The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth by Laurie Morgan
The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth
The self can be trusted. This is the message behind Laurie’s beautiful new book. In this fascinating exploration of modern-day birth practices, Laurie at last answers the question posed by many advocates of non-interventive birth – “Why not just hire a midwife?” Citing examples from her own midwife-assisted birth, as well as those of other women, Laurie proves that the term “non-interventive midwife” is an oxymoron.
Yet Laurie doesn’t condemn midwives (or doctors, for that matter) or claim their intentions aren’t honorable. In fact, she encourages women to use them as resources – “pick their brains” for what bits of wisdom they DO possess. Just don’t assume their presence at birth is necessary or desirable. This book was a joy to read and I highly recommend it to all couples, regardless of how or where they plan to give birth.
Item Price: $19.95