I loved this book. I gloried in the ability of my body this time rather than feeling trapped by the pain of childbirth.
This is a very empowering book about pregnancy and birth. If you have given birth and feel "that can't be how it is meant to be" or if you have never given birth and feel that it is a natural event of life, this is an excellent book for you. If you need a book to tell you "YOU CAN DO THIS" and not about scare tactics, THIS is the book for you. If you need a book to help you work through your fears, THIS is the book for you. It is very difficult for me to let go of this book, but I am in hopes that it helps one woman BIRTH instead of DELIVER!
This book is another MUST read for every pregnant woman. Go to the bookstore and browse through it at least twice in your pregnancy! If you are drawn to it, buy it and read bits on a weekly basis. It covers both physiological and psychological factors beautifully and promotes a woman's INNER STRENGTH and self-confidence in the body's ability to birth. Another required reading for birth doulas training with ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators). GREAT read too, interesting and entertaining.
Great book. Very feel good, very earthy-birthy. Really gets you looking at the mental and instinctive nature of birth.
WONDERFUL book! Very creative exercises!