I am a big fan of Ina May Gaskin. One of the books that I always recommend to my clients is "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth." It's an excellent book and one that truly empowers women to understand, embrace and trust the process of childbirth.
I wanted to share this Ted Talk with you. It's only about 15 minutes, but it's worth the watch, and not just if you are pregnant. If you ever interact with pregnant women, are a friend or partner of one, please watch. She discusses the culture of fear around childbirth in the United States and I think her words are powerful.
Happi loves serving families in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago as a labor doula and childbirth educator. When she's not at a birth, she loves spending time her husband and three boys.