Childbirth and Pain Relief
an anesthesiologist explains your options
by Sanjay Datta, MD
ISBN 096260039-3, $16.95
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This brand new book dispels the myths and empowers pregnant women to make educated pain relief choices in childbirth. The book is divided into three sections-physiological changes in pregnancy, natural childbirth methods and births assisted by anesthesia and pain medication. The book also contains a question and answer section, recommended reading, glossary and bibliography.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Sanjay Datta is the Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital, a position he has held for the past eight years. His department oversees and manages the delivery of more than ten thousand babies per year, and is one of the busiest academic departments in the country. Under Dr. Datta's leadership, it is also considered one of the best in the world. In addition, Dr. Datta is currently a Full Professor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.
During his twenty-five-year medical career, Dr. Datta has also served as a Visiting Professor at many of the world's leading medical schools including the Mayo Clinic, Yale University School of Medicine, Navy Hospital in Bethesda, Columbia University, McGill University in Canada, University of Toronto, University of Basel (Switzerland), and the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).
Dr. Datta is a member and a past President of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He is also the editor/author of over one hundred articles and numerous textbooks in the field of obstetric anesthesia.
Finally, Dr. Datta has been voted into The Best Doctors in America®, the world's preeminent physician evaluation and referral service. Best Doctors® processes more than two million evaluations through peer review surveys, and only about four percent of all U.S. doctors are included.
"Pregnant women should understand their options for pain relief during childbirth. Dr. Datta's book, Childbirth and Pain Relief, provides a clear and informative review of this complicated subject and will be extremely helpful to many expectant parents".
David Birnbach, M.D.,
Past President Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center
At last! A balanced approach to informing expectant parents about labor pain and their options for handling it. Well done, Dr. Datta.
Gerard M. Bassell, M.D.,
Editor-in-Chief, Obstetric Anesthesia Digest
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