Your Pregnancy, Your Way: Everything You Need to Know about Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth
Whether this is your first pregnancy or you’ve been here before, chances are you’ve got questions. What are your options–OB or midwife, hospital or birth center (or home!), interventions or no? Women aiming for a natural birth will love this new pregnancy guide from obstetrician Allison Hill, an open-minded doctor who offers plenty of information to aid in decision-making. Along with the basic information–exercise and eating, prenatal screening, the stages of labor, pain relief ideas, and more–Hill is able to bring to the table decades of experience in private practice in her book Your Pregnancy, Your Way. She discusses home birth as a viable option for some low-risk women! She believes in doulas! She’s honest and upfront about the risks of VBAC vs. the risks of a repeat cesarean! She can help readers understand why many OBs think the way they think, based on their experience and training. Readers will enjoy the personal stories and insight, and Hill’s down-to-earth, honest perceptions will be welcomed by many. It’s so refreshing to see a book that covers natural birth in such a neutral way, packed with valuable information but written so as to appeal to a wide range of expectant parents.
Da Capo Lifelong Books
Allison Hill • Sheila Curry Oakes, Contributor