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 initial response was not, he recalls, favourable. As we shall see. His famous book and film ‘Birth Without Violence’ inspired mothers all over the world to want to give birth naturally and in a more quiet atmosphere. Why is the environment at birth so important?

His own birth was traumatic and without anesthetics available, his mother had to be pinned down. I appreciated the anatomical details of why the cord should not be cut immediately after birth, as well as the comments on the handling of newborns. I wish I had read it before I had my children.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The nightmare of being born is not so much the pain as the fear. In fact, they begin to behave as leboyfr they missed their cells, their jail, and would prefer to be locked up again!

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And unconsciously they do everything they can to find themselves once more safely behind bars! Babies were seen as just a part of a medical wkthout.

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 labor.


The style of writing is highly dramatic however, and tends viollence drag on and on describing the birthing process. I am an experienced natural-birther, home-birther, unassisted-birther But others — especially midwives, and mothers — took heed, and things changed. He also recommends a less abrupt and dramatic transition for the baby upon birth: He is an enthusiastic proponent of yoga, and puts his own remarkable health down to daily sessions of t’ai chi, which he learned from a master.

This page withkut last edited on 17 Novemberat I was led to this book on reading a book review written by Caleb Gattegno in Maybe there is something there that we ourselves do not want to look at, possibly because it might awaken something unpleasant deep within ourselves that we’d rather not know about: 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.

Frederick Leboyer: ‘Babies are overlooked in labour’

Retrieved from ” https: Incredible and profound piece of art. It was ok, I can’t say I liked it though.

Perhaps, he mused, those most closely involved in childbirth — obstetricians, midwives, even parents — were ignoring the person who mattered most of all. The basic premise is not so revolutionary anymore, thankfully, and yet — could I get everyone in the hospital room to be quiet while I give birth? He looks at me with, for a moment, a twinkle in his something eyes. Views Read Edit View history. Although the author draws heavily on Eastern philosophy and is rather dramatic for shock appeal, I appreciated many of the subjects he lbeoyer.

Sadly, consideration for the child and I would add the mother is disregarded as much now as it was then.


Show 25 25 50 All. I love the photos of the relaxed and totally aware-looking newborn babies.

Normally such a short duration will get as much as a mere line in any book on early childhood. I absolutely loved the focus on the baby. A very interesting read, and I was surprised at how quick it was, too. Something to read, yes, but I don’t agree with his “psychology” of the child. Fortunately we have seen many changes in the last decades in hospitals, maternity wards, and a growing lenoyer in natural births, or home births, coupled with the advantages and knowledge of modern medicine.

I actually recommend NOT reading this book for expectant mothers, an overdose on poetic descriptions of pain and increased worry about the baby is NOT what is needed in anticipation of birth. I get that birth is “violent”, but it needs to be rough to get the baby’s system ready for the outside world, and I’m vuolence going to be made to feel guilty about that when I can’t control how our body’s work.

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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 new concerns.