Medical doctor Sarah Buckley discusses the Five Myths of Childbirth. Dr. Buckley discusses myths that surround nutrition, hormonal shifts, fatigue, when to stop working during pregnancy, fear of labor and pain during labor, and the birth experience.
I discovered the amazing Dr. Sarah Buckley about midway during my pregnancy with my first son Michael. I poured through more than a dozens of books and medical textbooks on pregnancy and birth, that covered everything from Dr. Sears’ Attachment Parenting to the Anthropology of Birth and Parenting to perinatal nursing texts. I avoided every reference to technocratic or medicalized birth, wanting the most gentle, natural birth for my unborn son. Books like Born in the USA, Robbie Davis-Floyd’s books, Birth as an American Rite of Passage and Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Ina May Gaskin’s books on midwifery like Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth, physical therapist Penny Simkin’s The Birth Partner, The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, and the Natural Childbirth, The Bradley Method all greatly and positively influenced my knowledge and experience of birth, both professionally and personally.
As a mother of three sons, all born naturally with the help of a wonderful midwife and my champion birth partner, my husband. Read My Birth Story So you can imagine my delight when I discovered Dr. Buckley’s video that dispels myths of childbirth.
On Dr. Buckley’s website she discusses taboo topics head-on, like fear of birth, lack of confidence in your body’s ability to birth, and options for “gentle, safe, natural labor and birth.” As a family physician/GP, mother of four, and author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering she gives you the medical information you need in easy to understand language, so that you can be informed, supported, nourished and inspired as you embark on your extraordinary journey, bringing new life into the world.
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About the Book, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
“An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children.”
“Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women’s experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls “undisturbed birth” is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.”
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