Hardback Home birth : the politics of difficult choices / Mary Nolan.
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: London : Routledge,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780415557542 (hbk) : 9780415557559 (pbk.) 9780203836675 (ebk)
Policy? Does it mean what it says? -- Choosing home birth against medical advice -- Fear and risk -- Choice, bullying, and coercion -- Communication and language -- Avoidance, subversion, and confrontation -- Stress in pregnancy and birth -- Men's experience of home birth against medical advice -- Free birth : the end of the choice continuum -- Advocacy, empathy, and autonomy -- The dialectic between possibilities and limits.
This is a text for midwives and health professionals but it is one which starts from women's stories and their points of view. Pointers to best practice are presented alongside the narratives, making this a practical read for those concerned with making home birth a real option for women.
1 v. ; 24 cm.