Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

I’m excited to read Your Best Birth:Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience, by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein. This book is a super follow up to their hit documentary from 2008, "The Business of Being Born." With a national c-section rate of 31 percent, I love what these women are doing to promote awareness, education, and choice when it comes to childbirth so pregnant Moms will better understand the childbirth options, procedures, and the pros and cons of everything. I saw the authors on the Today Show this morning discussing the new book and how they hope to empower women to better understand the childbirth process and the mid-wife model and how it can co-exist with OB-GYN’s. Interestingly, in most of the world midwives are prevalent and often work together with doctors however this is not the standard in the US. The informative movie was excellent and I suspect the book will be a fantastic go-to resource for pregnant Moms looking to learn more much like the book by Henci Goer which helped me plan my birthplan and educate myself on my birthing options. For more information, click here. Price: $15

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