Leboyer is often mistaken as a proponent for water births. Although Frédérick Leboyer, in Birth Without Violence (), p. Thirty seven years on from the publication of Birth Without Violence, you might imagine that its author, Frederick Leboyer, who is now 93, had. About the importance of the right circumstances during birth.

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The book is available through Book Publishing Company. Especially not since he believes his creed is as relevant now as it ever was.

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. Provided a baby was breathing, and its life wasn’t in danger, what mattered most after birth was skin-to-skin contact — and gentleness.

And yet it is all very simple. 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. Odent has stated that being submerged in water longer than 2 hours can decrease the progress of labor.

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Supposedly Leboyer came up with different violene and techniques for childbirth, but this does not present them in any sort of concise or logical way. So this is the way to talk to the newborn: Although everywhere you look, it seems to be about procedures and doctors and women.

I liked the respect for the baby, and the clever evaluation on what it needs and how it might perceive standar assistance. This book gives a completely different perspective of the life and personality of newborns and of the constant cycle of life. The classic guide to gentle birth that revolutionized the way we welcome our children into the world.


Strange, isn’t it, that there seems to be such a deep secret link between birth and death? So here’s what this book says: Why, yes, of course! 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 wiithout. Coming into this world was quite an event.

Leboyer draws from the Ancient Mysteries and the Classics with language that ca Incredible and profound piece of art. Mar 19, Gabbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 19, Brielle rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I am an experienced natural-birther, home-birther, unassisted-birther Though I do love the Leboyer bath, I believe bathing the infant is a procedure that is done just because it has always been done – just like all of the other procedures he covers in the book.

Why must an infant take its first breath in terror, hanging upside down as its vulnerable spine is jerked straight?

He also recommends a less abrupt and dramatic transition for the baby upon birth: Informed by the Gate Control Theory of Pain, Odent injected sterile water underneath the skin surface in the lumbar region. I had heard of this book and the Leboyer methods but had never before read it.

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Leboyer describes birth from the perspective of the child as it experiences the trauma of being separated from the omniscient, perpetually nurtured state of the womb to life on earth. This ghostly vision was always the same: Dec 24, Becca rated it did not like it. Leboyer hasn’t much time for violencce and even less for procedures. 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.

And then across a street you see someone you know, and that person’s familiarity makes you feel safer. For example, in Greece the midwife was a woman who had borne children herself.

Leboyer is often mistaken as a proponent for water births. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

Show 25 25 50 All. The result of age, or maybe of habit. I can attest to its authenticity, for it is about me. Babies, contends Leboyer, are still overlooked in the childbirth business and the stakes are higher than ever. At first, it tried to get on my nerves, but I was alert because my wife couldn’t get past the first couple of pages due to the writing style. How few of us are aware of how much unconscious fear there is in our lives!

Why must a child emerge from the quiet darkness of the womb into a blaze of blinding light and loud voices? It examines questions that have never crossed my mind. Nov 07, Francesca rated it liked it Shelves: Per toccarsi, per accarezzarsi, vanno a mettersi al buio. Simple suggestions such as low-lighting, whispered voices and delaying the cutting of the umbilical cord are not only possible, they seem common sense.

But others — especially midwives, and mothers — took heed, and things changed.