This book is an absolute God-send. It is so full of inspiration, empowerment, fundamental teachings about the nature of childbirth and psychology of mother during labor. It is full of inspiring birth stories and practical advice. It talks about reducing the pain of labor without drugs, what really happens during labor, orgasmic birth and making birth pleasurable, is episiotomy really necessary, common methods of inducing labor–and which to avoid at all costs, tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth, how to avoid postpartum bleeding–and depression, and so so much more. Love this book!