Table of contents for Birth crisis / Sheila Kitzinger.

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BIRTH CRISIS
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS	
1. BIRTH SHOCK	
How is birth turned into an ordeal?	
2. BIRTH CONTRASTS	
What does it mean to be in control of birth?	
Making an Informed Choice	
3. INSTITUTIONAL POWER IN A HIGH TECH BIRTH CULTURE: HOW AN 
ANTHROPOLOGIST SEES BIRTH	
Birth plans	
Fragmented care	
The language of obstetrics	
Becoming a patient	
Conformity and passivity	
Joking behaviour	
Reality is in the case notes	
Harpooned to a fetal monitor	
Ceremonial dress	
The cut	
Cleaning up	
4. MANAGING THE REPRODUCTIVE MACHINE	
Clock-watched birth	
A race to the finishing post	
Induction	
Suggestions to avoid unnecessary induction	
Amniotomy	
Episiotomy	
How to avoid an episiotomy	
How a midwife can help	
The Partner	
Doula	
Why mess about? The ?no indicated risk? Caesarean	
Side effects of Caesarean section	
Action a pregnant woman can take	
5. SEXUAL ABUSE AND BIRTH	
Preparing for birth after sexual abuse	
Pregnant again	
Ways of preparing for birth	
Some listening skills	
Non-helpful responses	
Helpful responses	
The childbirth educator	
The partner	
The doula	
How a midwife can help a woman who has been sexually abused	Error! Bookmark not 
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In pregnancy	
In childbirth	
6. NIGHTMARES, FLASHBACKS AND PANIC ATTACKS	Error! Bookmark not 
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The symptoms of PTSD:	
7. PAIN	
Killing pain with drugs	
A good birth	
Entonox and opiates	
The Epidural	
8. OTHER WAYS OF HANDLING PAIN	
A birth companion	
Cutaneous injection of sterile water	
Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation (TENS)	
Acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu and reflexology	
Hypnotherapy	
Touch relaxation and massage	
Ways a woman can handle pain herself	
Relaxation	
Breathing	
Visualisation	
Vocalisation	
Position change	
Movement	
Water	
Warmth	
9. ?IF ONLY I HADN'T?	
How to listen	
10. THE BABY	
11. THE PARTNER	
Sex	
Reclaiming your genitals	
Sexual Difficulties	
Sex after a traumatic birth	
12. MOVING FORWARD	
Put your birth story into words	
Get hold of your records	
How to crack the code	
A self-help group	
Demanding twilight sleep: control or subservience?	
Face up to fear	
Tell the story	
The listening experience	
On the phone	
13. PREGNANT AGAIN	
A planned Caesarean	
V.B.A.C. (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)	
A Doula	
Birth at home	
Labour at home as long as you can	
A Birth Centre	
Using a birth pool	
Continuity of care	
What about a private obstetrician?	
An independent midwife?	
Labour and give birth in any position you choose	
Research a birth plan and explore it with your midwife	
USEFUL ADDRESSES	

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Childbirth -- Psychological aspects.
Labor (Obstetrics) -- Psychological aspects.
Delivery (Obstetrics) -- Psychological aspects.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Psychic trauma.
Mothers -- Mental health.
Parturition -- psychology.
Delivery, Obstetric -- adverse effects.
Delivery, Obstetric -- ethics.
Pregnancy Complications -- psychology.
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic -- etiology.