Intimate and intensely personal, Real Birth: Women Share Their Stories offers forty-five first-person narratives about the experience of giving birth. Women from a full range of socioeconomic backgrounds and circumstances recount the childbirth choices they've made and the way those choices have played themselves out in the real life contexts of their everyday lives. Readers meet women from all over the country who speak to us directly-no interviewer intrudes, no judgments intrude, and no single method of childbirth is advocated. Instead, these women off us their candid experiences, presented clearly and unflinchingly.

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