Home Births: Stories to inspire and inform
Home Births: Stories to inspire and inform by Abigail Cairns
Home Births: Stories to inspire and inform Author: Abigail Cairns
Title: Home Births: Stories to inspire and inform
ISBN: 1905179022
ISBN13: 978-1905179022
Other Formats: lrf lrf txt lit
Pages: 280 pages
Publisher: Lonely Scribe (May 1, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Size PDF version: 1820 kb
Size EPUB version: 1813 kb
Subcategory: Women's Health

A moving collection of real life stories celebrating the joy and wonder of birth at home. This collection of first-hand recollections by mothers and their partners gives an insight into the modern experience of home birth, from the first decision to the final push. "Oliver was born in our bedroom on the second floor of our house in Uxbridge. It was a gloriously sunny Monday in March." "The pushing stage involved me on all fours grunting and sipping cups of tea between pushes. One of the midwives joked that it was the most sedate second stage she had ever seen. Fred was born in the corner of our bedroom." "Ameet passed him through my legs and my life changed as I saw him for the first time. I sat against the sofa and held my baby. He nuzzled at my nipple and we took each other in, softly, skin to skin." "Two hours after the birth we were were left alone at home: the three of us, a bottle of bubbly and the cat."