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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However, the content is interesting and useful, it explains things fairly reasonably makes them easy to understand but many times it makes me feel I’m witnessing a pedantic hammering ideas in It was ok, I can’t say I liked it though.

Good luck finding actual water birth available unless you do home birth, though. Does Leboyer really equate a caesarean section with “chickening out”? Provided a baby was breathing, and its life wasn’t in danger, what mattered most after birth was skin-to-skin contact — and gentleness.

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Although everywhere you look, it seems to be about procedures and withoyt and women. Understanding of what child is going through makes it less lonely.

Jan 12, Yuliya burth it really liked it Shelves: The point of this book, of withoyt whole story, is not just to make birth something nice. The classic guide to gentle birth that revolutionized the way we welcome our children into the world. I, of course, have vjolence this story to all of birtj children, waiting for the time when I could speak of it to a specialist.


It returns to the depths where it gives forth its riches. Why must the infant be separated from its mother after spending nine months inside her nourishing body?

He would teach them to put their hands on their belly and tell the baby to move upwards or downwards in the belly, and yes, after five or ten seconds touch could clearly see that the baby did move into the desired direction.

Open Preview See a Problem? After so many books on labour and delivery focusing on pain relief and what is happening to woman’s body on every stage of labour, this reading was quite refreshing.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. How is it that these very simple ideas could be cotton-candied out into a whole book of goopy sloppy oozy prose? Something to read, yes, but I don’t agree with his “psychology” of the child.

This, they say, often happens to prisoners.

I couldn’t get past the first few pages. Oct 15, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: Once more lets itself be filled with wastes, and then returns to the lungs.


Anyone with any developed sense of empathy will be deeply moved. This book is certainly appropriate for birty parents, especially if they have had no exposure or information on natural childbirth. 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.

Especially not since he believes his creed is as relevant now as it ever was. Lists with Fiolence Book. International Business Times UK. That’s basically all the useful information. At last he is here.

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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. Why must a child emerge from the quiet darkness of the womb into a blaze of blinding light and loud voices? Leboyer draws from the Ancient Mysteries and the Classics with language that captures the profound nature of birth – transition, creation, enlightenment – with great love and empathy for the child.

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