Book Review: Birthing In The Spirit

As I started my Doula/Birth Educator journey, “Birthing in the Spirit”, was the first book that I began to read. Maybe it was the flashy purple cover, or the catchy title, but something in me stirred when I saw this book. I was so excited to start reading it and discover the contents. This book …

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Book Review: The Essential Homebirth Guide

by Jane Beal, PhD, CD (DONA), CCE (BWI), CLS The Essential Homebirth Guide is my new favorite book. It is wondrous, wise, and woman-centered. It is really the only book like it on the market for families planning or considering birthing at home. It’s also a great resource for homebirth midwives and childbirth educators looking …

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Book Review: Optimal Care in Childbirth

–> by Jane Beal, PhD, CD(DONA), CCE(BWI), CLS Henci Goer and Amy Romano, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for the Physiological Approach (Seattle: Classic Day Publishing, 2012). 583 pp. $46 Paperback / $39 Kindle. After a friend had a “pushed” birth followed by an unnecesarean a few years ago, I gave her a copy …

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Book Review: New Mother by Allie Chee

Reviewed by Jane Beal, PhD, CD(DONA), CCE(BWI) & CLS Allie Chee, author of New Mother: Using a Doula, Midwife, Postpartum Doula, Maid, Cook or Nanny to Support Healing, Bonding and Growth (Hestia Books & Media, 2012), is clearly an extraordinary person. She gave birth to her first baby at the age of 42 at home …

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