Pregnant women worry. It's natural. However, now the horror stories begin and they worry more. A major question is: What will birth be like and how much will it hurt?
Adrienne Lieberman answers these questions in a uniquely straightforward and detailed manner. Her experience as a mother has really helped her cut through the doldrums and write in a way that makes complete sense, without being judgmental, which is something very rare in a pregnancy book.
Here you will learn about all of your options for labor and birth pain relief. This book includes massage, acupressure, epidural, and IV medications. No stone is left unturned when it comes to your comfort in labor. Ms. Lieberman realizes that every woman will have a different experience, and each may rely on different tools to help make her experience a positive one.
The techniques defined in Easing Labor Pain are both common sense and medical, and readily available. They are described as how-to methods, along with the explanation of why they work.
While this book seems to be a natural read for any pregnant woman, it is also a very useful tool for anyone intending to support or educate laboring families. Dads and other partners have used this book many times to their benefit. They're able to access information during labor and successfully use the techniques with their partners. Doulas, professional labor supporters,are trained using this book.
This book provides many techniques and charts, and it would be great to have a handy pocket version for use in labor for the dads and other labor support professionals.