“Ibone Olza explains and celebrates the way in which labour and birth can positively affect those experiencing it. Her analysis presents childbirth as both a psychological and physical experience that, where experienced optimally, is life-changing in a very profound sense.
This book provides the opportunity to begin to celebrate the kind of labour and birth that happens, or should happen, every day, to hundreds of thousands of women, childbearing people, and babies, all around the world. It also recognizes that those providing maternity care are also people with emotional and psychological lives, and that these should also be safeguarded, through respectful supportive management and interpersonal relationships.”
Ibone Olza is a mother, MD, PhD, child and perinatal psychiatrist, and childbirth activist and writer. In 2003, she co-founded El Parto es Nuestro (Birth is Ours), a mothers’ and consumers’ group devoted to eradicating obstetric violence in Spain. She currently directs the European Institute of Perinatal Mental Health.
Author: Ibone Olza
Total Pages: 144