"Unencumbered by the burden of conventional obstetrical thinking, Ms. Goer takes a fresh look at current customs in maternity care. Using logic, common sense, and the latest scientific findings, she has written an incisive critique, inspiring us all--physicians, midwives, childbirth educators, nurses, doulas, and expectant parents--to rethink and question routine care as it exists today. This is "must" reading for all who participate in maternity care."-Penny Simkin, P.T., Childbirth Educator, Doula co-author, Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn and author, The Birth Partner
A compact, accurate, yet understandable reference designed for people without medical training.