Wednesday, June 3, 2009

giving birth.

I have always enjoyed the word "vagina," it just sounds so silly especially hearing other people say it or seeing it in writing. Well Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein, and Jacques Moritz will let you know ALL about it in "Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices and Take Back the Birthe Experience." 

Ricki and Abby talk frankly about the current record high c-section and induction rates, the disappearing VBAC, and describe what a typical hospital birth looks like now. They share their own birth stories and the stories of a number of celebrities along the way, as well as profiles of some well known birthing pioneers. They include a chapter on sexual abuse survivors and birth, and Ricki even shares her own story of abuse and its connection to her experience of motherhood. 

"Your Best Birth" is a great read because it empowers women with options. A more natural birthing experience either at home, at a midwife birthing center or with the assistance of a Doula trained to keep you calm and mediate your wishes with the hospital staff is and can always be possible and a very real alternative. You must read this before you go into labour.

Thank you ladies for being specific enough to turn me off completely to the entire birthing process, and sex in general really. (But you "Mom-to-be's" will definitely love it)


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