Birth without Violence by Frédérick Leboyer – A revised edition of the classic that changed the way children are met when they enter our world • The original. Birth without Violence has ratings and 52 reviews. Ashlee said: Written by a French doctor, this book is actually poetry, which I did not expect. How. Leboyer is often mistaken as a proponent for water births. Although Frédérick Leboyer, in Birth Without Violence (), p.

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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. Once more lets itself be filled with wastes, and then returns to the lungs. E basta guardare il visino di questa creatura per capire cosa e dove stiamo sbagliando. 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.

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.

He lives in Switzerland. It returns to the depths where it gives forth its riches.

Frédérick Leboyer

So this is the way to talk to the newborn: Mar 19, Gabbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The curtain may rise. As the newborn baby arrives into a new world sounds are loud and harsh, light is blinding, and big hands are touching him all over.

She was unmarried, and as soon as she confessed her “sin” to her mother, the violenve flew into a horrible rage. Fortunately we have seen many vviolence 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. He is best known for his book, Birth Without Violence, which popularized gentle birthing techniques, in particular, the practice of immersing newborn infants in a small tub of warm water — known as a “Leboyer bath” — to help ease the transition from the womb to the outside world.


Before his birth, the child lived in oneness. Jan 12, Tia rated it liked it. 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. The answer to the question both makes sense and represents a definite education for mankind as a whole Transformed by this visit to the fountain of youth, it departs, alive, red and rich!

The book is available through Book Publishing Company. It shows that the first moments of life have a profound impact on the rest of our days and opens up your mind to a new world of thinking. Here it is going to rid itself of its old age, gain its energy, rejuvenate.

Birth without Violence, by Frederic Leboyer

Supposedly Leboyer came up with different standards and techniques for childbirth, but this does not present them in any sort of concise or logical way. So too, Leboyer believes, are those who don’t do enough to avoid a caesarean or an assisted delivery. Yes, sometimes his language is overdramatic but I was deeply touched.

When he takes his first breath, he crosses a threshold, a border. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I thought it was very strange at first but after reading it I liked it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Leboyer hasn’t much time for doctors and even less for procedures. He taught that the baby in the womb is able to intuitively understand what the birthh is saying, not the actual words, of course, but what she wants.


Leboyer shows the miracle of birth from child’s perspective. His seminal book followed birthh afterwards: But others — especially midwives, and mothers — took heed, and things changed. Considered a seminal work, Spiritual Midwifery presented pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding from a fresh, natural and spiritual perspective, rather than the standard clinical viewpoint.

Written in a combination of poetry and prose, this book challenges the accepted Western approach to childbirth. Being born is as painful and overwhelming as giving birth. Leboyer offers suggestions and techniques for making the delivery process less crazy and more enjoyable for all involved, especially the newborn.

Birth without Violence

This, they say, often happens to prisoners. I was led to this book on reading a book review written by Withour Gattegno in Because of Leboyer baths, as they became known, it is sometimes assumed that his ideas led to another obstetric innovation of the late 20th century, waterbirth.

Because they are modest and shy, they shun the light, prefer darkness, night. Does Leboyer really equate a caesarean section with “chickening out”? But women who choose to give birth surgically are, he thinks, peboyer misguided.

Leaving it intact, however, so long as it continues to beat, transforms the whole birth experience. Ina May is known as the “mother of midwifery” and editor of “The Birth Gazette” a midwifery magazine.

Future moms and dads in countries where birth does come with violence by default.

For example, in Greece the midwife was a woman who had borne children herself.