Reader reviews for Birthing from Within by PhD Horowitz, CNM England

As I approached the end of my first pregnancy, I began to become increasingly anxious about the possibility of a cesarean section. The woman teaching my prenatal class gave me her copy, suggesting that I work through the exercises in order to process my fears. The stories told are empowering and encouraging; the exercises were therapeutic.
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this is not a bad book but it's just a little too new-age/metaphysical/"spiritual" for me. if you have a higher tolerance for that, then this book will be wonderful. for me, there was certainly some good content here; i just had to skip the sections on painting what birth means to you or unleashing your birthing tiger. ok, i'm making that up but you know what i mean. i am very passionate about natural birth but i tend to find the practical and biological arguments (it's safer for mom & baby; it makes nursing easier; it helps facilitate the "love" hormones; medical interventions are often risky and not based on good science; it is a more gentle transition for the baby, etc.) more convincing than the spiritual.
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Great book about preparing for childbirth
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