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Free Chapter "Your Birth Plan" from Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Newborn

Free Chapter "Your Birth Plan" from Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Newborn

Chapter 8: Planning for Birth and Postpartum

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care on the market. Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, this authoritative book is the “bible” for expectant parents and childbirth educators.

Here is a free sample chapter for you!
In this chapter, Planning for Birth and Post Partum, you’ll learn about:
• Birth plans and how to use one to help you explore, clarify, and communicate your preferences for labor and birth
• Simple steps for preparing and presenting your birth plan
• Ways to plan for the postpartum period

Here is a free sample chapter for you!
In this chapter, "Planning for Birth and Post Partum," you’ll learn about:
• birth plans and how to use one to help you explore, clarify, and communicate your preferences for labor and birth;
• simple steps for preparing and presenting your birth plan;
• ways to plan for the postpartum period.

If you like this sample chapter, look for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn. It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect. It offers detailed information, suggestions, and advice to help make pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood an enjoyable, healthy experience.  It presents the latest research-based information on interventions during childbirth, revised statistics and discussion on cesarean birth, and new advice to help you make informed decisions about your care. It's authoritative, yet easy to use.  The information is accessible, well organized, and easy to read. It includes engaging photos, illustrations, and boxed features that highlight important information.

Awards for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn:
Mom’s Choice Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (2010) – GOLD AWARD: Pregnancy & Childbirth
iParenting Media Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) – Best Products Winner: Book
Living Now Book Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (2009) – Family (Parenting/Health/Safety): BRONZE AWARD
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) – GOLD AWARD: Parenting Resources
USABookNews.com Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) – WINNER: Parenting/Family: Pregnancy & Childbirth
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2008) – FINALIST: Parenting
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  • Meadowbrook | 
  • 27 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451671247 | 
  • February 2012
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Penny Simkin

Penny Simkin, a physical therapist, has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1968. She trains childbirth educators, doulas, and doula-trainers and frequently conducts workshops for doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.

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Janet Whalley

Janet Whalley, a registered nurse, has been a childbirth educator since 1975. She is the former executive director of the Childbirth Education Association of Seattle. She provides breastfeeding counseling for new mothers and teaches classes on newborn care.

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Ann Keppler

Ann Keppler, a registered nurse, parish nurse, and lactation specialist, has taught childbirth classes and new-parent classes since 1975.

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