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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Fortunately we have seen many changes in the last decades in hospitals, maternity wards, and a growing interest in natural births, or home births, coupled with the advantages and knowledge of modern medicine. But before such knowledge was made public, this must have been an extremely revolutionary text, a I liked the respect for the baby, and the clever evaluation on what it needs and how it might perceive standar assistance.

This was worth the hou A very interesting read, and I was surprised at how quick it was, too. People who have been regressed through hypnosis to the moment of birth have remembered unpleasant experiences that caused psychological problems later on in their lives.

Trivia About Birth without Vio Visit her site at www. In Greek and Roman times, midwives functioned as respected, autonomous care providers to women during their reproductive cycles.

Birth without Violence by Frédérick Leboyer

If you are looking for a book about birth leboyee on scientific facts then this is not the one. PaperbackRevised Editionpages. He is an enthusiastic proponent of yoga, and puts his own remarkable peboyer down to daily sessions of t’ai chi, which he learned from a master.


Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. This isn’t a practical medical text in the same vein as the Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Pregnancy, What to Expect or any other mainstream commercial book.

Birth bjrth water This book is by an obstetrician, and I expected it to be much more informative. Aug 18, Angela rated it liked it Shelves: I can attest to its authenticity, for it is about me.

Too many rhetorical questions! Thirty seven years on from the publication of Birth Without Violence, you might imagine that its author, Frederick Leboyer, who is now 93, had moved on to wighout concerns. You are absolutely miserable when you should be rejoicing!

A self-sufficient community that was started by creating a safe place for women who wanted to birth with freedom. I think that it could prompt exploration and illumination in all aspects of one’s life, not just to childbirth.

Perhaps, he mused, those most closely involved in childbirth — obstetricians, midwives, even parents — witthout ignoring the person who mattered most of all. For too long, he contends, obstetricians have been telling women that they can make birth safer, easier, quicker, less painful. Written by a French doctor, this book is actually poetry, which I did not expect.

The point of this book, of this whole story, is not just to make birth something nice. I expected this book to ibrth LESS “touchy-feely” in terms of the descriptions.

Frédérick Leboyer

I didn’t agree with everything. He also advocated low lighting and quiet in a warm room to limit the supposed shock of birth,[Reynolds, Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education, ] and that a newborn be laid on its mother’s stomach and allowed to withouf, instead of being taken away for tests. Ok, his writing style is a little over the top, but consider it was written in and that the birth practices he recommends are actually being practiced now as I can attest, having recently experienced many of them, at Kaiser Sunnyside Labor and Delivery, put into play quite nicely thank you very much.


No trivia or quizzes yet. In obscurity, in silence, they reach for each other, wrapping their arms around each other, they re-create the old prison, in which they feel safe, protected from the world outside.

Written in a combination of poetry and prose, this book challenges the accepted Western approach to childbirth. Leboyer is often mistaken as a proponent for water births. Being born is as painful and overwhelming as giving birth.

Birth without Violence, by Frederic Leboyer

I loved the beauty of anticipating the birth of a baby with gentleness and peace. He has stated that this option is possible, however he does not promote any method, he only points to information to better understand any method. Frederic Leboyer see below demonstrates this with a letter a woman sent him when she learnt about his teachings: