10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic, a Must Read,
This review is from: Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth (Paperback)
This is one of the best childbirth books ever written! Many women are indebted to Dr. Read for the wonderful truths he rediscovered about birth when it was highly medicalised in the 1940s. Nothing with the woman's body has changed, and his findings are still very true. We don't have control over a lot of things as women in labor, but we do have control over the mind, and Dr. Dick-Read shows us how to control that fear and use it to positively shape the direction of our birth. This is a hidden jewel that needs to get out in the mainstream again.
Other useful books include:
Christ Centered Childbirth by Kelly Townsend
Husband Coached Childbirth by Robert Bradley, MD