Kitzinger, Sheila

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KITZINGER, Sheila. British, b. 1929. Genres: Medicine/Health, Social sciences, Women's studies and issues. Career: Social anthropologist, childbirth educator, and birth activist. Lecturer, Open University Member, Board of Consultants, International Childbirth Education Association, 1972-. Hon. professor, Thames Valley University. Adviser: Miscarriage Association, Intl Cesarean Awareness Network, Maternity Alliance, Lactation Consultants' Association, Editorial Board Midwifery Information and Research Center. Researcher on race relations in Britain, University of Edinburgh, 1951-53. Publications: The Experience of Childbirth, 1962, 4th ed., 1973; Giving Birth-The Parents' Emotions in Childbirth, 1971, 3rd ed., 1979; Education and Counselling for Childbirth, 1977; Women as Mothers, 1978, as Ourselves as Mothers, 1994; Birth at Home, 1979; The Good Birth Guide, 1979; The Experience of Breastfeeding, 1979; The Place of Birth, 1979; Pregnancy and Childbirth, 1980, as The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, 1996; Some Women's Experience of Episiotomy, 1981; The New Good Birth Guide, 1983; Woman's Experience of Sex, 1983; Being Born, 1986; Giving Birth: How It Really Feels, 1987; Freedom and Choice in Childbirth (in US as Your Baby Your Way), 1987; Some Women's Experiences of Epidurals, 1987; The Midwife Challenge, 1988; The Crying Baby, 1989; Breastfeeding Your Baby, 1989, as Breastfeeding, 1998; (with C. Kitzinger) Talking with Children about Things that Matter, 1989 (in US as Tough Questions, 1991); (with V. Bailey) Pregnancy Day by Day, 1990, 2nd ed., 1998; Home Birth and Other Alternatives to Hospital, 1991; The Year after Childbirth, 1994; Becoming a Grandmother, 1996; Rediscovering Birth, 2000; Birth Your Way, 2001; New Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2003. Address: Standlake Manor, Standlake nr Witney, Oxon. OX29 7RH, England. Online address: