A timely reissue of Grantly Dick-Reads classic book about natural childbirth, which has been out of print for many years. This Pinter & Martin edition is true to the fourth, and last, edition Dick-Read completed in June 1959, the month of his death.
In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Reads philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. He unpicks every possible root cause of western womans fear and anxiety in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and does so with overwhelming heart and empathy. Essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians!