More About the Author
Sarah is a family physician (GP), mother of four homeborn children and currently full-time writer on pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Sarah has lectured on these topics since 1995 to parents and professionals in Australia, US, Canada, New Zealand and, in May 2011 in UK, Italy and Switzerland. Her articles have been published internationally, including in Mothering magazine (US), MIDIRS Midwifery Digest (UK), Wellbeing magazine (Australia), Natural Parenting (Aus) Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (US) and The Compleat Mother (Canada).
Sarah is author of the bestselling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, initially published in Australia in 2005, with a new international edition published by Celestial Arts/Random House in the US in 2009. She has also contributed to numerous books including: Midwifery Best Practice Volumes 4 and 6 (2004, 2009) ; Mothering Your Nursing Toddler (2000): Pregnancy and Childbirth Secrets (2007): The Wild Feminine (2008) and Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care (2010).
Sarah's work critiques current practices in pregnancy, birth and parenting from the widest possible perspectives, including scientific, evolutionary, psychological and personal. Her special interests include:
* Safety of ultrasound
* Prenatal testing for Down syndrome
* Ecstatic hormones of labour and birth
* Impact of epidurals, induction and cesarean on mother and baby
* Cord clamping and cord blood banking
* Science of mother-baby attachment
* Benefits of breastfeeding and long-term breastfeeding
* Safety of co-sleeping
Sarah encourages us all to be well informed, to listen to our hearts and instincts, and to take our rightful place as the real experts in our bodies, our babies and our families.
She lives on 2 1/2 acres in the semi-rural outskirts of Brisbane, Australia with her family, 2 dogs and 7 chickens.
You can read more about Sarah, including her books and articles, at her website www,sarahbuckley.com
"Sarah Buckley is precious, because she is bilingual. She can speak the language of a mother who gave birth to her four children at home. She can also speak like a medical doctor. By intermingling the language of the heart and scientific language she is driving the history of childbirth towards a radical and inspiring new direction." --Michel Odent, MD, surgeon, author, and natural birth pioneer