Mrshannigan's review of: Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth
Other reviewers said it was dry and dull. They're right. I, however, am fascinated by childbirth and the amazing workings of the human body. I didn't find it boring at all, I found it a fascinating set of observations made by a medical doctor during the time when natural childbirth was beginning to become more popular. By teaching women HOW their body works, he was able to alleviate the fear that they had been feeling. Fear causes pain, it's a terrible cycle that involves the fight or flight instinct. The Doctor never said that women who had childbirth drugs were bad, he simply observed the effects of fear and drugs on the woman and the baby.