Whether you’re preparing to give birth now or simply hope to one day do so, I enthusiastically recommend this book.
Our inimitable Sara strikes again with a sweet little tool designed to help birthing women determine what they truly need and want for themselves and their babies amidst a cacophony of options and opinions.
Sara highlights the primary decisions women will be asked to make as they carry and bear the lives growing within their wombs such as where to give birth, whom to hire as attendant, and what sort of experience they desire. Sara presents a list of thought-provoking questions for women to both consider personally as well as ask of their attendants, and closes the book with a wonderful collection of resources.
“What I really, really want you to know is how amazing you are and how much you already know… that you can trust yourself, your body, and your baby… My wish for all women and families is (to) put more of our time and energy into helping women understand, explore and honour their personal ways of knowing… When we birth, we don’t just birth babies. We birth ourselves, we birth our families and we reshape our lives. Birth is a journey.”
And dear Sara Wickham, you’re a gem!
Kim Woodard Osterholzer, Colorado Springs Homebirth Midwife and Author
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