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Empowering but take with large pinch of salt
on 7 December 2017
I found the birth stories in the first half of the book encouraging and empowering, although I had to hold my nose at the extent of the hippy in parts - I consider myself fairly ‘crunchy’ but this was a whole new level!
The second half that talks about pregnancy and labour was informative and also empowering, convincing me that my body IS capable of birth and that labour doesn’t have to be totally traumatic. But, she is very anti-intervention and quite scaremongering in places - she kind of gives the impression that any medical intervention is highly risky, which isn’t really true.
Overall I would say it’s well worth reading to motivate you to try for an unmedicated delivery (if that’s your goal) but don’t take everything she says too seriously.