This fully illustrated autobiography recounts Sheila Kitzinger s life from her childhood, with a mother who was a feminist before the term was invented, her student days in Oxford to her pioneering work in anthropology and tireless campaigning for women s rights and improvement in maternity services. An inspiration to many, Kitzinger talks candidly about her set-backs and failures as well as her achievements, the sexual exploitation and abuse that she encountered in her continuous and untiring struggle against the medicalization of childbirth."
Anthropology is the study of humans and human behavior and societies in the past and present. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text A Passion for Birth My Life; Anthropology, ... Items include highly probable exam items: Masada, Deir el-Medina, Specimen, Cultural system, Stratigraphy, Forensic anthropology, Prehistoric archaeology, Lindow Man, Kebara Cave, Jamestown, Law of superposition, pictograph, Akhenaten, Mesoamerica, Systems theory, Danger Cave, and more.
Childbirth should be one of the most joyful experiences in a woman's life. All too frequently it is one of the most fearful. In An Easier Childbirth, Gayle Peterson, a nationally recognized leader in the field of Perinatal Psychology prepares the mother-to-be for the most positive experience possible utilizing a childbirth preparation method based on medical research that shows emotional factors to be important in a healthy pregnancy and delivery. An Easier Childbirth begins with a personal birth preparation inventory. It then addresses the mother's fears and concerns through exercises aimed at decreasing her anxiety and increasing her confidence and sense of well-being. Guided imagery visualization and journal writing help the mother-to-be learn ways of yielding comfortably and safely into the entire childbirth process. All women, whether a woman is a first-time mother or has given birth before, whether they desire a natural birth or a medicated delivery will benefit from this proven program.
Sex and birth are often talked about as contrasting experiences. In fact, when birth is physiological, not medical or surgical, and a woman is free to be spontaneous, endorphins surge into her blood stream in the same way as during sexual excitement. Sheila Kitzinger discusses sex during and after pregnancy, during motherhood and the sexuality of birth.
As research discloses the risks of intensively managed hospital births, increasing numbers of women are considering alternatives. This new, updated edition of Sheila Kitzinger's pioneering work gives them the facts. Highly informative yet sensitively written, and supported by first-hand experiences of birth, this is the essential guide for every woman considering her options. A long-time champion of freedom of choice in childbirth, Sheila Kitzinger is uniquely placed to advise and support women who want to make the right decision confidently for themselves.
One new mother in twenty is diagnosed with traumatic stress after childbirth. In Birth Crisis Sheila Kitzinger explores the disempowerment and anxiety experienced by these women. Key topics discussed include: increasing intervention in pregnancy the shift in emphasis from relationships to technology in childbirth how family, friends and professional caregivers can reach out to traumatized mothers how women can work through stress to understand themselves more deeply and grow in emotional maturity how care and the medical system needs to be changed. Birth Crisis draws on mothers' voices and real-life experiences to explore the suffering after childbirth which has, until now, been brushed under the carpet. It is a fascinating and useful resource for student and practising midwives, all health professionals, and women and their families who want to learn how to overcome a traumatic birth.