CHILDBIRTH WITHOUT FEAR Large Print by Grantly Dick-Read

By Grantly Dick-Read

Groundbreaking vintage of common childbirth, which began the revolution nonetheless happening this day. invaluable examining for girls, pregnant ladies, moms, midwives, obstetricians.

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She welcomes the soothing lullaby that calls her to the shadow of safety in obstetric desensitisation. She is comforted by the sirens whose song persuades her to turn aside from the course of nature which leads 95 per cent of women, at least, to motherhood without accident or injury to themselves or their babies. ) Fortunately there are courageous and wise women who have recognised the incongruity 21 CHILDBIRTH WITHOUT FEAR and the dangers of this intrusion upon their domains. They demand a fuller knowledge of the truth of their natural functions, not in the detail of scientific language but in elementary and understandable words that can be used effectively for accurate presentation of the subject.

It is the implementation of the power of life by the universal forces which govern all things to the end that the human race shall survive. From earliest girlhood, each forward step in this progression is made because of the desire for greater joy or fuller realisation of her dreams. The law of life does not drive a woman on by either fear or physical necessity, but attracts her to develop by the presentation of increasingly beautiful experiences, which she is not slow to grasp. Love may be beset by anxieties and doubts, but of itself it stimulates all the noblest and greatest qualities of which human nature is characterised at its best.

Most women seemed to suffer so much, but here and there I met the calm woman who neither wished for anaesthetic nor appeared to have any unbearable discomfort. It was very difficult to explain why one should suffer and another be apparently free from pain. There did not seem to be much difference in the actual labours; they both had to work equally hard; the time factor was not markedly different one from the other. Perhaps those who suffered had slightly longer labours on an average than those who had less discomfort.

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