Covers topics like hormones, 'undisturbed birth', breastfeeding & postpartum.
"...A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body..."
"...He unpicks the root causes of women's fears and anxiety about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding with overwhelming heart and empathy. As one of the most influential birthing books of all time, Childbirth Without Fear is essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians..."
“The first book on pregnancy, childbirth, and the tender postpartum period that will leave you feeling truly supported, understood, and informed. January bravely calls out in a straightforward, funny, and thought-provoking way where we have gone wrong with prenatal and postnatal care, and how women can reclaim their experience and find empowerment on their journey to motherhood.”―Bryn Huntpalmer, M.Ed., founder of “The Birth Hour” podcast
*disclaimer: this book shares real, raw, firsthand stories of childbirth. Many are stories from women who have worked through difficult moments during their births for a wide variety of reasons. Some women might find parts of these stories distressing or difficult to read. They all end remarkably but I just wanted to point out that especially first-time mums might find some parts confronting.
"...Drawing on over 40 years' experience, internationally acclaimed midwife Ina May Gaskin shows you how to use the mind-body connection to help labour progress calmly and safely.
Read by millions of women around the world, this reassuring and practical guide will take the fear out of childbirth and restore your faith in the power of your body. With Gaskin's timeless wisdom, you can approach birth with confidence and excitement, wherever and however it happens..."