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New Resources for Childbirth Educators and Parents

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In this column, reviewers offer perspectives and comments on a variety of new media resources for childbirth educators and for expectant and new parents. The books and DVDs reviewed in this issue's column address the following topics: new directions for childbirth education classes; pregnancy tips for expectant mothers; empowering women to give birth naturally; midwifery care; breastfeeding; labyrinths and “laborinths” (an alternative approach to preparing for birth); preterm labor; understanding newborns' language cues; and exercise programs during pregnancy and the postnatal period, as well as exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor and help new mothers deal with incontinence.

Keywords: breastfeeding; childbirth education; midwifery care; natural birth; newborns; parenting; pelvic floor exercises; postnatal exercises; pregnancy; pregnancy exercises; preterm labor

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2009

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