From the Publisher
This book is the culmination of nationally known childbirth author Marilyn Moran's 25 years of wisdom and insight about husband and wife birthing. Peppered with dozens of quotes and research from prominent authors, Moran makes a compelling argument for the necessity of couples to birth their babies alone. Readers will close this book and admit that they cannot simply submit to the impersonal, medical method of childbirth.
Pleasurable Husband/Wife Childbirth: The Real Consummation of Married Love should be mandatory reading for those who work with engaged or married couples. She presents a unique way of looking at scripture and its relationship to birth. Anyone who receives the sacrament of matrimony and enters into a covenant of love has certain obligations. After reading this book, couples will find themselves rethinking their opinions of having obstetricians or midwives at their births. Adults who dismiss the possibility of an unassisted homebirth are dismissing the possibility of a truly holy and miraculous birth experience.
About the Author
After each of her nine hospital births, Marilyn became increasingly disappointed with her birth experiences. With just her husband present for the birth of her tenth child in 1972, Marilyn had discovered the importance of husband and wife birth. Hoping to enlighten other couples, Marilyn shared her ideas for over 25 years until her death in 1998. She founded and published the "New Nativity" (a newsletter for Do-it-Yourself homebirth couples), edited Happy Birth Days in 1986 and wrote Birth and the Dialogue of Love
(1981), and Pleasurable Husband/Wife Childbirth: The Real Consummation of Married Love
(1997). Six weeks before her death, she keynoted the "First National Husband/Wife Homebirth Conference" in Charleston, SC.