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Wow, I'm a feminist and no feminist I know would try to bury this information! This book changed my life and after two hospital births, I stayed home and had a homebirth and became a backup midwife. The statement: "although the political, misogynistic "feminists" have tried to bury this critically important knowlege. P, PhD". is not only incorrect, it doesn't even make sense. While suggesting the importance of reading Birth Book as part of your high school education, I would also suggest educating yourself about feminism which is inclusive, accepting, allowing and for individual choices. In other words, having studied feminism in college, it means that some women want to stay home to raise their children, some women want only a career, and some women want to do both. I keep running into women who have been told what feminism is by someone else. Do your own research. Talk shows and the media love to interpret things toward sensationalism, not the truth. Education sets us free. Abilene Gray, author of Once Upon A Commune and How to Get Off the Grid in 30 Days.
Raven Lang's Birth Book should be required reading for all people, pregnant or not. It contains pictures of home births in non-hospital settings in manners that are consistent with what Jean Liedloff calls The Continuum Concept: humans are primates, childbirth is not painful if done in accordance with nature. Raven Lang, along with others like Ina May Gaskin and Dr Bradley saved my life and the life of my baby, Elizabeth, during her unmedicated vaginal breech birth in 1979. I read those books, studied Raven Lang's photos, and refused a Cesarean, although I had to be in a hospital. This book should be required for anyone to get a HIGH SCHOOL diploma, although the political, misogynistic "feminists" have tried to bury this critcally important knowlege. P, PhD.