The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth #2020

The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth By John H. Kennell Phyllis H. Klaus Marshall H. Klaus The Doula Book How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter Easier And Healthier Birth More and parents to be all over the world are choosing the comfort and reassuring support of birth with a trained labor companion called a doula This warm authoritative and irreplaceable guide compl
  • Title: The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth
  • Author: John H. Kennell Phyllis H. Klaus Marshall H. Klaus
  • ISBN: 9780738206097
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth By John H. Kennell Phyllis H. Klaus Marshall H. Klaus More and parents to be all over the world are choosing the comfort and reassuring support of birth with a trained labor companion called a doula This warm, authoritative, and irreplaceable guide completely updates the authors earlier book, Mothering the Mother, and adds much new and important research In addition to basic advice on finding and working with a doulMore and parents to be all over the world are choosing the comfort and reassuring support of birth with a trained labor companion called a doula This warm, authoritative, and irreplaceable guide completely updates the authors earlier book, Mothering the Mother, and adds much new and important research In addition to basic advice on finding and working with a doula, the authors show how a doula reduces the need for cesarean section, shortens the length of labor, decreases the pain medication required, and enhances bonding and breast feeding The authors, world renowned authorities on childbirth with combined experience of over 100 years working with laboring women, have made their book indispensable to every woman who wants the healthiest, safest, and most joyful possible birth experience.A Merloyd Lawrence Book
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    1. This book would be very informative for someone who did not know anything about a doula or the statistics of improved natural birth with having a participating doula Since I have read several natural childbirth books, this didn t have as much new information for me.Notes The doula is there to help the parents have the type of birthing experience they want.Having an experienced person enables fathers to be much relaxed, loving and emotionally able than when they are alone by relieving them of an [...]


    2. The best part of the book for me was the appendix I think this book is geared for pregnant mamas rather than just starting out doulas and as such, was actually quite intimidating for a novice doula to read I felt like it set up this expectation that all doulas know EVERYTHING about birth and are birth whisper ers knowing exactly what to do to make the pain easier to bear and it likely you ll have the kind of birth you want which many doulas are that amazing But I m not at that level and I don [...]


    3. I thought this was a good, basic book regarding using doulas at birth It was a nice balance of research, technique, and case examples For anyone who s been attending births for awhile, it s fairly basic, but I still picked up a new tidbit or two I ve attended about 30 births I would highly recommend that any grandmother, sister, or friend who is planning on attending a loved one s birth read this before the big day It s a great primer in that regard My criticism is that the pictures should be up [...]


    4. This book makes a solid case for the use of doulas in the delivery room Included are both antidotal stories and published scientific studies to convince every woman on the necessity and benefits assisted labor The book also provides a nice overview of services provided by a doula and what new parents should expect I however would have liked information on hiring a doula and the doula training and qualifications.


    5. I ran out of time to finish this book before the end of my pregnancy, but liked the few chapters towards the end of the book that I read after opening the book at a random page It seems to be up to its reputation of describing well how useful doulas can be and I will recommend it to people that are on the fence about recommending it.


    6. This book is useful as an introduction to the work of a doula The appendix in the back provides some useful coaching and massage techniques However, I would have like to read about real life examples and personal stories, rather than statistics.


    7. This was a good, solid book Reading it as a newer doula, it did provide some helpful information, especially the additional information at the end I would recommend possibly for new parents potentially hiring a doula to understand the process Or for a new doula, it is helpful.



    8. I hired a doula before I started reading this book and from reading it, I feel even better about this decision Highly recommend doulas no matter how you plan to give birth.


    9. The Doula Book is a thorough resource for anyone who is interested in what a doula does and the effect that doulas have on women giving birth Doulas are birthing coaches or less They are typically women who are able to help guide a woman through labor and make sure that all her needs are met so that she is able to deliver in the best way possible I really like how this book promotes the woman s strength and provides statical evidence that having a doula helps in all sorts of areas I was not sur [...]


    10. Thanks, Laura, for loaning me this one I was so glad to see a meta analysis of studies on the presence of doulas at births All of my gut feelings and the anecdotal evidence were right Experienced, one to one support during birth does significantly decrease labor time, medical interventions, and caesarian births I was so excited about Chapter 9, The Dublin Experience I ve read quite a bit on the active management labor protocol and the high success rates for deliveries at the National Maternity H [...]


    11. This book is an incredible introduction to doula services for those who are unfamiliar with them It would be a great resource for moms and families considering the support of a doula for their birth However, while the overview of birth services is appreciated, the book seems highly judgmental in terms of parenting For example, much of the book is spent examining different studies in which birthing women used doulas the vast majority of these studies focus on the subsequent parenting and what mom [...]


    12. A good resource for soon to be mothers fathers deciding whether or not to work with a doula, and also seemingly a good resource if you are considering becoming a doula The book is of course a little one sided, considering the agenda is to choose birthing with a doula, but it does have a decent amount of studies and facts to back up its claims The fact that this book was published over 15 years ago means some of the stats are definitely outdated although they are probably to the strength of the b [...]


    13. 2.5 stars When I first wanted to learn about doulas, I went out and bought this book I read most of it and couldn t figure out what a doula does After I found out through other sources, I reread this book and it made sense I really don t think this book should be the basis for introductory learning, for parents or doulas But other than attempting to provide an introduction, it doesn t have much to offer It s a shame that this is a mandatory book for certifying with the largest doula organizati [...]


    14. This is an updated version of Mothering the Mother It includes a ton of scientific evidence that shows how helpful it is to have a doula at a birth faster labors, less medicine needed, fewer interventions taken, less pain, better breastfeeding results after birth, and even parents feeling confident as parents months down the road It would be hard to read this book and then not want to hire a doula for your birth


    15. For someone who is only just learning about the efficacy of doulas, I think this is a very important and convincing read There was a lot of great information, although I didn t like the writing style very much For people like me who have already read a lot about natural birth, midwvies, doulas, etc a lot of this information was redundant Still the book has convinced me that it s worth it to engage a doula for my next birth, even though I plan to use another homebirth midwife.


    16. An excellent read for someone considering working as a doula labor coach companion and a really valuable read for a mom to be considering hiring a doula for labor support, because it provides clear statistics on the benefits of using a doula, and paints a picture of what laboring with a doula is like.


    17. This one I checked out from the library, and that s the way to go I liked it It was very informative and I m glad that I read it Even though I am planning to have my next baby at home with a midwife, I would consider a doula All the same, there isn t anything in the book that I m likely to want to look up again.


    18. This book was predominantly geared towards first time parents who might be thinking about using a doula, but the appendices were great for doulas to be There were also 2 fantastic chapters on how the doula doesn t take over the role of the father in the delivery room and how she supports both of them during that time I d have couples read those chapters alone.


    19. Useful as a book ABOUT doulas, if you re already familiar with childbirth Also has some useful resource lists at the end I got pretty turned off by a lot of heteronormativity and unmedicated birth preachiness, though Only at the very end did they even acknowledge that sometimes interventions DO become necessary for safety and wellbeing.Didn t love it, but I did copy out the resource lists.


    20. I read this for my doula training It s concise and has great information about the value and purpose of having a trained labor support person with you during labor and birth I learned about a non pharmaceutical pain relief technique that I had never heard of before using sterile water not saline injections in the lower back instead of an epidural.


    21. Very informative It is intended to help educate an expectant mother of what a doula does It helps by explaining what a doula is, how one can be affordable, how a partner could be involved in a birth, and other important things to know about having a doula so that she may make a better decision on whether or not to hire one.


    22. I had to read this book for my doula training I found the studies interesting but vague at times What really bothered me was the heteronormative nature of the book Not every woman has a birth partner, especially who s a husband The book could really use an update to acknowledge the wide range of families to be who benefit from doula services.


    23. Knowledge beyond wordsThis book had so much insight and detail I highly recommend for anyone considering being a Doula Very good information and presented as an easy and quickly understandable read.


    24. This book provides great data on the effectiveness of doulas in improving birth experiences and outcomes for all birth givers, their babies, and if applicable their partners It also goes through the role and qualifications of a doula and techniques doulas can use.


    25. This book makes me really want a doula at birth, or at least a very knowledgeable friend or relative The statistics it presents about the rates of epidurals caesareans dropping when a doula is present are pretty convincing


    26. Insightful and full of research to supports incredible benefits to having doulas present during labor and delivery A good start to doula reading and research for future doulas, partners, and pregnant women.


    27. An excellent guide to the value of having a doula And now that I have attended a birth in the hospital granted, one with a very attentive midwife I can t imagine being a birthing woman or her partner alone.


    28. great, comprehensive book on what a doula can do Full of statistics, showing that there are even long term positive affects of having a doula The audience is directed toward parents, but is great to read as a doula, and has some information for doulas in the appendixes.


    29. Preparing for my doula trainingEssentially the same book as Mothering the Mother with some updated information about doula training also includes suggested birthing poses and relaxation visualization techniques.


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