A revised and updated guide to The Bradley Method of natural childbirth utilizes the teamwork approach to help fathers work with mothers to provide a joyful birthing experience that eliminates drugs, shortens labor, lessens complications, and promotes healthy newborns.
Developed by renowned obstetrician Dr. Robert A. Bradley, this completely natural method, based on a calming pattern of relaxation, abdominal breathing, and loving teamwork between husband and wife, is now preferred by thousands of physicians and used by couples all over the world.
This book takes parents-to-be step-by-step through the prenatal stages and moment-by-moment through the first- and second-stage labour and the actual birth.
Within these pages you'll discover:
- Where fathers fit in: everything fathers should know to guide and encourage a woman through pregnancy and birth
- New research on the ill effects of drugs on pregnancy, labour, and the baby
- How love talk increases intimacy and builds morale during labour
- Bonding immediately after birth- for mothers and fathers
- And much more!