Author: John Wilks
"powerful insights into all the choices available to mums for different ways of giving birth…"
This is a wonderful book that provides a touching insight into the tender connections between mum and baby and the alternative ways of going about birth and pregnancy, educating new mums with all the different options so that best choice can be made for that individual. Women and families can feel like they regain control, as I did, and have the power to do what is best for them. The focus is on the health and happiness of mum and baby and strives to offer knowledge for mums so that they will feel safe and confident. The text has interesting points for mums and mums to be as well as the possibility to be used as a manual for healthcare professionals. This was amongst one of my reads during pregnancy and I found it extremely helpful when trying to answer the many questions prospective mums are faced with, it helped me on the path to having the birth experience I wanted for myself as well as my baby. It was good to have the input of different midwifes and doulas to present diverse and unbiased insights and I was glad for all the different information that is sometimes hard to find. I found that the support, advice and options presented in this book really made me feel like i became equipped with the best knowledge to help my newborn and I recommend this book to other mums to be who want to further their knowledge of alternative birthing and baby care. It is empowering to know that my choices can be heard and respected.