Book Introduction

Making informed decisions on childbirth

Here’s the introduction to my own book on pregnancy and childbirth:

Making informed decisions on childbirth
One scientist’s international perspective
               by Sofie Vantiers, Ph.D.

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I set out to write a book for pregnant mothers and expecting partners (regardless of whether they are male or female) who are preparing mentally, emotionally and psychologically for the biggest change in their life. Rather than convincing you of my personal right (or wrong) way of doing things, I aimed to make the reader aware of the issues that might come up, open up the discussion and provide some tools of investigation. I used to be quite firm in my beliefs of how to best give birth, feed a baby and raise children in general. Writing this book and doing more research actually made me more moderate in my opinions and more sympathetic to opposing or just different viewpoints.

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