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Gentle Birth Choices: Book with DVD by Barbara Harper
Gentle Birth Choices: Book with DVD

Barbara Harper, September 25, 2006

I am the author leaving a comment for the mothers and others who browse the web to find great books on pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
I created the book and DVD package so that women would have something to give them intellectual as well as emotional experiences surrounding birth. The beautiful photographs of this edition are actually primarily done by Christy Scherer and Anna Verwaal, both doulas who have a way of capturing the spirit and energy of a labor and birth.
It is no secret that the birth scene today is confusing and the web is full of lots of often conflicting information. This book is the culmination of 20+ years of working with families and researching the history of childbirth. Just how did we get to the place where something so simple, natural and life-afirming can't be done without drugs or epidurals?
The film, although originally made 10 years ago, shows all unmedicated, undisturbed births. Each one is more powerful than the next. The music is original and heartfelt and the interviews with parents before, during and after birth leave you with the wonderful understanding that birth is normal, natural and of benefit to the baby, the mother and the family when left that way.
I am in Wilsonville, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, where we run a nonprofit agency that helps women all over the world find a voice to their concerns about the over medicalization of birth and assists them in finding those midwives, doctors, educators, doulas and community support to help them create a safe, calm, loving environment in which to give birth, often in water.
Enjoy the book AND the DVD. It is my gift back to the thousands of mothers who have trusted me with their confidence over the years.
Love and Light,
Barbara Harper
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