New Experience of Childbirth, The

Author(s): Sheila Kitzinger

Birth & Pregnancy

Everything the expectant mother needs to know about childbirth, from one of the foremost experts in the field. Childbirth is one of the most important and powerful events in a woman's life - and yet many women look back on it as an ordeal. Sheila Kitzinger, acknowledged around the world as an expert in the psychological, social and physiological aspects of birth, has rewritten her first book for today's women. Herself a mother of five, all born at home, she believes that birth can be a positive and deeply satisfying experience. She co-created the teacher training scheme of the National Childbirth Trust, and was the first person to introduce couple's classes, pregnancy and postnatal counselling, and birth companions to give personal support and help in childbirth. Written with warmth, elegance and understanding, The New Experience of Childbirth explores emotional as well as the physical elements in childbirth and is essential reading for every mother- (and father-) to be.

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Sheila Kitzinger is respected internationally as a leading authority on women's experiences of pregnancy and childbirth


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The classic work on the subject of childbirth - fully revised and updated for 2004. Sheila Kitzinger is a widely respected expert in the field of pregnancy and childbirth. She is a high-profile campaigner for women to have the information they need to make choices about childbirth. An extremely promotable author, she lectures regularly, and has written numerous books 'If you were never close to your mother (and even if you are) Sheila Kitzinger is the next best thing. Sensitive and expert, cosy yet objective, she infuses her writing with warmth' WOMAN'S JOURNAL 'She is the Earth Mother, or Birth Mother of the nation. If Britain is now one of the most progressive countries in obstetric practice, it is largely due to her' Polly Toynbee, GUARDIAN 'A woman of remarkable insight, with a sharp and often very witty tongue' Leslie Kenton, HARPERS & QUEEN

'...invaluable pregnancy reading that will stave off any feelings of 'my body's not my own'... One of the few books of this genre to go into the oft-ignored aspect of the psychological impact of being pregnant. A sensitively written, warm and witty book.' PREGNANCY 'Sheila Kitzinger's contribution to the childbirth genre stood out from the crowd... What sets it apart is the author's absorbing social and political perspective.' THE LANCET

Sheila Kitzinger is respected internationally as a leading authority on women's experiences of pregnancy and childbirth.

General Fields

  • : 9780752861371
  • : orion
  • : orion
  • : April 2004
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sheila Kitzinger
  • : Paperback
  • : 618.4
  • : 272
  • : 9 B/W Photo\Illu(s),25 Line Drawing(s)