Home birth? Water birth? Hospital birth? Expectant parents are faced with a daunting array of choices to make about ante natal care, labour and birth.
Barbara Harper, renowned childbirth advocate, nurse, midwife and mother of three, explains all the available choices and shows how to plan a truly meaningful, family-centred birth experience. She dispels the medical myths that so often shift control of birth away from women and re-imagines birth without fear or violence and with minimal pain.
Barbara also provides practical advice for couples wishing to explore options such as hiring a doula, or labouring in water to avoid the unwanted effects of drugs and epidurals.
The book comes with a 60 minute DVD US Edition