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Making the Case for a Physiologic Approach to Childbirth

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In this column, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach by Henci Goer and Amy Romano is reviewed. The book presents compelling evidence for the value and importance of a physiological approach to childbirth and provides a clear, exhaustive guide for making sense of the research in the context of the current maternity care system. The book is an invaluable resource for navigating the maze of contemporary obstetrics for both health-care professionals and childbearing families.

Keywords: cesarean; epidural; home birth; midwifery care; optimal care in childbirth; physiologic childbirth

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.21.3.186

Affiliations: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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