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I love it. I found both of these books to ...
on February 16, 2015
After reading Ina May's other book, the guide to childbirth, I wanted to read this book as well for the more spiritual aspect. Both books cover a lot of the same material, but this one definitely fits the title with spiritual. It is amazingly hippie-tastic. I love it. I found both of these books to be very empowering and really take the fear and mystery out of birth. Our culture is so weird with its fear driven tactics of birth and quickly opting out of any pain, this book (as well as the other one) really demystify the fear and pain around childbirth and take it back to what it is: your body doing what it's been made to do.
Great birth stories, lots of spiritual wisdom, and a midwife guide in the back of the book which is helpful for the diagrams and preparing you for what types of things your midwife will be doing while you labor.
This book and her other one I think are musts for any woman looking to empower herself and have a natural birth. I would say to just stick with the guide to childbirth if you are looking for something more cut and dry, but I really did appreciate this book for how out there it was with its language and psychedelic talk.