"YOUR BEST BIRTH is a godsend. The information is accurate and
eye-opening. A must-read for all women who want to experience an
empowering and safe birth!" --Christiane Northrup, MD, author of
The Secret Pleasures of Menopause (Hay House, 2008), The Wisdom of
Menopause (Bantam, revised 2006), Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
(Bantam, revised 2006), and Mother-Daughter Wisdom (Bantam,
"Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake have taken a wonderful and
constructive approach to ensuring an optimal birthing experience.
Their language creates a 'climate of confidence' for pregnant women
and their families, who must make key decisions about where, how
and with whom to give birth in a health care system often
unresponsive to our needs. This book is like a good friend giving
wise counsel." --Judy Norsigian, co-editor of Our Bodies,
Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth and Executive Director, Our Bodies
"Pregnancy is a miracle, but it does present some big decisions.
This loving book will help you make those decisions in a way that
honors and supports the natural wisdom of your body."
--Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, creator of The Happiest Baby on the Block
"The beginning of the love affair with your child starts here. This
book makes planning your birth fun and easy. A must read for every
--Louann Brizendine, M.D., Founder and Director, Women's Mood and
Hormone Clinic, UCSF; and author of The Female Brain