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June 20, 2014
Birth Ambassadors tells the the "other" side of the maternal health story in America. For the last 30 years the maternal health care system in American has become a model that relies on technology and largely disempowers women at it's best, while poorly serving them at it's worst. Thankfully, along the way, a small army has been evolving to provide an alternative to this discouraging trend - enter birth doulas. Christine Morton has written an amazing book that gives us a picture of maternal health in the last 30 years through the eyes of a group of women who have stood up and stated 'there is another way to bring humans in to our world and I'm going to support birthing-women in this endeavor.' These women acknowledge that birth can be a powerful rite of passage in a woman's life with much to be gained if a birthing woman is truly supported on her path. BIRTH AMBASSADORS is a must read for any doula, childbirth educator, midwife, or birth scholar.
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