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By Frédérick Leboyer M.D.

A revised variation of the vintage that modified the way in which youngsters are met after they input our global

• the unique e-book that challenged society’s ideals approximately expertise within the child

• exhibits how mild lights, a quiet surroundings, and a hot bathtub let a infant to ease the transition from womb to global with no trauma or worry

• contains a new preface by way of the writer, the founding father of the mild delivery circulate

Birth with out Violence is the 1st e-book to precise what moms have consistently recognized: infants are born whole humans having the ability to event a whole variety of feelings. First released in 1974, it revolutionized the best way we understand the method of delivery, urging us to think about the start from the infant’s viewpoint. Why needs to a toddler emerge from the quiet darkness of the womb right into a blaze of blinding mild and loud voices? Why needs to an child take its first breath in terror, putting the wrong way up as its weak backbone is jerked instantly? Why needs to the baby be separated from its mom after spending 9 months inside of her nourishing physique?

Examining possible choices to technocentric methods to childbirth, this re-creation of the vintage textual content, entire with a brand new writer preface, indicates us how we will be able to ease the transition from womb to international with out trauma or worry. Birth with out Violence illustrates the way to create an atmosphere of tranquillity during which to welcome our kids: a calm mom, mild lighting fixtures, soothing surroundings, and a hot bathtub that mirrors the child’s prenatal atmosphere. Dr. Leboyer’s uncomplicated ideas show how a start with no violence has far-reaching implications for making improvements to the standard of human lifestyles bodily, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Is this not the posture Man has striven for? But even now certain precautions are necessary. We must ease the c hil d slowly into a sitting position, always supporting the wavering head. The child's own muscles are not yet strong enough to hold it erect without our help. 17 A word about the hands holding the child. It is through our hands that we speak to the child, that we communicate. Touching is the primary language. " Among blind people, this touching has never lost its subtlety and importance.

In the lungs it is going to shed its age, to recharge itself with youth and energy. Transfigured by this passage into the Fountain of Youth, it departs —lively, rich, and red. Plunges down again to distribute its riches, rises again, burdened with wastes. Returns to the lungs, where it regenerates itself. And the circle continues indefinitely. 43 As for the heart, it is the prime mover, sending this regenerated blood to the thirsty tissues of the entire organism, along the course of what is called the major, or systemic, circulatory system.

54 It is best not to touch the head at all; the head is extremely sensitive. This was the part of the child that bore the full weight of the birth drama, of the descent into hell; it was this head that cleared the path. Even the slightest touch can now arouse memories that are still too raw. Finally, when we are sure that everything is functioning well, we place the infant on its back. Not permanently —the baby is still not comfortable in this new straightening of the spine—but simply as a stage of adjustment.

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