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The Father's Home Birth Handbook

Leah Hazard author


Publisher:Pinter & Martin Ltd.

Published:8th Nov '10

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What do a Dutch university lecturer, a US Marine, a Scottish artist, and an English engineer have in common? They have all experienced the transformative power of home birth, and their stories - and many others - are told in this groundbreaking book. As hospital-based maternity services become increasingly medicalised, more and more parents are deciding that birth belongs in the home. For many women, this choice may be an easy one, but for their partners, home birth raises some serious questions. For the first time, The Father's Home Birth Handbook provides a resource aimed specifically at exploring men's hopes and fears around home birth. Thorough research, balanced discussion, and dozens of home birth stories from real men all over the world make this book essential reading for all fathers-to-be and the professionals who support them.

A quite brilliant book. The Independent Direct, succinct and easy to follow, Leah Hazard's book is a perfect addition to any midwife or doula's library. Midwifery Today Leah Hazard's exploration of what it's like for a father at a homebirth is well-referenced and provides answers to many of the questions a man might have about the homebirth choice. I love that she brings together the voices of men from all walks of life, and reveals how life changing the birth of their baby was for them, in the sanctity of their own home. Although primarily written for men, it's invaluable as a resource for birth professionals. The Mother magazine This handbook is essential reading. The Green Parent magazine

ISBN: 9781905177509

Dimensions: 175mm x 135mm x 15mm

Weight: 220g

208 pages