by Sheila Kitzinger
Published in the UK by Little Brown ISBN 0316853933
Published in the USA by Simon & Schuster ISBN 0743412737
256 page hardback
Lavishly illustrated, Rediscovering Birth is packed with
information not only for prospective parents but for anyone interested in birth and
women's lives and well being. Sheila explores the universal experience of pregnancy and
birth. She looks closely at the place of birth, how women move in childbirth and what is
done to help them. She examines the role of the midwife, and the bond traditionally formed
between mothers and midwives.
Articles referenced in Rediscovering
Birth, are listed with links to those which are available for you to read on the
|" This is an extraordinary book, a must-buy for all
women who are planning children. The voice of the author is an authoritative one but it in
no way dictates any specific method of delivery .... It helps you make up your own mind
about what you want by taking you on a journey around the world and through time to see
how women have helped other women to give birth."
Irish Tatler Yearbook 2001
|"Illustrated with many fascinating photographs and
drawings of the rituals of birth around the world, and filled with interesting
information, this book caused me to stop and think about the effect of my own culture on
my expectations of birth"
New Generation - The magazine of the NCT
|"The political aspects of childbirth and pregnancy are
integral to Rediscovering Birth. Its central debate is not simply of interest to anyone
who wants a baby, or who has produced one at some point. These are arguments about medical
control and patriarchal power that go beyond benign concern about whether maternity wards
have attractive furnishings."
This book is now
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