Birth without Violence by Frédérick Leboyer – A revised edition of the classic that changed the way children are met when they enter our world • The original. Birth without Violence has ratings and 52 reviews. Ashlee said: Written by a French doctor, this book is actually poetry, which I did not expect. How. Leboyer is often mistaken as a proponent for water births. Although Frédérick Leboyer, in Birth Without Violence (), p.

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His famous book and film ‘Birth Without Violence’ inspired mothers all over the world to want to give birth naturally and in a more quiet atmosphere.

And then in turn. I thought it was very strange at first but after reading it I liked it. Leboyer is often mistaken as a proponent for water births.

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How do you want your baby to be born? It surprised me the way it’s written — very fr Wanted to read this in part because I always hear this book referenced and this guy quoted and I just wanted to read the original.

In a three-act play the author builds up his poetic-scientific approach to the drama of birth. This nightmare is still very vivid in my memory for the following reason: It is the vastness, the enormity or the whole experience of being born which so terrifies this little traveler. Its function is to make the blood take in oxygen and get rid of wastes, mostly carbon dioxide. Babies, contends Leboyer, are still overlooked in the childbirth business and the stakes are higher than ever.


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The blood arrives in the lungs, depleted of its oxygen, its strength spent, dark with waste: Jan 16, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Could I get the lights dimmed, the nurses to leave us alone and not poke and weigh and suction etc. Frederic Leboyer see below demonstrates this with a letter a woman sent him when she learnt about his teachings: It is obviously kinder not to mention more natural to have soft lighting, and gentle voices at a birth.

I wish I had read it before I had my children.

Birth without Violence, by Frederic Leboyer

He has a few logical ideas, but any other book on natural childbirth would probably present them better. Made some good points but the poetic form made it seem less scientific and believable. I am an experienced natural-birther, home-birther, unassisted-birther Yes, if this fear could be extinguished before it can take hold, how extraordinary life would be for one so blessed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Lists with This Book. If it’s only the ultimate outcome that matters in your book, then you probably violejce care for this treatise.


This requirement has remained a commonality in the practice of midwifery. One month later I became a ward of the state.

Frédérick Leboyer

In Greek and Roman times, midwives functioned as respected, autonomous care providers to women during their reproductive cycles. This technique produced a localized source of pain, which in turn reduced the more severe regional pain women experienced in the lower lumbar region during labor. It is not a fable Brith are absolutely miserable when you should be rejoicing!

The result of age, or maybe of habit. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Birth into water This book is by an obstetrician, and I expected it to be much more informative. It really opened my eyes and changed the way I see the world.