The First-Time Parent's Childbirth Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Building Your Birth Plan (Paperback)

The First-Time Parent's Childbirth Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Building Your Birth Plan By Stephanie Mitchell, CNM, MSN, DNP Cover Image
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Create the childbirth plan that's right for you

Welcoming a new baby is an exciting and joyous time, but it's natural to be nervous about getting everything ready. The First-Time Parent's Childbirth Handbook empowers you with answers for all your burning questions about giving birth and the days before and after, with space to build a custom birth plan that matches your values and comfort level.
  • Know your options—Explore the pros and cons of giving birth at a birthing center, at home, or in a hospital, so you can make the decision that fits your needs.
  • Be prepared—Find checklists and questions to help you choose your care providers and make sure everyone around you is ready to follow your chosen birth plan.
  • Stay confident—Feel more in control as you learn what to expect during the stages of childbirth and which medical interventions might arise.

Make your childbirth journey the one you imagine with The First-Time Parent's Childbirth Handbook.

About the Author

DR. STEPHANIE MITCHELL is a certified nurse midwife who has attended more than 500 births. She developed the innovative Intermittent Auscultation Checklist, which helps labor and delivery providers identify appropriate candidates for low-intervention labor and birth as the standard of care. Connect with her on Instagram @Doctor_Midwife.

Praise For…

“During a time when the black birthing community is at an all-time high for birth-related mortality and morbidities, Dr. Mitchell has provided an invaluable resource to build and implement a birth plan simplistically. This is such a great tool for combating the occurrence of undesirable birthing outcomes. Every first-time parent should have this book as their guide!” —Courtney Stallworth BSN, RN, CCLS, maternal-newborn health strategist & lactation specialist

“This quick read is the perfect road map to guide your birth-planning journey. Dr. Mitchell provides an objective overview of options to set yourself up for an empowering birth experience. Pick up this gem early in your pregnancy—it will be a well-loved part of your birth-prep team!” —Emily E. Little, PhD, founder and director of Nurturely

“Preparing for the birth of a baby is both exciting and frightening. Dr. Mitchell takes readers through the process of preparing for their birth in a way that is easy to understand and inclusive of all birthing people. I am happy to include this book as a reference for my clients!” —Laila Shad, MSN, CNM, RN
Product Details
ISBN: 9781648762000
ISBN-10: 164876200X
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: May 18th, 2021
Pages: 164
Language: English