Ce livre est bien fait, explicatif, enthousiaste, et a le mérite de ne pas véhiculer l'idée archi rebattue que "l'accouchement ça fait mal". C'est un moment très intense certes, et cela dépend de chaque femme, mais il est intéressant de s'ouvrir à une autre perspective : le passage du bébé comme moment de plaisir. Et effectivement, ça ne peut marcher qu'avec un conditionnement intensif, une préparation psychologique et de grandes convictions. Ce livre préconise une préparation basée sur l'écoute de soi, l'amour, le toucher. Les chapitres sont clairs et détaillent ce qu'il faut faire pour "se mettre dans ce mood" et même si les chances de vivre une "orgasmic birth" sont d'après moi faibles, je pense que toutes les femmes qui vont accoucher peuvent y picorer des pistes pour ne pas subir le moment de la naissance mais y participer activement.
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5,0 sur 5 étoilesthanks to this book i delivered my baby naturally and without epidural
20 février 2014 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format KindleAchat vérifié
though i was decided to have a vaginal birth without medication and had been researching for months, two weeks before my babys due date i bought this book and it helped me understand my body and all the process, i wanted a vaginal birth but i didnt know if i was going to be able to go through it without pitocin and epidural and I DID!! i spent 7 and a half hours in labor and never asked for an epidural, then i spent 20 minutes pushing my baby naturally, im so proud of myself that i brought my baby to the world without medication, and i didnt feel traumatized, i enjoyed the ride and the birth process. For moms to be that understand the way you bring your baby to life is important, and that our body is prepared to do this naturally, this is a great book, empower yourselves of your own body and your own birth process, let the midwives and doctors be just a company in the process, be the real chief of your baby`s birth, seek information about pitocin and epidural, if you feel you need them, do it, but if i did it i know you can do it without them, and i do believe pitocin cant be good for the baby if it accelerates the natural process of the baby coming down and the contractions come much harder than the body can bear, be informed, i know you can do it!
That's right. The name is a misnomer. This book is really about how to have a pleasurable (as in happy and healthy) pregnancy and birth. I bought it and read it three times before I ever got pregnant. That is how much i enjoyed the book. The 2 reasons it does not get 5 stars is 1) because for people with attention issues it is hard to keep focus on text as all through out there are random "pop-ups" with testimonials and quotes and the like that have nothing to do with the topic you may be reading about and thus make this a very discombobulating read. And 2) the first 2/3 of the book is about pregnancy and delivery but the last third (which I never fully read) is simply different birth stories this making the book a tad over priced but still a very good read.
The author is very honest about where she stands on the hospitals, but does a good job of presenting information in a way that is practical even if you are firmly set or have to have. Granted the first chapter is a bit rough as she talks about the "cascade of interventions" which if you are already a little fearful of birth will give you even more to be worried about but overall I found the book to be a great read that tries to uplift women with all the testimonials and stories but also tries to remind them to be careful of unnecessary vs medically necessary interventions no matter where they choose to birth.
Great book. Full of details and medical background that explains the biological and physiological reasons why orgasmic birth can be a logical expectation and not just wishful thinking. It really helped me feel much more calm about my upcoming first birthing experience. Even though I don't expect an orgasmic birth as is described by many patients in this book, I feel I know enough now to help me adapt and cope with the pain of childbirth, thus reducing it as much as possible.
I bought this book last year when I was about 4 or 5 months along with my second baby. I'm always interested in different ways of viewing life and how to go about it, so it made sense to expand my horizons when it comes to birth. I gave birth at home with my son and it was an amazing experience. I did not experience anything close to an orgasm, though, so having read about some women's orgasmic experiences with birth I thought I'd give this book a try to see if it would help this time around. Since I'm in the minority in this society in terms of where and with whom I choose to give birth, much of the material didn't serve any purpose for me. There was a long chapter on comparing and contrasting hospital vs. home birth and how this relates to a laboring woman's experience of pleasure & pain. This didn't make any difference for me since I am set on giving birth at home unless a complication arises that is a true emergency. Also, the chapters on taking care of oneself during pregnancy didn't apply because I'm very conscious of my health on every level. It did help me see any weak points I have and how to address them (social health, for example). I just didn't feel very inspired by what I read although I can see how the book would be very educational and helpful for most women in this society. I am not sorry I read it because it did help reinforce good habits and helped me be more conscious of my body and my views of the birthing process. This time around (gave birth in March to a big baby girl), I felt more relaxed and allowing than I did the first time and the experience was definitely more enjoyable (although still no orgasm). I like how the authors don't fixate on the outcome of an orgasm, but simply help to open the reader's mind to the possibility of birth being pleasurable. I wasn't fixated on the idea of experiencing an orgasm, but I was definitely more open to it this time, both because of my own inner work and also because of this book's gentle & in-depth approach on the topic.
When I described the kind of birth experience I was visualizing for myself to my midwife she recommended I read this book. I read it in just a couple days, and the information about the physiology of birth and the role and timing of various hormones was very specific. I feel like I have so much more knowledge about how to keep myself in a positive and blissful state throughout my labor for this birth.
I noticed some reviewers said the book is biased toward home birth. It's true that you can look at it that way, but it would also be a good idea to look at actual medical statistics and then weigh your options before interpreting that 'bias' as a negative thing. I'm done SO much research since I found out I was pregnant on medical (not legal) statistics and have found the home birth option to be safer. Also to note is that anyone looking for pain relief through meds will be disabling their body from being able to have a birth experience like the nature described in this book. If you are looking for a blissful ecstatic birth, then the biases in this book would most certainly be important for you to pay attention to. Be well, and happy birthing!