Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (14 of 15)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 331,758 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 15
Dynamic Positions in Birth: A fresh look at how wo&hellip by Margaret Jowitt
An interesting and relevant book. I was particularly pleased to see that Margaret Jowitt makes use of some important recent studies (eg Birthplace, 2011) to back up her writing. The book is well illustrated with images of birth through the ages and this helps the book come alive. I particularly enjoyed the final chapter on Making Birth Better, as an aspiring midwife it certainly gave me plenty to think about.
The Hormone of Closeness: the role of oxytocin in &hellip by Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg
An interesting book about the importance of natural oxytocin, how it makes us feel good, stay healthy and maintain good relationships.
As a breastfeeding mother, I was particularly interested in the information on breastfeeding and the importance of touch and closeness (which produces oxytocin) for our children. Discovering more about why oxytocin is important, particularly when children are young, has led me to thinking more about ensuring I spend as much time as possible cuddling and being near my children.
I would be fascinated to hear the answer to the question posed in the final chapter (p158) "...what happens in countries where mothers may not be close to their babies… Read more
Confident Birth by Susanna Heli
Confident Birth by Susanna Heli
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!, 16 Nov 2012
This is a truly inspiring book. I read it during the week before I had my baby and the book definitely helped me prepare positively for the birth.
I have read many childbirth books during this pregnancy but found this one the best. It's very easy to read and I liked the layout of the book.
My husband has read some chapters in different books but he found this book the most interesting and helpful.
A great book, definitely worth buying if you are pregnant and need some inspiration for a positive birth.

Wish List