Unassisted Childbirth, Third Edition (paperback) has finally arrived! Click here to order it from Amazon.
Third Edition, 2016
Forward by Michel Odent, MD
1. We’ve Come a Long Way – Or Have We?
2. The Dangers of Medical Intervention
3. The Psychological Effects of a Traumatic Birth on a Family
4. Why Physicians Insist on Intervening
5. Personal Beliefs and Expectations
6. Dreams, Impulses, Intuition and Emotions - Our Psychological Lifeline to the Inner Self
7. Stories of Unassisted Births
8. The Case for Autonomous Birth
9. My Story
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Someday women will not give birth in hospitals because they will realize that childbirth is not a disease. They will not pay physicians thousands of dollars to probe them and cut them and tell them what to do. They will not submit themselves to IVs, fetal monitors, vaginal examinations, or Cesarean sections. Nor will they take the hospitals into their homes, bringing there the well-meaning substitute doctors – the midwives – with their sterilized instruments, rubber gloves, and breathing techniques. For, none of this will be necessary.
Instead, like their animal sisters, women will someday deliver their own babies peacefully and painlessly at home. Women will understand that birth is only dangerous and painful for those who believe it is.
Someday, both women and men will understand that childbirth (and every other event in their lives) is the result of their individual beliefs. They will no longer listen to the voices of officialdom telling them that their lives are beyond their self-conscious control. They will listen instead to the inner authroity saying, “Your life is your own creation. Believe in yourself and you have nothing to fear.”
My goal in writing this book is to help make that someday today.