A really amazing book, but a warning, once you read this book you will never think about birth or babies the same way again.
Copyright 1975, 114 pages. From the book jacket:
This is the history-making book that asks us, for the first time, to focus our attention on the infant just born--to examine and radically change what is being done in hospitals all over the world to the new human being who has just emerged, after hours of unavoidable tumult and pain, from the once-peaceful womb.
This is the book that shows us, for the first time, how we can achieve for our children a birth without violence--with all its momentous implications for the quality of human life, not only on the first day but through all the days thereafter.
The man who makes this plea to the world is Frederick Leboyer, whose revolutionary yet supremely simple techniques for easing the birth trauma are stirring passionate interest everywhere.
Leboyer's argument convinces. The simplicity and practicality of his methods astonish. To read this book is to say yes.