Now completely revised and updated for today's parents-to-be... The book that started a revolution in the birthing experience and helped millions of women and their partners to a safe and natural childbirth. The Bradley Method has changed the way men and women--and the medical establishment--think about childbirth today. Now this new, updated edition of the groundbreaking work by Robert A. Bradley, M.D., has all the information you need to approach a natural childbirth safely, confidently, and wisely. From the reasons to choose the Bradley Method to the steps you will take as your birth day approaches--and after the birth of your baby--this book is designed to help couples share completely in the birthing experience. -Build better, deeper, and more trusting communication skills with your partner in preparation for a drug-free childbirth -Learn the physical, emotional, and mental relaxation techniques essential to a natural childbirth -Discover how you and your doctor can work together toward your natural delivery -Monitor your weight, nutrition, and your overall well-being during pregnancy -Use natural prevention methods for the most common pregnancy problems -Get the most out of the bonding experience you will share with your baby and your partner With its time-tested wisdom, medical soundness, and reassuring first-person accounts of natural childbirth, this book is the -gold standard- of childbirth books. The Bradley Method is an essential guide for anyone considering childbirth without unnecessary medications or medical intervention and to share fully in your child's arrival into the world.