BOOK REVIEW: Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, by Sarah J. Buckley, M.D.
If you’re someone who likes reading research, combing through statistics and finding out every little detail there is to know on a subject - then this is the book for you - with my personal disclaimer that if you have previously had a Caesarean or an otherwise traumatic birth experience, this book may not resonate with you.
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering combines recounts of the author’s own natural, home birth experiences with research into undisturbed birth, and reflects on how modern medicine has changed how birth is viewed and managed. There is A LOT of information here, too much to read in one go, but if you’re prepared to slowly dip in and out over time then there’s a lot to learn.
The book doesn’t just look at pregnancy and birth, but also some aspects of early parenting, such as safe sleep, breastfeeding, and attachment theories.
Definitely one for the scientifically minded home-birthers!
This book is in The Plymouth Doula library and is available for all clients to borrow, however if you’d like to buy your own copy you can click here.
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