KnitsofLove's review of: Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth
Besides just being overly academic and quite boring in general, this book seems to convey an insulting message. Whether intended or not, the book seems to relay the message that if you don't give birth naturally, you're doing something wrong. While it does go into the whole that fear and tension can intensify pain, it doesn't really offer anything concrete for helping deal with the pain. Relaxation is simply not enough for a successful, natural childbirth.