Books: Husband Coached Childbirth

Husband Coached Childbirth


Author: Robert A. Bradley, M.D.
ISBN: 0-553-37556-3
Edition: Fourth
Paperback: 325 pages
Publisher: Bantam Books

The Back Cover


Laughter in the birthing room, dramatically shorter labor, a reduction of pain, an absence of drugs, fewer complications, robust newborns, and a spirit of pride and joy are the common experiences of couples who use The Bradley Method® of childbirth. 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. It allows expectant mothers to enjoy the total support of their partners, gives fathers a chance to fully participate in the birth of their children, and provides babies with the best, and healthiest, of all possible starts.
Now fully revised and updated, Husband-Coached Childbirth takes parents-to-be step-by-step through the prenatal stages and moment-by-moment through first- and second-stage labor and the actual birth.

Within these pages, you’ll discover:

- A safe, simple prenatal exercise program
- Tips for the optimal pregnancy diet
- Where fathers fit in: everything fathers should know guide and encourage a woman through pregnancy and childbirth.
- New research on the ill effects of drugs on pregnancy, labor, and the baby
- Psychological preparation for childbirth – for both parents
- How love talk increases intimacy and builds morale during labor
- The most natural positions for promoting a quick, easy delivery
- Men’s work in the delivery room…that makes women’s’ work easier
- Bonding immediately after birth – for mothers and fathers

“Full of tremendous common sense and down-to-earth real help for the couple in labor: Pearls of wisdom.” –Susan McCutcheon, author of Natural Childbirth the Bradley® Way

The Bradley Method® is a registered trademark of
The American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.

Customer Reviews

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Great Book!
by Eric & Kristi on Jul 30, 2010

After naturally birthing three babies overseas, with my wonderful husband coaching me through the entire process each time, I’d recommend this book to anyone! The book is great but it also helps if you have an awesome husband whom your willing to trust and follow. The only thing we didn’t like about the book were the references made to evolution and how we have “lost touch” with our animal instinct. Painful childbirth goes back to Genesis so it’s gonna hurt, ladies . . . but it CAN be natural, fast, easy, and actually FUN when you take time to follow many of the guidelines given in this book through the direction of your husband.


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