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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Leboyer offers suggestions and techniques for making the delivery process less crazy and more enjoyable for all involved, especially the newborn.

Leboyer attributes his interest in birth to this experience. Try and understand what’s happened, so you can enjoy your new freedom!

Considered a seminal work, Spiritual Midwifery presented pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding from a fresh, natural and spiritual perspective, rather than the standard clinical viewpoint. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I tried to have an open mind since poetry is not my thing For the baby, the world is a terrifying place.

A very interesting read, and I was surprised at how quick it was, too. Although modern medicine has given us many advantages in health care, the circumstances of birth have completely changed. Being born is as painful and overwhelming as giving birth.

Il sole si alza forse di colpo? To do her best for her baby, she has to face up to that challenge and not chicken out and have a caesarean instead.

Frédérick Leboyer – Wikipedia

Visit her site at www. There are only two things I didn’t like about this book: Incredible and profound piece of art. I wish I had read it before I had my children.

Not a bit of it: Perhaps, he mused, those most closely involved in childbirth — obstetricians, midwives, even parents — were ignoring the person who mattered most of all. So this is the way to talk to the newborn: I thought it was very strange at first but after reading it I liked it.


This is the older version of the book – I’m not sure what the revised version includes. Tra il giorno e la notte non indugia forse l’alba incerta, e la lenta, maestosa gloria dell’aurora? Supposedly Leboyer came up with different standards girth techniques withoutt childbirth, but this does not present them in any sort of concise or logical way.

Makes me want to hop in a time machine and b 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.

Leboyer ci offre un punto di vista diverso, non quello della madre, non quello del ginecologo, non quello dell’ostetrica ma quello del bambino. Overall, it was very enlightening to really go through the birth through the eyes of the infant.

Only then can she begin to work through it and embrace the physical challenge of giving birth. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although Leboyer’s disciple, Michel Odentbecame known for introducing birthing pools in hospitals as an option for lower lumbar pain management. 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 bond, instead of being taken away for tests.

One month later I became a ward of the state.

Birth without Violence

Babies, contends Leboyer, are still overlooked in the childbirth business and the stakes are higher than ever. Biolence ask other readers questions about Birth without Violenceplease sign up. Violencce, if this fear could be extinguished before it can take hold, how extraordinary life would be for one so blessed.


The book is available through Book Publishing Company. 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. The result of age, or maybe of habit.

Written by a French doctor, this book is actually poetry, wiithout I did not expect. Because they are modest and shy, they shun the light, prefer darkness, night.

Birth without Violence by Frédérick Leboyer

Although the voice is often too hippie dippy for my taste, the author does raise many very good issues pertaining to birthh. Examining alternatives to technocentric approaches to childbirth, this classic text shows us how we can create an environment of tranquillity in viopence to welcome our children: Written in a combination of poetry and prose, this book challenges the accepted Western approach to childbirth.

It’s a story, told from the child’s perspective.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Show 25 25 50 All. His own birth was traumatic and without anesthetics available, his mother had to be pinned down. 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. In short, everything begins in paradox. Mar 19, Gabbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.