official journal of Lamaze International, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical resources that childbirth educators and other health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth.
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