The Essential Homebirth Guide For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-01
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
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Two midwives present the What to Expect When You're Expectingfor homebirthswith a Foreword by Dr. Christiane Northrup. When Dr. Northrup learned Jane and Jodilyn were writing a book about homebirths, she enthusiastically gave it her seal of approval and said, "There is a huge need for this book, and there is nothing currently available on the market for this population." For the more than 4 million pregnant women in the U.S. each year, The Essential Homebirth Guideis an empowering, joyous, and informative guide to pregnancy and homebirththe only up-to-date, comprehensive book dedicated to this subject. With its convenient Question & Answer format, complete with stories from real mothers sharing their birthing experiences, this covers all there is to know about at-home delivery. From the history of homebirth, to the expectations during pregnancy, to exactly how to prepare the house for the big day, this is the definitive guide for any woman considering or planning a homebirth.

Author Biography

Jane E. Drichta
and Jodilyn Owen have attended a combined total of more than one thousand births in more than eleven years as doulas, midwives and birth educators. Based in Seattle, they are passionate birth advocates and educators both internationally and in the United States. Their writing has appeared in a number of publications, including the trade journals Midwifery Today and Squat, as well as numerous non-birth related publications.

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