"Birth Space, Safe Place is a sensitive and supportive guide to the journey of pregnancy and birth. Adela's gentle advice encourages women to tune into, and trust, the wisdom of their bodies, helping to transform birth from an experience of pain and suffering to one of the most powerful and fulfilling experiences of a woman s life. Highly recommended." --Dr Sarah J Buckley author, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices
"This is a lovely book for any women wanting to explore the possibilities of a gentler way of giving birth in which she is in harmony with her body, and free from what is often conveyor belt management in a large institution." --Sheila Kitzinger, author, The New Pregnancy and Childbirth - Choices and Challenges, and Birth Crisis
"This book is engaging, clear and emphasises again and again the emotional and potentially spiritual ways in which birth touches us all very deeply. It encourages women to think carefully about the people and the environment they need to feel safe and supported, to listen to themselves as well as those around them, to remain grounded in their own thoughtfully made decisions, and to trust that usually birth goes well. Adela's book will be a very welcome addition to our library." --Nadine Edwards, Co Founder of the Birth Resource Centre in Edinburgh and author, Birthing Autonomy: Women's experiences of planning home births
About the Author
With a background in teaching and ten years of midwifery practice, Adela Stockton has worked as a Doula, Doula course facilitator and childbirth homeopath since 2002. Her articles are widely published in professional journals and parenting magazines.