"High priestess of the childbirth movement, author and social anthropologist. Vigorous campaigner for rights of women in matters of birth and sex." -- The Independent
"Sensitive and expert, cosy yet objective, she infuses her
writing with warmth." -- Woman's Journal
"She is the Earth Mother, or Birth Mother, of the nation." -- Polly Toynbee, The Guardian
"When it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, they don't come much more qualified than Sheila Kitzinger." -- Woman's Own
About the Author
Renowned as the leading authority on women's experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, Sheila Kitzinger's campaigning work has increased awareness of maternal rights and contributed towards the many changes in maternity services in the UK. As a social anthropologist, Sheila has conducted research into antenatal care, lectures worldwide and has written 24 books. Sheila lives near Witney, Oxfordshire.