Book review

02 July 2019
Volume 27 · Issue 7

I was intrigued to read this book, as I am a midwife who works on a home birth team, and part of my role is to deliver parent education to women. This book is aimed at pregnant women and women who have experienced caesarean section, and is an in-depth examination of all aspects of this type of birth. Preparation for possible caesarean is always difficult when the antenatal education predominantly focuses on normal labour and birth.

The book aims to be woman-centred, and includes the authors' personal perspective, with many opportunities to self-reflect and consider all the information that is being given. This book would be a useful reference tool for both student and practising midwives when talking to women about their options. Up-to-date research is included, as well as sections on topics such as gentle caesarean and vaginal seeding. I feel that this book would have a widespread appeal, particularly for other specialities such as obstetrics.

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