Grantly Dick-Read Childbirth Method

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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  1. My first child’s birth in 1961 was terrible, I was so disappoi ted, (gas and scopalamine,)! So in1963 my second I learned from Dick-Read’s “natural childbirth, I knew something had to be better and nothing else was available in 1963 for me I told my GP DR what I wanted to do and while scepticle, he said”Go ahead”(I hadno help/education except the book.I was 20 yrs old, my husband was not even allowed in the room.I labored for approx.6 hrs doing tne breathing techniques,”riding the waves ofcontractions and visualization” I honestly was surprised I coulddo it! Especially when the head was crowning and I was trying not to push”til they were all ready.The surprise came when I gave birth, the sensation of actually feeling him come out was fantastic! Iwent onto have 2 more children, but nothing could compare to that experience.Much later, ibecme an RN AND worked in L&D and loved it.I am now 70 and a gr grandmother..With my many memories that birth stillamazes me!