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Raven Lang

Birth Book

$155.00

The first female authored book on the subject of home birth and natural midwifery – Lang sought to empower women to make their own decisions about how they wanted to bring their children into the world by sharing her personal experiences founding and working at the Santa Cruz Birth Center, the nation's first birth center. Defying the cold and calculated rhetoric of Lamaze and Dick-Read, Lang exposes the violent and male-dominated history of childbirth in the Western world and presents positive, female-led natural alternatives which can be adapted anywhere.

Features the birth stories of several women and couples who worked with the midwives of the Santa Cruz Birth Center.

Soft cover with black and white illustrations and photographs throughout.

Edition: 1972.

Condition: Lived in and loved, with minor folds and scuffs.

Measures ~11"x8.5". 161 pages.