Review as it appeared in the magazine:
“As the title makes clear, this release from author and natural health advocate, Katrina Zaslavsky is designed as a guide to a positive, natural and ultimately empowering birth experience.
It’s essentially a collection of natural birth stories, and tips from professionals including midwives, doulas, fertility specialists and GP’s. Its focus is to encourage women to embrace the magic of birth, overcome fears and prepare both body, and mind, for the birth experience.
Zaslavsky has worked in the natural health arena for many years, is a columnist for Holistic Bliss Magazine and the author of a popular monthly online publication, Empower Yourself.
She says the idea for this book came about from her own search whilst pregnant, for a birth guide that wasn’t clinical or negative.
In creating this book, she interviewed a range of mums and those working in the health field.
The book is divided into ‘insights’, along the lines of ‘knowledge is birth power’, ‘harness your hormones’ and ‘trust your instincts’. And each is comprised of personal stories and quotes.
There’ also an afterword by Dr Sarah Buckley MD, author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering.
Zaslavsky’s passion for natural birth and natural living is obvious.
The ultimate magic of birth is of course the gorgeous little creature that comes into the world, regardless of whether it’s been a natural or problematic birth.
For any expectant mum however, this is a positive and inspiring addition to the pregnancy bookshelf.”
By Sharon Dowley, Nurture Magazine