There is a book out there that presumes to tell you what you should expect when you are pregnant. There’s nothing wrong with checking in and seeing where you’re “supposed” to be from time to time, but sadly this book is often the only one pregnant women end up owning. It’s unfortunate because this book scares you. It makes you think that things are supposed to be one way or another by throwing out averages and tendencies. It answers “questions” about anomalies during pregnancy that make you paranoid about the health of your child. The last thing you need when you are pregnant is to be afraid.
Birthright is a book to empower you and make you feel good about being pregnant and giving birth. Empowered birth is your birthright. Only your child and your birth are normal for you. Instead of telling you what your body should be doing on a timeline, Birthright educates you about healthy eating, exercise, and choices during pregnancy. It teaches you about labor, pain perception, having an empowered birth experience, midwives, hospital birth, homebirth, and alternatives you have when it comes to birth and beyond.
It is an easy, friendly read that makes a great gift for any woman who is pregnant or trying to be. There is even a section on fertility and things that anyone can do to increase it naturally.
Birthright is my gift to women and babies everywhere. I learned so much information from my midwives that seemed like secret information. It’s not secret. But most women never get the opportunity to know it, and it is my goal to change that.
From the fact that a healthy human pregnancy might normally have a gestation of 42 weeks rather than the medically accepted 40 weeks, to how to breast feed, to preparing yourself to give birth naturally, Birthright teaches it all.
Midwives rock. And if you don’t have the fortune to have one, let me share their age-old wisdom with you. Introducing Birthright. May we birth with gentleness, reverence, and love.