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New Resources for Childbirth Educators and Parents

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Abstract:

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 DVDs and books reviewed in this issue's column address the following topics: cultural views of labor and birth, as portrayed in the U.S. media; natural, safe, and healthy birth practices; memoirs of a midwife; a description of doula care to share with the children of expectant parents; baby behaviors; empowering women to choose the birth experience they want; making informed decisions about cesarean surgery; information and stories of hope for parents dealing with an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit; ways for parents to cope with perinatal or neonatal loss; and fathers' supportive role during the prenatal and postpartum periods.

Keywords: cesareans; doulas; fathers; informed decision making; labor; midwifery; natural birth; neonatal intensive care unit; neonatal loss; perinatal loss

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812409X474816

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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