About the Book

Read inspiring birth stories of midwifery clients. The benefits of midwifery care are highlighted and contrasted with mainstream medical care, while also challenging misconceptions.

Anyone delivering care, whether physician, nurse, midwife or doula, will benefit from learning what patients and clients experience and value.

A selection of Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse humorous depictions of pregnancy and early parenthood are included, as are excerpts from Ina May Gaskin and Naomi Wolfe, both celebrated authors.

These birth stories, and the highlights of midwifery care and supporting research, will promote understanding, encouraging all participants, professionals and clients, throughout this wondrous, significant milestone—becoming a parent.

by Karin Banerd