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With the United States ranking among the top 25 nations in infant mortality, and with the lack of health insurance for many women, midwives offering patient-centered care to low-risk women are a necessary alternative. Van Olphen-Fehr's crusade is an important one. Recommended for all collections.
Van Olphen-Fehr's many patient-care anecdotes, drawn from her midwifery practice (and replete with dialogue), are often absorbing, demonstrating how pregnant women can be counseled to take care of their physical and emotional needs during pregnancy and to participate actively during the birth process.
This book demonstrates great courage. It gives an accurate account of issues we face in modern-day birth….I was mesmerized by the power of Juliana's observations and insights….This fascinating book will inspire care providers and families to reclaim the power of birth simply by its honesty.